Brian’s Derby Preps: The Arkansas Derby

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Oaklawn Park: The $1 million Arkansas Derby at…

Brian’s Derby Preps 2016: The Arkansas Derby

 by Brian Nadeau of Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB TV.  Oaklawn Park: The GI, $1 million Arkansas Derby at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points 100-40-20-10) #1 Discreetness (20-1): Deep closer didn’t make any headway behind many of these when seventh in both of the two local graded stakes, the GIII Southwest in February and GII Rebel…