Kentucky Derby 2012: Daddy Long Legs Seen As Strong Contender

With the Kentucky Derby only days away, it's time to brush up on the horses in this year's field. In our latest 'Better Know A horse' segment heading into the 2012 Kentucky Derby, we take a look at one of the favorites of this year's event, Daddy Long Legs, and it's changes of winning the race.

Horse: Daddy Long Legs

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Pedigree: By Scat Daddy out of a Meadowlake mare (Dreamy Maiden)

Career Record: 5-3-0-0

Career Earnings: $1,308,752

Notable Races: G2-UAE Derby (1st); G1-Breeders' Cup Juvenile (12th); G2-Royal Lodge Stakes (1st); G2-Champagne (GB) Stakes (4th)

SB Nation's resident horse whisperer Matt Gardner with the commentary on Daddy Long Legs' chances:

Daddy Long Legs doesn't have much of an excuse for his poor performance in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Unlike several of his rivals, he had a relatively clean trip around the track and simply failed to mount a challenge at any point in the race. Things won't get a whole lot easier in the Derby after Daddy Long Legs drew the dreaded rail post.

No they certainly won't. We'll just have to wait and see how Daddy Long Legs finishes.

For more in depth discussion and analysis of everything horse racing including the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown, make sure that you head on over to SB Nation's horse blog And Down The Stretch They Come. You can also check out SB Nation's dedicated Kentucky Derby Stream, as well as SB Nation Seattle.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.