I’m sure I’ll Have Another trainer Doug O’Neill will be thinking just that. It’s easier said that done for O’Neill as he won his first Kentucky Derby at the second time of asking.

I’ll Have Another rallied to surpass favourite and split-time record holder Bodemeister to win the 138th Kentucky Derby, going away in front of a record crowd of 165,307.

It looked as though Bodemeister, who had won the Arkansas Derby by 9 1/2 lengths was home free as the field turned into the stretch. Bodemeister, the 4/1 favourite still seemed to have plenty left in the tank.

Jockey Mike Smith admitted after the race. “At the top of the stretch, I really thought we had it” Smith said. “But I knew we were in trouble when I saw Doug’s horse coming”

Ridden by Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez, I’ll Have Another hit the lead passing the shadows of the iconic Twin Spires and kicked clear to  win the $2.2m 2000m classic.

Not a bad way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo weekend.