Five Days Out Until Kentucky Oaks with Flashy Gray
Five days out. Can't wait. Oaks looking like the deepest and most competitive Oaks in decades.
Every time I turn around there is another "freak". Today it was Baffert's good filly, Midnight Lucky, who outworked Code West. They all can't run huge on Friday afternoon.
Getting packed to go to Louisville in the am. Have a direct flight out of Philly on Monday at 9:45 am.
Shannon Castagnola has done an awesome job over the last several weeks getting accommodations for all the Flashy Partners. Not an easy task but she's really gotten a ton of help from Becky Reed in the Churchill Premium Seating office.
Love that fact that Twitter is so useful in the buildup for big races now in the racing industry. You can follow our Twitter feed to get real time updates and photos of our filly. Owners, trainers, horses, press, fans, tracks, riders - you name it - seems like everyone has a Twitter feed and an opinion....
Will blog all week about what I'm seeing on the ground at Churchill. Jeff Lifson, our man with a plan from Louisville has been on the ground for over three weeks as the Derby MoJo started to build.
As of today, my Derby horse is Orb. Tommy Bellhouse thinks I stole the pick from him. Truth be told, he's been an Orb fan since his first start in Saratoga. Word is that Orb is in another zone these days in his training under the Twin Spires.
I think we are in with a big shot with Flashy Gray in the Oaks. However, I'm biased.