- Owner Ernie Paragallo, whose Achilles of Troy will stay in New York to prepare for the Derby, is still touting his one-time starter Scanlon’s Song (Partner’s Hero) as being not only equal to, but possibly better than his stablemate. Scanlon’s Song will take the Polytrack route – the March 4 John Battaglia and the March 25 Lane’s End at Turfway. Paragallo says that only one of the two would go to the Derby.
``Honestly, I've got mixed reservations, I don't want both of them to go....If I have enough confidence in one or the other, then we'll see. You are blessed to have horses like this. The thing I'm not looking forward to are the hassles with the press because, the problem with me is that if you ask me something, I'm going to tell the truth, and sometimes people don't like to hear the truth.'' [Albany Times-Union]Oh, we just love to hear the truth. Do tell.