BY BEN ROBERTS
There would be “no excuses” for Good Magic in this one, trainer Chad Brown said of his reigning 2-year-old champion and Kentucky Derby contender.
The son of Curlin came into his 3-year-old campaign saddled with high expectations, but he never seriously threatened in his first start of the year, finishing third as the heavy favorite in last month’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes.
Brown said Good Magic needed that race. He also said his star colt needed to show something more in Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.
Ortiz added of the trip: “It was perfect.”
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