Top Trainers Discuss their KY Derby 144 Hopefuls

Both Todd Pletcher and Bill Mott, two of the finest horsemen in the country, share their views on their starters in next Saturday’s Run for the Roses.  Of course, Pletcher is stacked with four contenders, and he seeks his third win in the Kentucky Derby.  Meanwhile Mott has longshot hopeful Hofburg.

Todd Pletcher on this four runners

Bill Mott on the attributes of Hofburg:

COMING NEXT WEEK!  NILSEN’S KY DERBY ANALYSIS

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UK Epsom Downs

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