Talamo already experienced with Derby highs and lows
"I learned you're not in the Derby till the gates open," said Talamo, who rides San Vicente runner-up Treasury Bill for trainer Ron Ellis.
"I'm definitely excited about Treasury Bill," Talamo continued. "I know Ron was high on him even before he ever ran. But I don't think he's peaked yet. If you look at his form, every race he's getting a little better. He hasn't run that real big standout race yet but I think he's going to soon.
"I think he's sitting on tilt right now. He's been working unbelievable. His last work he went (four furlongs on Monday) in 48 flat. You couldn't ask him to be doing any better."
As for the letdown with I Want Revenge, Talamo took the ordeal with the proverbial grain of salt.
"Everything happened so fast that day it was kind of hard for me to grasp it," he said. "I was so young at the time (19) it didn't really kick in. In this game, when something like that happens, you have to put it behind you. I still had to ride that day so I couldn't have it on my mind.
"I was fortunate to get back to the Derby the next year with Sidney's Candy and it was a thrill just to ride in it."
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