Originally Posted by Redlegs23
Scat Daddy was dissappointing. I thought Street Sense was finished when he was at the end of the pack on the backstretch. Things broke perfectly for him, and he finished strong. No money for me.
19th sounds terrible but in distance terms he wasn't all that far back for a stretch-running horse. Most Derby winners don't come from that many places behind, though, if for no other reason than the difficulty of getting a clean shot through traffic. He got a perfect ride from a jock that knows every inch of that track.
I have a lot of respect for Hard Spun also. It takes a quality horse to set an honest pace and then not collapse when confronted with the long stretch run, and that's the type of horse that sometimes won't be caught at the Preakness with the shorter distance and tight turns. He'll have the hometown jockey advantage there, too.