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         Kentucky Derby 2018

 It’s a very competitive Derby field this year and I think there is a very little separation between the top five.

The likely favorite heading into Churchill Downs for the most exciting two minutes in sports will be the lightly raced, but brilliant colt named Justify. Trained by four-time Derby winner Bob Baffert(who also won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015), Justify has three wins in as many starts, with the most recent being his big win of the Santa Anita Derby over Bolt D’Oro.   Justify would become the first horse since  Apollo, in 1882, to win the Kentucky Derby without having raced as a two-year-old.

Mendelssohn is the favorite in Europe but likely the second choice here in America based upon his brilliant 18 ½ length victory in the United Arab Emirates Derby held in Dubai back on March 31 in track record time. He like Justify will race close to the lead early and post position draw will be crucial. Both of these two colts are several lengths faster than the next group which includes Vino Rosso, Audible, Magnum Moon and Bolt D’Oro.

Vino Russo may attract a lot of attention as well based upon his recent win in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct race track in New York as well as his trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez who teamed up to win last year’s Derby with Always Dreaming. Vino Russo typically comes from mid-pack and the distance of the derby will be to his liking. This colt by Curlin was very highly thought of in January but was a bit disappointing in his Florida campaign. His win in the Wood Memorial while running widest of all on both turns, reinforced his connection’s earlier opinions of his talent level.

Audible is another from the Todd Pletcher barn and his win in the Florida Derby surely makes him a threat. He has great tactical speed and can adjust to whatever the pace scenario is which is a huge advantage is a twenty horse field. Watching him run through the middle of the race never leads you to believe he will win because the rider is almost always pushing for a little more run, however, when he hits the stretch he seems to find his best gear. His jockey Javier Castellano has been voted the top American jockey for four of the last five years but is winless in his eleven Derby rides. My biggest concern with this youngster is his ability to get better with the added furlong of the Kentucky Derby.

Good Magic is last year’s two-year-old champion based on his win in the Breeders Cup Juvenile and is fresh off a win in the Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland race track based in Lexington Ky. Good Magic, like Audible, has good tactical speed and be placed wherever his jockey Jose Ortiz desires. Ortiz and trainer Chad Brown both won individual titles in 2017 as tops trainer and jockey respectively so the connections are outstanding.

Magnum Moon like Justify is also undefeated after his win in the Arkansas Derby. Since the early pace was slow, he went straight to the lead and won by four lengths however he drifted out badly in the final furlong which is some cause for concern. Since he has never been worse than 4thearly in his races, he will certainly be able to get a decent position early in the Derby.

Bolt D’Oro was the odds-on favorite in last year’s Breeders Cup juvenile but finished third after a very wide trip and should have finished closer with a better trip. He has finished second in his two starts this year to really good horses. First to McKinzie in the San Felipe (even though he was awarded the victory due to interference in the stretch), and then the brilliant Justify in the recent Santa Anita Derby. His sire Medaglia D’Oro is one of the hottest in the country and that heritage will certainly help him be better at the added distance in Kentucky.

Hofburg is another with very limited experience(only three races) but unlike Justify, he did race as a two-year-old. His second-place finish to Audible in the Florida Derby was a huge improvement in form and another giant leap forward would give him a chance at a placing.

Stayed tuned for more update,

Jerry

Kentucky Derby Prep Season

Analysis

Date
Race
Distance
Track
Winner
Beyer
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Charts & Analysis
9/16/17 Iroquois 1 1/16M
Churchill Downs
The Tabulator 76 10 4 2 1  Analysis
9/30/17 FrontRunner 1 1/16M
Santa Anita
Bolt d’Oro 103 10 4 2 1   Analysis
10/7/17 Champagne 1M
Belmont
Firenze Fire 90 10 4 2 1  Analysis
10/7/17 Breeders’ Futurity 1 1/16M
Keeneland
Free Drop Billy 79 10 4 2 1  Analysis
11/4/17 BC Juvenile 1 1/16M 
Del Mar
Good Magic 100 20 8 4 2  Analysis
11/25/17 Kentucky Jockey Club 1 1/16M
Churchill Downs
Enticed 81 10 4 2 1  Analysis
12/2/17 Remsen 1 1/8M
Aqueduct
Catholic Boy 91 10 4 2 1  Analysis
12/9/17 Los Alamitos Futurity 1 1/16M
Los Alamitos
McKinzie 91 10 4 2 1  Analysis
12/17/17 Springboard Mile  1 mile
Remington Park
Greyvitos 88 10 4 2 1  Analysis
1/6/18 Sham 1M
Santa Anita
McKinzie 97 10 4 2 1  Analysis
1/13/18 Lecomte 1M 70 yds
Fair Grounds
Instilled Regard 92 10 4 2 1  Analysis
1/13/18 Jerome 1 mile
Aqueduct
Firenze Fire 85 10 4 2 1  Analysis
1/15/18 Smarty Jones 1M
Oaklawn Park
Mourinho 99 10 4 2 1  Analysis
2/3/18 Withers 1 1/8M
Aqueduct
Avery Island 87 10 4 2 1  Analysis
2/3/18 Holy Bull 1 1/16M
Gulfstream
Audible 99 10 4 2 1 Analysis
2/3/18 Robert B. Lewis 1 1/16M
Santa Anita
Lombo 86 10 4 2 1  Analysis
2/10/18 Sam F. Davis 1 1/16M
Tampa Bay Downs
Flameaway 92 10 4 2 1 Analysis
2/17/18 Risen Star 1 1/16M
Fair Grounds
Bravazo 93 50 20 10 5  Analysis
2/17/18 El Camino Real Derby 1 1/8M
Golden Gate
Paved 86 10 4 2 1  Analysis
2/19/18 Southwest 1 1/16M
Oaklawn Park
My Boy Jack 93 10 4 2 1  Analysis

