Mike Smith is in the Kentucky Derby. The three-year-old colt Cutting Humor is owned by Robert and Lawana Low.
The colt named Cutting Humor was born on February 28, 2016 in Kentucky. He is a descendant of First Samurai. He has left the A.P. The Indy sire line has notable horses like A.P. Summer Bird was a runner-up in the Arrow and Belmont Stakes.
Cutting Humor has won four of his seven starts thus far. He won the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park in January after breaking his maiden at Saratoga in August. He finished third in the Louisiana Derby at the same track in March after placing second in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes in February.
Cutting Humor has morning line odds of 20-1 for the Kentucky Derby. He will be ridden by the Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who is making his 24th Derby appearance. Smith has three victories in the Derby, two of which were aboard Justify.
Cutting Humor is a serious contender in the Derby. His sire line is one of the most successful in recent history, and he has shown a good ability to rate and run off the pace, which will be very useful in the Derby. He has an experienced and talented jockey that knows how to get the best out of his mount with Mike Smith in the irons.
With Mike Smith in the saddle, Cutting Humor has a chance of making an impact in the Run for the Roses. He can prove the doubters wrong and make his mark on the first Saturday in May, despite being an outsider on the morning line.