Kentucky Derby 2011:No Sure Winner With Uncle Mo Out

It is now official. The favorite horse that everyone was sure to win the Kentucky Derby 2011 is out of the race. There has been speculation all week as to whether Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo would be racing. The trainer waited until the last possible minute to announce that the mysterious stomach problem was going to keep him out of the race. Uncle Mo has been plagued with this gastrointestinal infection for three weeks and the treatments he has been undertaking have provided little relief.
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Looking at the field of 19 horses, who do they think will win the coveted blanket of roses? The trainer of Uncle Mo does have another horse that is running in the race but he is not sure if this horse can step up and do what he had planned for Uncle Mo to do, which is win the Kentucky Derby.

There have been so many defections in this year’s field it is turning into a race of unproven horses. Horses that were considered legitimate Derby shots such as The Factor, Premier Pegasus, and Toby’s Corner are no where to be seen in the Derby field. Instead you have horses such as Watch Me Go, Derby Kitten, and Shackleford. These horses are not only unproven but also largely unknown.

The closest horse to a sure thing is Dialed In. Calvin Borel has caught a ride on Twice the Appeal, which went from 30/1 to 7 to one odds as of this morning, with Borel as the jockey.  Watch the race and see who emerges the winner of the Kentucky Derby 2011 in this field of unknown and unproven 3-year olds.

 

Uncle Mo gets a no go for Derby Stomach issue(*7*)forces him out(*7*)of race
Belleville News Democrat, on Sat, 07 May 2011 05:54:18 -0700

The pockmarked road to the Kentucky Derby claimed another victim Friday when Uncle Mo was scratched due to a mysterious stomach ailment, further dimming a race already short on star power and speed.Uncle Mo’s defection also threw the Derby wide open. 

Gather.com, on Sat, 07 May 2011 05:48:07 -0700

As for the Kentucky Derby odds, two of the biggest names in the race dropped out during the past week. Uncle Mo had gastrointestinal problems, while Woods Memorial winner, Toby’s Corner, was hampered by a leg injury. These two horses and their teams 

SB Nation, on Sat, 07 May 2011 05:14:10 -0700

4-Stay Thirsty (20/1): Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole are obviously disappointed that Uncle Mo had to scratch from the Derby, but they still have another shot with this son of Preakness winner Bernardini. Stay Thirsty comes into the Derby off of what 

SB Nation, on Sat, 07 May 2011 05:14:09 -0700

Odds: With Uncle Mo out of the 2011 Kentucky Derby after scratching on Friday, Dialed In is the overwhelming favorite. The latest odds can be found in our derby StoryStream. And, of course, there are prop bet odds. Field: 19 horses are entered into the