One of two horses in the field trained by Bob Baffert, who is seeking his fourth Derby victory and first since War Emblem in 2002. The colt is a son of 2008 Derby winner Big Brown. He brings a gaudy 6-0 record into Churchill Downs, equalling the records of Derby winners Seattle Slew in 1977 and Smarty Jones in 2004. He proved he can win with a front-running style in his last two starts at the San Felipe and Santa Anita derbies. Earlier in his career, he stalked the pace and came from behind to win. The colt will be ridden by Martin Garcia, who is 0 for 2 in the Derby.