Aikenite (50-1) belongs on fake stuff or grass
American Lion (30-1) may have potential to bounce back or not at all
Buddy's Saint (12-1) two race preps have to be perfect; his first was less than
Caracortado (12-1) undefeated against who???
Connemara (20-1) taking overland route with a long way to go
Conveyance (12-1) would be better off running in the desert of New Mexico vs. the Middle Eastern desert
D'Funnybone (30-1) "experts" don't give him a chance, but Dutrow sees fit for FL Derby entry
Dave in Dixie (30-1) I plead ignorance - which at this point is quite blissful
Discreetly Mine (30-1) uncontested merry-go-round Risen Star win - subtract 10 Beyer points
Dublin (15-1) my love and admiration only grew stronger after Southwest runner-up finish
Eskendereya (6-1) obvious, which isn't always a good recipe for finding a Derby winner this far out
Jackson Bend (20-1) the little horse that just can't beat the big boys
Lookin at Lucky (6-1) lots of talent, see Buddy's Saint
Nextdoorneighbor (30-1) Sham tells us something or nothing; I choose the latter
Noble's Promise (30-1) who?
Odysseus (50-1) those purporting to be in the know like him; reason enough to dismiss
Radiohead (20-1) lots of upside and chatter for an allowance winner
Rule (20-1) this year's Rodney Dangerfield - "He get's no respect!"
Setusko (50-1) sounds like an offering at a sushi bar; I'll pass
Sidney's Candy (20-1) as tempting as a bowl full of M&Ms with none of the calories
Super Saver (20-1) saving his best for when???
Tempted to Tapit (50-1) rightly so...
Vale of York (30-1) less than expected in desert
Field (7-2) far more appealing than 3-2
From the mouth and backer of Maximus Ruler in Pool 1 comes these choices for Pool 2:
Rule at 15-1 or greater
Dublin at 20-1 or greater
Sidney's Candy at 25-1 or greater
D'Funnybone at 50-1 or greater