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Found a pretty cool article from the Washington post site. I thought we'd focus on some long shots this time. Perhaps we will be surprised, especially those who decide to take a chance on these horses. Listed below are the horses and what the article had to say about them.
No. 6 Vekoma (15-1)
"His latest resulted in a career-high Brisnet pace figure (114) and another triple-digit speed figure (101), giving him all he needs to keep up with the field. His stalking style from the No. 6 post is a plus, too, allowing him to use his tactical speed rather than forcing him to adopt a less-comfortable style."
No. 7 Maximum Security (8-1)
"During his victory in his last prep he set a career low pace figure but closed the last three-eighths of a mile in less than 36 seconds and he covered the last eighth-mile in less than 13 seconds, two strong indicators of a horse’s ability to win the Kentucky Derby."
No. 19 Spinoff (30-1)
"Post position 19 isn’t doing him any favors — I’ll Have Another (2012) is the only horse from the No. 19 post position to hit the board this century, per The Post’s Matt Bonesteel — but don’t completely discount this son of Hard Spun because Spinoff’s breeding is impeccable."
Everyone loves and underdog, and why not an "underhorse"? It would be interesting to see if any of the three turn heads. Perhaps one of them will be the surprise winner we talk about for years to come. What's the likeliness here? Are there any other "underhorses" who deserve the consideration as well?