04/29/2015 5:44PM

Crist: Materiality may have enough talent to meet challenge


On paper, this is the best Kentucky Derby field in years. The five favorites (American Pharoah, Dortmund, Carpe Diem, International Star, and Materiality) are a combined 13 for 13 this year. Three of those horses, and five other entrants, have recorded a Beyer Speed Figure of 100 or more, which may be a record. All five of the Grade 1 races for the division this year have been won by daylight.