Breeders' Cup 2011 Entries: Stay Thirsty Ready for Upset in Classic

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IINovember 5, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07:  Jockey Ramon A. Dominguez, riding Stay Thirsty #4, is escourted onto the track by an outrider for the running of the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Stay Thirsty is ready for an upset away from New York.

The critics of this horse only worry that his strong form cannot be replicated outside of New York and this has made some weary of him.

This will not be the case. He is in good form and running well.

Stay Thirsty is at 12:1 odds and this is a decent gamble for most. He may appear to be a long shot, but he is a bit stronger than people are giving him credit for.

His win at Saratoga was one that showed the caliber of this horse.

Yes, that was in New York and does not prove that he can win away from home, but this is horse racing and it is about the result not the place.

Stay Thirsty showed that he can win with strong competition against him.

Uncle Mo may be looking to repeat, but Stay Thirsty will surprise his doubters and come away with a win at Churchill Downs.

This will be a big test for Stay Thirsty and it is one that will make it all the more exciting when he wins.

Stay Thirsty is running out of the No. 9.

He is just going to show that he can close out this race that is sure to be tight. The finish will certainly not be a blow out it will more than likely be a three- or four-horse tight race at the finish with Stay Thirsty trying to edge out the pack.