Is Mask A Contender Or Pretender On Kentucky Derby Trail
By Derek Simon
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)