POSTED: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 8:43pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 9:52pm
The Sunland Derby is the fifth richest Kentucky Derby qualifier in the country and for the eleven horses running in this years race, they are all aiming for the Blue Grass State.
Trainer Kelly Breen is increasing his odds by running two of his top three year olds. Nacho Saint, at 7-2, and Ruler On Ice, at 8-1, both bring different abilities and that has Breen feeling good.
"The favorite is outside of us so we get to control a little bit of what we want to do," said Breen. "Ruler On Ice, he's our closer. So we're trying to give them the 1-2 punch. One from the front, one from the back."
The Derby runs Sunday at Sunland Park Racetrack.