Originally Posted by -BT-
something just doesn't smell right to me about Mendelssohn. Don't get me wrong, it was an amazing win against 2nd and 3rd tier competition, but what was the need to continue riding the horse so hard down the lane if you're up by 15+ lengths. I guess they had a point to prove? I don't get it, and he's this years mystery horse for me.
You have to remember that Mendelssohn is owned by Coolmore.
The overarching goal for Coolmore is not to win the Kentucky Derby, but rather to produce stallions.
A track record performance at the Group 1 level with an 18 1/2 length winning margin? Regardless of how he performs at Churchill (if he performs at all), Mendelssohn has gotten his "stallion making" race.