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Is Mask A Contender Or Pretender On Kentucky Derby Trail

By Derek Simon

Mask wins the 2018 Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park, 1/5/18. Photo: Lauren King/Coglianese Potos

Is he worthy of all the hype? In a word, no.

Look, I get it. Mask won the Mucho Macho Man by 6 ¼ lengths — under wraps — and earned a 100 Brisnet Speed Figure (BSF) in the process. Over the past 26 years, 23 winners of the Run for the Roses earned a triple-digit BSF at least once prior to the first Saturday in May, so Mask is already good on that count.

His overall pace figures are also solid — better than solid, actually. Thirty-eight of the last… (more)

 

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