The days leading up to the Kentucky Derby can be some of the most intriguing in sports. In a split second, everything can change and the dreams of roses can vanish into thin air.
The Churchill Downs surface can be a tricky one. Some horses will thrive from the moment they step under the iconic twin spires, whereas others will begin to show their vulnerability. Every moment from here until post time matters, and no detail is too small.
No matter how much preparation and planning have gone into it, some horses and people are inevitably having better weeks than others. Here is a look at who is hot and who is not as Derby Day approaches.