Thanks for all of the information. Very helpful stuff. The Qual does conflict with Derby in my case. This time, the Qual is on Friday and Derby is on Saturday late morn, so I won't be there on Friday to see the Qual. In other cases, I was too scared to leave the Derby to watch the Qual when I could have.
Jeff E, I will have my clicker in my pocket and no one will know but you and me! But I will keep the pumpkin bandana in the car.
DEFINITELY not a minor stakes expert. And I have 6 months to train toward Qual. Luckily our climate is conducive to year round training.