Look out Louisville here comes American Pharoah. The last time I saw as effusive a write-up about a Derby favorite, he won the Triple Crown. American Pharoah makes statement "Victor Espinoza tightened the reins and switched off the engines inside the sixteenth pole. As for his whip, the jockey should have left it back in California and brought a cigar instead. In a run-up-to-the Triple Crown season highlighted by several outstanding performances, this might have been the best: American Pharoah won Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park as if the other horses in the race were superfluous, or, if not superfluous, then mere ornaments, here only to add some color to the performance. It was perfect preparation for the colt who Saturday proclaimed himself to be the horse to beat in Kentucky. And Espinoza never called on him, never asked for his best. As chilly as an oyster on the half-shell, Espinoza hardly moved. American Pharoah hardly ran. And yet he romped. Pricking his ears and looking for most of the race as if he were out for a gallop, he won by eight lengths. With his most recent stroll through the Ouachita Mountains, the champion juvenile of 2014 has won four consecutive stakes by a total of 22.25 lengths; but because he never has been pushed or fully extended nobody knows how good he is, and it's downright frightening to speculate how good this handsome colt might be. The depth of his talent remains largely unknown. But he's plenty good enough to be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby."