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Baffert: Repole “just trying to build a price for himself”

Bob Baffert trains two of the leading contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah and Dortmund.

Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert isn't buying the whole “Uncle Mo is 50-50” line from owner Mike Repole.  On the Churchill Downs backside Thursday morning, Baffert was his usual colorful self with reporters:

“Uncle Mo looks fantastic out there to me,” Baffert said. “He's the best horse in the race. I don't care what rumors you hear. You can't throw him out. He's looked great to me. Everyone is talking about him being 50/50. I think [owner Mike Repole] is just trying to build a price for himself because it sounds like he likes to gamble. He's going to be dangerous. I don't think it's some [gastrointestinal issue], I think he just got tired at the Wood [Memorial]. From what I've seen visually, there is nothing there that tells me the horse isn't ready to run. I'm not buying that crap. He's just trying to steal this race.”

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