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"That's two for two lifetime. Both raises came at Tampa. He ran a nice race. Last time in the Columbia stakes seismic. Wave was impressive winning the Cutler bay at Gulfstream Park from well off the pace not a good pay situation. Usually at Gulfstream, you usually wanna be forwardly placed but seismic waiver and really good that day, and of course, eighties flatters in there too who won four out of five races a lifetime. So a very tough race the American it's going to be exciting to watch looking forward to that one a lot the tenth race on the derby day card, if formerly called the derby trial now the Pat Day mile and probably one of the heavier favorites on the day, Instagram. Is back and he's gonna make his first start ever in Kentucky. Good third place finish behind roadster and game winner in the Santa Anita derby in his last start shortening up to a mile. I think he's going to be able to get the lead. And we're probably going to get to be Instagram that we've all been waiting to see. Yeah. He's a very nice horses by into mischief out of a lawyer on mayor was first to racist by ten links will look like he's going to be the one his owner decide to give a little rest. They got behind points that they could make the derby. So this is going to be his consolation. And then the last of the undercard stakes the old I or turf classic great one event with a million dollar purse mile eighth on the turf in the Chad Brown trainees, certainly figured to take most of the money bricks and mortar with Iran Ortiz in their raging bull. Who's also in good form, but a very contentious field. Chad's also got Ticonderoga if to wasn't enough. He's got three in there in curious Qurban who has. As an outside chance. If one of the chats doesn't win. Well, we're we're wrapping up our week on the backstretch here at Churchill Downs. Of course, great coverage live both oaks and derby day coming up right here on the horse racing radio network. We've been talking about it all week. I know you've been talking about it on other shows. Final points on this year's Kentucky Derby, how are you going to play the race in? How do you see? It's shaping up. Well, I still like game winner. I've liked him for quite a while. And I'm gonna put him on top with a bunch of horses underneath and probably in the exact depending on what price he is all Benham straight as well. But you know, I think I think he's a solid horsey. He likes his track. I think he's going to be super tough. He's by candy. Right. Who's a tremendous either for Churchill Downs racing. So that's how I see where do you want? If you like game win, or where would you like to see him into the first turn and I'd like to see him like fourth or fifth probably somewhere forwardly placed but not too far back. You know, I just clean trip is all I really want. I'm thinking the same thing. I like one of the other Baffert trainees improbable both game winner. Improbable have looked fantastic all week. I think improbable loves this racetrack. And I think we're gonna he's going to fire his big shot. And I think we both think. Win win win has at least a little bit of a shot. Not only win. But you know, I mean, not only the hit the board. But actually win the race. Yeah. Definitely a punchers chance there for well. On behalf of producer Lee dela Pena and the Jimmy Johns of Lexington studio producer sawn see co host Jude fell and L Cacho handling these social media Bobby Newman here the backside at Churchill Downs. You've been listening to the derby countdown all week here on the horse racing radio network. Whoever you like in the oaks and the derby, good luck rate racing and we'll see tomorrow for live oak. Stay coverage.."