One for the Roses: Bayern

Steve Haskin explains the case for Bayern who is questionable in experience.

Even with his inexperience and the possible curse of Apollo, Steve Haskin gives the case for Bayern to appear in the Kentucky Derby.

In a race that could have Triple Crown implications, Bayern, ridden by Gary Stevens for trainer Bob Baffert, stretched out to a mile and overwhelmed a $58,000 allowance test for 3-year-olds, winning by 15 lengths February 13, 2014.

Bayern covered the distance in 1:35.77 and was then ridden out past the wire another sixteenth of a mile.

A first-out maiden winner going seven furlongs Jan. 4, Bayern was the heavy 3-5 favorite for his return as part of a field of five and paid $3.20 to win.

Haskin's One for the Roses: Bayern