Sport: Confusing Repetoire

Given the proposition that there is no standout horse in next week's Kentucky Derby, 44,230 people went looking for a likely bet in the Wood Memorial at Jamaica last week. They came away shaking their heads after UNCLE MILTIE, the favorite, finished eighth.*

Battlefield, last year's money-winning-est two-year-old, had already been declared out of the Derby. ROUGH 'N TUMBLE, the California champion, was on the shelf with splints. Greentree's well-liked BIG STRETCH had been publicly embarrassed in a Keeneland prep when an upstart named RUHE gave him a three-length beating. Out in Nevada, some legalized handbook players were still contemplating the 30-to-1...

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