"I haven't seen one 3-year-old in the world who can beat Brown," he said, "and I've watched them all run."
Big Brown won a turf race by 12 ¾ lengths at Saratoga in September, and then posted another 12 ¾-length victory in an allowance race at Gulfstream March 5.
Smooth Air placed in the Florida Derby, 7 ½ lengths ahead of Tomcito.
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