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Colonel John opens Act 2

Updated: July 9, 2008, 11:51 AM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- It took two minutes for Colonel John's reputation to be dented by a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby on May 3. He entered the race as California's best hope, and walked off the track humiliated by runaway winner Big Brown.

Trainer Eoin Harty shrugged off the defeat as best he could, and launched a plan geared toward the second half of the year. He will spend the next four months attempting to prove that Colonel John is better than his Kentucky Derby performance.

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