Drain the Clock Derby Betting Lines

Time for the 147th Kentucky Derby. Today, we preview Drain the Clock Derby betting lines. Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained colt Drain the Clock finished second to Greatest Honour in the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, ending his two-race unbeaten streak.

Even though Joseph Jr. reported that Drain the Clock came out of his second-place finish in the Fountain of Youth in good order, he is not expected to run at the Florida Derby on March 27. What does this mean for the Kentucky Derby? Well, this is not new.

“At the three-eighths pole, watching the race live yesterday. It looked like Greatest Honour was beaten. But watching the replay last night, I could see at the head of the lane that he was the winner. Even though we got beat, we’re not walking away disappointed. We got run down by a really nice horse. With unlimited stamina. But in the end. He ran his race and got beat fair and square. We gave it a shot stretching him around two turns. Also the reality is he ran credibly, but failed to stay.”

Joseph said he will shorten Drain the Clock, a runaway winner of the Grade 3 Swale at seven furlongs earlier in the meet, back to one turn for his next start.

Updated Drain the Clock Derby Betting Odds 2021

Drain the Clock Derby Betting

“I think running him more distance again would only hinder his true brilliance,” Joseph said. “There are plenty of big races. Grade 1s out there at one turn.”

Despite the fact that Drain the Clock won’t be at the Florida Derby, Joseph will still have a contender in lightly raced Collaborate, who drew off to a 12 1/2-length maiden win going a mile at Gulfstream on Saturday in his second career start.

“His first start was disappointing that he got beat with the talent he has. But I always look for the positive in every negative situation and what he got was a ton of experience out of that race,” Joseph said. “He missed the break, took a lot of dirt, and had to wait in traffic to get clear enough to make a late run. Very clear. It’s a building-block race that should really serve him well going forward. He has that long stride, and stamina with him is no problem. Granted it’s a tall task, but he deserves a shot somewhere to get to the Kentucky Derby and the Florida Derby is the most logical option being it’s here, at our home track.”

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March 15, 2021 by : Posted in 2021 No Comments

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