05/03/2015 9:39AM

Watchmaker: American Pharoah shows he's a fighter in Derby

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American Pharoah was best winning the Kentucky Derby, and he deserves all the credit he is receiving. But while I am well aware he has the speed and the talent to get a perfect trip every time he races, it must be said that American Pharoah had yet another perfect trip Saturday. He stalked a deliberate pace, moved at a point when it was ideal for him to move, and out-finished a gutsy Firing Line. It was all pretty simple. And now, that’s five straight stakes victories for American Pharoah after five straight perfect trips.