What To Do When The Bird Won't Sing?
Birdbird did not give me or anybody else much reason to believe he should remain on the Derby trail after yesterday's Florida Derby. He's a better horse than what we saw yesterday. He looked washed out loading into the gate, after the break Manny Cruz managed to get over to the rail and save some ground but after that there wasn't much to be seen. The race set up just about as expected with Stormello setting an honest pace with the first quarter in 23 and the half in 46 and 3/5. When Birdbird was still last after six furlongs in 1:10, my hope melted into a pool of doubt. Down the stretch he wasn't making up much ground and managed to beat only Adore the Gold. Hey it's a tough game, full of disappointments as you all well know. I will try to contact Team Bird later today to see what is going on.