- Trained by the legendary D. Wayne Lukas (who has won the Roses four times among thirteen Triple Crown victories)
- Grandsires Smart Strike (who sired Curlin) and A. P. Indy
- Made the field only after the defection of Larry Jones's Mark Valeski.
- D. Wayne Lukas hasn't won the Derby since he entered Charismatic in 1999.
To quote one of my favorite movies (i.e.- "Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail"): "Run away! Run away!