04/29/2015 5:44PM

Crist: Materiality may have enough talent to meet challenge

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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.

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