Churchill Downs - (Thoroughbred Ass Mess): Dubai's top paranoid egomaniac Shaikh Mohammed McTomb-Raider is on a roll having convinced himself that the splayed entrails on the Gogolphin Stables' gelding room floor spell a massive victory for one of his three-legged equine no-hopers in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
Fat chance, of course, even though the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained 20/1 chances Desert Party and Regal Ransom scored decent enough wins in Dubai's Nad Al Sheba racecourse earlier in the season.
"At least nobody round here will get flogged, stoned or have a limb amputated when these wannabes come home thirty lengths adrift of the winner," a Churchill Downs source commented today, "at least, I reckon...."
Meanwhile 7/1 chance Pioneer of the Nile is shaping up nicely for the 135th running of the Blue Riband event ahead of 30/1 shot West Side Bernie - whose previous name West Side Bernie Madoff was hastily changed last December following the collapse of the eponymous Mossad Pension Fund supremo.
I Want Revenge is the 11/4 red hot favorite.