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Kentucky Derby 138 horse profile: Zenyatta [Horse racing]
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  • At seven years old, has more experience than the rest of the Derby field
  • Ran well at Churchill Downs in her last race, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic
  • Unlike other entrants, has run 1 1/4 miles before


  • Just gave birth
  • Not even on the also eligible list
  • Failed as favorite last time out

Fun fact

She's been putting on weight

Final analysis

Pass, unless Rachel Alexandra is also in the field.

Photo: Courtesy Zenyatta.com/Mathea Kelley

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