Hello, Mudder

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Today is the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Just before the race, thousands of people will sing our state song, “My Old Kentucky Home” – you know, the one that begins, “The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky Home.” Well, someone apparently forgot to tell the sun, because today’s forecast is for rain, pretty much all day.

This may affect one’s choice of attire. I for one will be wearing jeans and boots to the track rather than the dress and heels I’d planned. But more important, it might affect your wagering. Not all horses run well in the mud. I’m told that morning-line favorite Orb can handle a sloppy track. Others to consider: Oxbow, Normandy Invasion, Charming Kitten and Itsmyluckyday.

I’ll also be placing a Derby bet on Overanalyze, because I do. Good luck!

Photo: Churchill Downs’ Gate 1 earlier this week – the calm before the storm

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