Good question, Blue Jay!
Ah yes "The Graveyard of Champions" that reputation started over a 100 years ago. Something is definitely up with that, lol. Actually, I didn't think about it this year, as in most years it's always in hindsight for me. Epicenter has excellent talent but I feel he's not that much better than some of the others here. Don't get me wrong he's very versatile, definitely a multifaceted racer, and worthy of being the favorite, so no I didn't bump my head. I like and picked Cyberknife because I like the way he's training, so I'm taking a chance on him.
Also, I was a bit disappointed that Pletcher's Charge It wasn't a contender in the Travers. Unfortunately, he has an abscess in right front. May the BEST horse WIN, Blue Jay! :)