This week, the Derby preps get even more serious. For Picks and Ponderings, I took a (figurative) road trip to sunny South Florida for the culmination of their winter and spring three-year-old preps: the Florida Derby (GI) and the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII). Both races feature some proven stakes runners, as well as a few newer faces who are trying to break out late in the season and punch their tickets to Kentucky.
Who do I think has a shot? Find out!
Let me know in the comments what you think about the races in Florida, and stay tuned. Tomorrow at Picks and Ponderings, I will be diving into another Kentucky Derby prep, as well as a few other big races, out at Meydan.