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My selection for the 2017 Kentucky Derby is:

#17 IRISH WAR CRY (6-1) ML

Son of Curlin out of Irish Sovering Danzig mix is bred to run all day and should relish a wet track as well.  Not only that but Irish War Cry has done nothing wrong other than running last in the fountain of youth when obviously compromised.  Irish War Cry has won 4 out of 5 races and not only beating but destroying some of the competition. For example IRISH defeated both Gunnevera and Classic Empire by more than 3 lengths in the Holy Bull proving that he is a force to be reckon with. His win in the Wood Memorial was breathtaking and visually the most impressive win to date.   IRISH WAR CRY should get a perfect trip laying behind front runners and pouncing late while not being in traffic considering the cozy but not terrible post.

Expect to see this gorgeous chestnut in the winning circle.

Other horses to consider:

#5 Always Dreaming is an obvious contender but I worry about distance limitations. 

#15 McCracken is 3 for 3 at CHURCHILL so that alone makes him stand out. 



#16 Tapwrit. 

1.2 mil bred colt ran huge in the TB Derby and should relish a wet track and is bred to run this distance.   I think Tapwrit is the forgotten horse in this race and should offer great value.