Anybody up for some horse racing discussion for the year?

The derby is coming up in 1.5 months.

The derby picture is a bit of a mess.

Baffert sent his top 2 horses Game (of Thrones) Winner and Improbable to the Rebel stakes, but they had 2 strikes against them yesterday.
1) They had an erratic training schedule because of all the rain in California and the erratic track schedule at Santa Anita
2) Cancelling of the Santa Pasqual and the late decision to go to the Rebel in Arkansas

These 2 horses were also making their first appearances of the year now with less than 2 months before the Derby. It's not like years ago when horses would get 3 or 4 prep races in for their 3 year old year, or even Smarty Jones who just started as a 2YO and raced right into the Derby.

The 2YOs will be making an appearance soon too. We're all waiting for those American Pharoah 2YOs, but the better ones will not appear until Saratoga/Delmar in August anyway.