2011 Kentucky Derby Favorites A Plenty
As it stands right now, the favorite in the 2011 Kentucky Derby is Uncle Mo, but there are plenty of good contenders out there.
One of them flying a bit under the radar is Kathy Ritvo's Mucho Macho Man.
Ritvo herself has been a pretty big story this week--as the Sacramento Bee reported, she suffered from cardiomyopathy before receiving a heart transplant in 2008--but her horse is as well.
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He comes from a very prestigious lineage: according to horseracingnation.com, his farther Macho Uno won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and his mother won eight of 30 starts.
Things are looking good for Mucho Macho Man and his jockey, Rajiv Maragh who in a pre-race workout last Sunday rode the three-year-old to five furlongs in 1:02.40, the fourth-fastest time.