While every causal horse racing fan would love to see the Triple Crown achieved for the first time since 1978, the odds suggest I’ll Have Another should be ignored.
When you are 6-4 odds to win in a 12-horse race, the value has been diminished beyond repair. It’s not the smart bet to take. With the news that he’ll be racing from the No. 11 post (only one horse has placed from this position since 2002), you have further proof this is an awful bet to make.
The benefit of having one horse chasing history is that plenty of other colts aren’t getting the credit they deserve.
The first horse that jumps out is Union Rags, a colt who was one of the favorites at the Kentucky Derby but got caught up in the traffic and settled for a disappointing seventh. Settling in with the No. 3 post position, the stage is set for a big run under new and more experienced jockey John Velazquez.
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