He looked a good winner and I suspect he's improving. The 3rd looked a little unlucky.Great performance by Mage to win the Kentucky Derby at only his fourth start - an amazing result for an ownership syndicate of around 390 people, which was awesome to see.
It does make you wonder what might have happened if the favourite Forte hadn't been scratched on the morning of the race, since he beat Mage in the Florida Derby a few weeks ago. On the other hand, Mage hit the lead way too soon in that race, and maybe he's just getting good at the right time. Hopefully they'll meet again soon (maybe in the Preakness) and we can find out.
Meanwhile, in the UK the 2000 Guineas was won by Chaldean (Arab owned), trained in a nearby village to me, in what looked an average affair. Although in the 1000, Mawj (Godolphin) just beat Tahyra (Aga Khan) with the pair pulling well clear. I suspect these are 2 high quality fillies but I'd expect the second to improve past the winner moving forward.