The shear look of astonishment on Baffert’s perfectly tanned face should have been a tell. Maybe when he was interviewed, his look of: “what the hell just happened?” was an acknowledgment that he never thought that his “little horse” would win. But it did win.
Maybe some scoundrel slipped Baffert’s little horse a shot WOW, or maybe it was some well known trainer who, thinking it would be nice to see a little horse finish closer to the front than the back.
In the end