Baffert fears black cats, feels good about Derby entry

Baffert fears black cats, feels good with entry to Derby

Baffert fears black cats, feels good with entry to Derby

Associated Press
News May 5, 2018, 00:30 IST


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Coach Bob Baffert feels pretty good about the chances of his last Kentucky Derby contender, Justify, despite the horse's lack of experience on the track.

Baffert told "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg of Justify, the early favorite for Saturday's race, should be fine despite running only three races in his life. Baffert said that Justify has demonstrated an ability to quickly adapt to race conditions, and that he expects to continue in the Derby.

Baffert is looking for his fifth victory in the Derby with Justify, who won the Santa Anita Derby last month. The horse will try to become the first to win the Kentucky Derby after not running as a 2-year-old since Apollo turned the trick in 1882.

One thing that Baffert does not want to see during Derby week, however , it is an animal of another type. Baffert says he has something about black cats, and hopes not to cross his road in Louisville.

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