California Chrome put on a clinic Saturday in the Kentucky Derby, winning by 1 3/4 lengths. He did it effortlessly. Victor Espinoza rode him beautifully. If people had their doubts about CC, he erased them.
As the Derbies add up, each one provides a chance for examination. When dissected, you can pick through and find out what happened and how you can learn from it. This year's was no different.
There were some takeaways worth exploring that help expose some truths about the Derby and truths about some of the participants.
It's time for class.