My selection is the 2017 Santa Derby is

 

#6 American Anthem.   (5-1 ML)

His race in the sham was dazzling and a repeat of that performance will likely translate into a win.  Trained by someone who has won this race a million times,  Mike Smith said American Anthem wasn’t himself in the Rebel and I am willing to forgive him for that effort and looking at the 46 best of the day workout he seems like he is doing just fine.  American Anthem was the big favorite in the Rebel and has always been the favorite, not today.     Expect a much better effort today.

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