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2008 Louisiana Derby Day Part 1

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Second place finisher and beaten favorite Indian Blessing
Second place finisher Indian Blessing in the post parade for  the 2008 Fair Grounds Oaks

Second place finisher and beaten favorite Indian Blessing in the post parade for the 2008 Fair Grounds Oaks

© Vanessa Ng
Garrett Gomez, aboard beaten favorite Indian Blessing, said, "I had a perfect trip. I was actually happy having (Proud Spell) chasing me. She finished really well. She just got beat. Even champions get beat."

On Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert indicated she may skip the Kentucky Oaks. He said, "We learned something in the Fair Grounds Oaks. Garrett tried to get her to slow down, but she was fighting him. We realized that you've got to just let her go or she's not going to give you that extra kick. We learned that. She's just fast. Her weapon is to run 'em off their feet and just separate herself and let them come get her. I think I might just freshen her up. I don’t know about the Kentucky Oaks. I might not run her."

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