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Simon Says: Stop It! Justify Is Not Going To Win The Kentucky Derby!

By Derek Simon

Justify in his allowance win at Santa Anita, 3/11/18. Photo: Jim Safford

I’ve heard all the hyperbole.

I’ve seen all the comparisons to great Kentucky Derby champions of the past.

But I’m here to tell you that Justify will not win the 2018 Kentucky Derby — or at least he shouldn’t be a short price to do so. The fact that the Bob Baffert-trained colt closed at 6.2-1 in the latest Kentucky Derby Future Wager is mind blowing.

And it’s not only that Justify would be the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the Run for the Roses without starting as a two-year-old, it’s that he presently… (more)

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