One for the Roses: Danza

Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on the performance of Arkansas Derby winner, Danza.

Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on Danza 's shocking performance in the Arkansas Derby. Danza shocked the crowd when he took command in the upper stretch at odds of 41-1 and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory, beating out favorites Bayern  and Tapiture .

The lightly raced son of Street Boss , ridden by Joe Bravo, previously made his 2014 debut after a six-month layoff at Gulfstream March 1, finishing third behind highly regarded stablemate Anchor Down .

After the race, Todd Pletcher said, "We were stepping out a bit. The horse always ran well and trained well. We felt we had one shot to put ourselves possibly in a position to get to Churchill. We were quietly expecting a good race, but, without a doubt, that exceeded everyone's hopes and expectations."

Danza has 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby and is in sixth place on the leaderboard following his run in the Arkansas Derby.

One For the Roses: Danza