Kentucky Derby Championship Series

Date
Race
Distance
Track
Winner
Beyer
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Charts & Analysis
3/3/18 Fountain of Youth 1 1/16M
Gulfstream
Promises Fulfilled 96 50 20 10 5  Analysis
3/10/18 Gotham 1M
Aqueduct
Enticed 95 50 20 10 5  Analysis
3/10/18 Tampa Bay Derby 1 1/16M
Tampa Bay Downs
Quip 94 50 20 10 5  Analysis
3/10/18 San Felipe 1 1/16M
Santa Anita
Bolt d’Oro 101 50 20 10 5  Analysis
3/17/18 Rebel 1 1/16M
Oaklawn Park
Magnum Moon 97 50 20 10 5  Analysis
3/17/18 Jeff Ruby Steaks 1 1/8M
Turfway Park 
Blended Citizen  83 20 8 4 2  Analysis
3/24/18 Louisiana Derby 1 1/8M      Fair Grounds Noble Indy 95
04/15/2018 01:10 PM

Derby field set, with 39 points needed for a final berth

Susie Raisher
Firenze Fire slipped into the Kentucky Derby field after Runaway Ghost bowed out with an injury.

With Saturday’s final two Road to the Kentucky Derby races, plus the defection of Sunland Derby winner Runaway Ghost owing to injury, the potential Derby field is now set, with the current bottom level for making the 20-horse field a record 39 points.

The Kentucky Derby is May 5 at Churchill Downs.

Much can and likely will change over the next two-plus weeks, but at the moment Firenze Fire is 20th on the list with 39 points. Combatant, ranked 21st with 32 points, is on the bubble.

If there are no defections from the current points list, the 39 points needed to make the field would be the most required in the six years since Churchill Downs switched to a points system.

The Arkansas Derby and Lexington Stakes on Saturday both proved critical to determining the Derby field, with at least two horses securing berths.

Solomini moved into the Derby field with the 20 points he picked up for a third-place finish in the Arkansas Derby behind one-two finishers Magnum Moon and Quip, who already were safely in the Derby field owing to prior victories in the Rebel and Tampa Bay Derby, respectively. Solomini has 54 points.

At Keeneland, the 20 points earned by My Boy Jack for his victory in the Lexington Stakes vaulted him into the top 20, with 52 points.

Magnum Moon got a Beyer Speed Figure of 98, while My Boy Jack got a 90.

Magnum Moon is one of four colts trainer Todd Pletcher has in the Derby field, along with Audible, Noble Indy, and Vino Rosso. Those four, collectively, won the Arkansas Derby, Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, and Wood Memorial, making Pletcher the first trainer to win four of the six biggest final Derby preps – along with the Santa Anita Derby and Blue Grass Stakes – in the same year with four different horses.

There are 19 horses in the top 20 who qualified through the traditional, 35-race Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule, which began last Sept. 16 with the Iroquois Stakes at Churchill and concluded with the Arkansas Derby. The 20th spot is reserved for Gronkowski, who secured his berth via the inaugural, seven-race, European Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule, which carved out a spot for the horse who topped that stand-alone points list.

A maximum of 20 horses can run in the Kentucky Derby. At entry time on May 1, however, up to four also-eligibles also can be entered, their order based on points. They can make the field, in that order, if is there is a defection from the 20-horse field by scratch time at 9 a.m. Eastern on May 4, the day before the Derby. After that, the field is set.

Immediately following the Arkansas Derby and Lexington, it appeared Firenze Fire would be the bubble horse, but he moved back into the top 20 owing to Runaway Ghost – who had 50 points – emerging from a workout on Saturday at Sunland Park with an apparent hairline fracture to his right front cannon bone.

“We can see a small line there,” said his trainer, Todd Fincher. “Right after the workout he was fine. During the cool-out period he started being off. We took X-rays and he had a little profile on the shin – a faint sign.”

Fincher said Runaway Ghost will undergo more diagnostics.  Runaway Ghost is expected to return to racing following a recovery period. Runaway Ghost was scheduled to fly to Kentucky on Tuesday.

“He’ll heal up 100 percent,” Fincher said. “We hate to miss this because everybody is so excited for the owners to live the dream, run in the Kentucky Derby. There’s nothing we can do about it.”

Runaway Ghost races for his breeder, Joe Peacock.

“He earned his way in, things didn’t work out,” Fincher said. “We know he’s good enough to compete.”

Steve Asmussen, who trains Combatant, was in no hurry on Sunday morning to make a decision on the Derby regarding Combatant, who is one defection away from making the field.

Combatant, who finished fourth in the Arkansas Derby, was scheduled to join Asmussen’s string at Churchill Downs regardless of his finish on Saturday, as Asmussen is based at Churchill Downs after the close of Oaklawn and Fair Grounds, where he has strings during the winter.

“It’s easy for me because I’m at Churchill,” Asmussen said. “No decision yet. Right now we’re just petting him.”

Asmussen recalled that last year, “Lookin At Lee was 22nd on Monday of Derby Week, and on Saturday he ran second,” a reminder of how much can change over the next two-plus weeks.

–additional reporting by Mary Rampellini 

 

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