Kentucky Derby Qualified Field + Race Replays

With final Kentucky Derby preps completed over the weekend, a clear picture of who will run in the May 5 race at Churchill Downs formed. As for who will win it, however, there’s no consensus. The Kentucky Derby is front-loaded with horses oozing with star potential, and this may be the deepest Kentucky Derby we’ve seen in a long time. Which makes complete sense, I’ve been saying over the past 5 years we have had standout superstars but have they been a touch over rated? We must remember the economic impact and time lag that the economy has on not just racing but breeding. In my opinion we are just beginning to resurface the competitiveness from a decade ago. Very exciting edition of the Kentucky Derby lies ahead.

OK, here are the starters, as of now. The order is simply number of points, nothing more.

  1. Magnum Moon (150 points), (trainer) Todd Pletcher, (last race) undefeated winner of the Arkansas Derby.
  2. Good Magic (134), Chad Brown, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes.
  3. Audible (110), Todd Pletcher, winner of the Florida Derby.
  4. Noble Indy (110), Todd Pletcher, winner of the Louisiana Derby.
  5. Vino Rosso (107), Todd Pletcher, winner of the Wood Memorial.
  6. Bolt d’Oro (104), Mick Ruis, second in the Santa Anita Derby.
  7. Enticed (103), Kiran McLaughlin, second in the Wood Memorial.
  8. Mendelsson (100), Aidan O’Brien, winner of the UAE Derby
  9. Justify (100), Bob Baffert, undefeated winner of the Santa Anita Derby.
  10. Quip (90), Rodolphe Brisset, second in the Arkansas Derby.
  11. Flameaway (70), Mark Casse, second in the Blue Grass Stakes.
  12. Solomini (54), Bob Baffert, third in the Arkansas Derby.
  13. Bravazo (54), Wayne Lukas, eighth in the Louisiana Derby.
  14. My Boy Jack (52), Keith Desormeaux, winner of the Lexington Stakes.
  15. Promises Fulfilled (52), Dale Romans, ninth in the Florida Derby.
  16. Free Drop Billy (44), Dale Romans, third in the Blue Grass Stakes.
  17. Lone Sailor (42), Tom Amoss, second in the Louisiana Derby.
  18. Hofburg (40), Bill Mott, second in the Florida Derby.
  19. Firenze Fire (39), Jason Servis, fourth in the Wood Memorial.
  20. Gronkowski, Jeremy Noseda, gets automatic European qualifier spot after winning Burradon Stakes at Newcastle.



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