Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 23: #8 HoppertunityContributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/23/14 8:56 AM
|Trainer: Bob Baffert|
|Jockey: Mike E. Smith*|
|Owner: Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman|
|Breeder: Betz/D.J. Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenalt|
|Next Race: Kentucky Derby*|
|* Current as of April 1, 2014|
Hoppertunity is an Any Given Saturday and Refugee colt trained by Bob Baffert. After a 4th place finish in the G2 Risen Star, he rebounded for a win in the G2 Rebel Stakes. He finished second to California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby and looks primed for a good run in Kentucky.
Hoppertunity got his first exercise over the track at Churchill Downs yesterday morning, galloping 1 1/2 miles under Dana Barnes. While Hoppertunity was unable to catch California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby, the extra furlong in Kentucky combined with a thicker field may work to his advantage this time around. Hoppertunity will definitely be included on some of our wager slips for this race.
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