Best 3-year-olds may notbe running in Florida

The 3-year-olds are everywhere, from Santa Anita to Dubai, and the handicappers are all over the place as well. Who's your Kentucky Derby horse? Don't have one yet? Me, either. Trainer Bob Baffert has five of the top seven contenders in the Daily Racing Form's Derby Watch, including filly stars Silverbulletday and Excellent Meeting. Yet, one colt who's not up there, ninth-ranked Straight Man, may turn out to be Baffert's best. Halfway around the world in the desert, Saeed bin Suroor is preparing Worldly Manner, Comeonmom and Aljabr in secrecy. The inexperienced Menifee and Desert Hero have their backers, and there's support for Lemon Drop Kid, Ecton Park and Vicar.

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