"Anytime Bob Baffert has a couple of Kentucky Derby horses, you have to give them a lot of respect," said rival trainer Todd Pletcher, who will saddle three horses, including 8-1 third choice Carpe Diem. "He's certainly tremendous at getting them there and having them perform well."
"We're in this because we think we have a chance to win," Pletcher said. "We have to hope that the five weeks between races, the pedigree that she has the five pounds we're getting maybe swings things our way. We're going to need everything to go just right and then some."