Trainer Steve Asmussen wants no part of having this year's Derby “buzz” horse. But he just might have the one in Nehro, who has gained quite a following in recent weeks after finishing second by a neck in both the Louisiana and Arkansas derbies.
“I don't want any 'Mushes' on the bandwagon,” Asmussen said slyly. “I don't want them bringing any of their bad luck around.”
Typical “buzz” horses in the last decade include such also-rans as Awesome Act (19th in 2010), Sweetnorthernsaint (7th in 2006), Ten Most Wanted (9th in 2003), and Saarland (10th in 2002).
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