Running of the Roses

derby2006.jpgContinuing its annual tradition, The Hotline today ran Jack Germond‘s Kentucky Derby predictions.*

Germond’s picks for 2006: “I’m going with Barbaro, who has shown he can win on any surface and has attracted Edgar Prado, who had a choice of several mounts. I am passing Brother Derek. California horses are like political celebrities who seem to expect special handling — those five-horse fields, for example — for no apparent reason. My longshot is Bluegrass Cat, who has shown little but has good breeding that is more important at the track than in the Senate. Put him in an exacta box with Barbaro. You could win an all-expense paid trip to Crawford, Texas.”

This post, from last year, reminds us too to wish Ron Brownstein a happy first wedding anniversary.

* It would be mean of us to mention that last year’s predictions didn’t mention the winner, longshot Giacomo.