More “jockeying” continues to take place regarding mounts and the Kentucky Derby. It was announced yesterday that Calvin Borel would ride Revolutionary for Todd Pletcher and WinStar Farms. If these names ring a bell, it’s because this was the same triumvirate that led Super Saver to victory in the 2010 Kentucky Derby. It would seem like a nice fit, but I’m not sure how I really feel about this grouping this time around. Borel is notorious for saving ground and hugging the rail throughout a race, and Revolutionary hasn’t been the most cooperative horse when dealing with traffic. It will be interesting to see what the riding tactics will be for this team.
As for Mylute, it’s always good when Rosie Napravnik gets the spotlight. Forget the fact that she’s a woman and it absolutely brings more attention to the racing world – she’s currently one of the top five riders in the country. Mylute put in a nice late charge in the Louisiana Derby under Shaun Bridgmohan, and I’d expect him to be running late for Rosie, as well. I’m not sure he’s talented enough to get the job done, but nonetheless – it’s always good for the sport to have Rosie Napravnik riding in the biggest races.