Kentucky Derby Top 10

Here’s the top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders I sent to the Paulick Report this week, before it was revealed that Winslow Homer, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park, has a stress fracture and is off the Triple Crown trail:

1. Lookin At Lucky — Has done nothing wrong in six lifetime races
2. Winslow Homer — Three consecutive victories in three different states
3. Buddy’s Saint — Won Grade 2 Nashua and Remsen by combined 16 3/4 lengths
4. Tiz Chrome — We’ll see how he looks around two turns on Saturday
5. Eightyfiveinafifty — Forest Camp colt might just be a freak
6. Super Saver — Todd Pletcher’s No. 1 contender already has won at Churchill
7. Jackson Bend — Runner-up to Winslow Homer in Holy Bull
8. Eskendereya — Another talented Pletcher runner
9. Ron the Greek — Impressive winner of Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds
10. American Lion — Set to tackle Tiz Chrome in Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita

What do you think? Who do you like as we set off on the Derby trail?

3 thoughts on “Kentucky Derby Top 10

  1. Horses to watch:
    Caracortado – will be a great bet this weekend. He is bred for distance and he is maturing into a tough racehorse.

    Pleasent Storm – He catches Dryfly next time they meet. He is a big horse and bred for the Derby distance. Hopefully the trainer switches jockeys and Corey Nakatani lands on him.

  2. Great calls Wally with Pleasant Storm and Caracortado – two quality sleepers.

    Whoever wins the Derby, I’m pretty sure it won’t be a horse trained by Pletcher. He’s proven he can get a horse to the Derby, but hasn’t proven he can win the Derby.

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