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Which Santa Anita horses have the best chances of winning the Kentucky Derby?

Which Santa Anita horses have the best chances of winning the Kentucky Derby?

Trying to figure out who's going to win the Kentucky Derby at about the time all 2-year-olds become 3-year-olds is like trying to predict how next season's Lakers will do in the post-Kobe era.

But that doesn't keep some of the guesswork from starting. So, checking with a few of the Derby hopefuls that will be stabled — and likely run — at Santa Anita seems totally appropriate.

The early favorite, and likely Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old, is Nyquist. His connections are familiar, as trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Paul Reddam entered 2012 with the same Derby aspirations with I'll Have Another. The colt won the Derby and Preakness Stakes but was scratched the day...

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