Wednesday, March 28, 2007

BirdBird Fits in the Florida Derby

Trainer Ken McPeek explained the reasoning behind his decision to run Raymond Cottrell's Birdbirdistheword in the Florida Derby rather than Lawrence Carroll’s Bold Start as originally planned: “I just think the way the race sets up, ‘Birdbird’ will be a better fit,” said McPeek Wednesday morning. “It looks like there is plenty of speed in there and ‘Birdbird’ will be closing. They are both doing equally well. We’ll just switch Bold Start off to the Illinois Derby (gr. II) a week later (Apr. 7 at Hawthorne Park)."

1. Notional Robbie Albarado, 4-1
2. Imawildandcrazyguy Rafael Bejarano, 15-1
3. Scat Daddy Edgar Prado, 5-2
4. Adore the Gold Cornelio Velasquez, 6-1
5. Stormello Victor Espinoza, 3-1
6. Chelokee Ramon Dominguez, 8-1
7. Boogie Boggs Joe Bravo, 8-1
8. Johannesburg Star Rajiv Maragh, 30-1
9. Birdbirdistheword Manoel Cruz, 12-1

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