NBC sports horse racing analyst Mike Battaglia joined the Norris & Davis Show to talk about what we saw at the Kentucky Derby and what we might see at the Preakness. At the Derby co-favorite Orb used a late charge to win his 5th consecutive race.
Steve started off by asking about picking Orb. Mike said this is really a good horse and this win doesn’t shock him at all.
Bob asked about the number four horse Golden Soul. Mike said maybe we should have expected this because he was second in the Louisiana Derby.
Steve asked about how is pointing towards the Preakness. Mike says Orb will be the heavy favorite in the race and that he is capable of running in any type of conditions.
Bob wanted to know if the slop affected any of the horses a lot more than others. Mike said he didn’t believe so. He thought that the thing that affected these horses the most was the fast pace.
To finish the interview Steve asked if there were any horse that let him down. Mike told the guys that Itsmyluckyday and Verrazano were a little disappointing in respect to their final place.