Kentucky Derby 2014 Early Top 10

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With only 7 days to go before the field of twenty and also-eligibles are released and post positions are drawn, here is an early look at my Top 10.

  1. Wildcat Red
    • Great Early Speed
    • Works Well With Fast Pace
    • Duels Well (Doesn’t Fall Back)
    • Better Chance if Fast and With At Least a Share of Lead Early
    • Needs to Learn to Pull Away Late
  2. Hoppertunity
    • Relaxed Stalker
    • Will Not Pressure Front Runners
    • Runs Well Late
  3. California Chrome
    • Strong Runner Early
    • Loves the Front
    • Easy Pacesetter
    • Stamina a Question
  4. Intense Holiday
    • Sits Calm Early
    • Keeps Up From the Mid-Back of Pack
    • Great Speed Down the Stretch
    • Loves the Long Stretch
    • Closer
  5. Vicar’s In Trouble
    • Fast Out of the Gate
    • Will Control the Pace
    • Stamina not a Problem
    • Needs to be Up Front
    • Won’t Win if Pressured Down the Stretch
  6. Chitu
    • Consistent Speed Throughout
    • Powerful Runner Down the Stretch
    • Extra Furlong May Help
  7. Wicked Strong
    • Settles Well
    • Closer
    • Extra Furlong May Help
    • Not Good with a Fast Pace
    • Would Benefit With Blinders
  8. Dance With Fate
    • Steady at the Back
    • Strong Outside Runner
    • Stamina a Question
    • Untested
  9. Danza
    • Stalks Well
    • Nice Late Speed
    • Short Stride
    • Wavers on Stretch
  10. Candy Boy
    • Consistent Speed
    • Strong on Stretch
    • May Improve with Extra Furlong

 

 

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Kentucky Derby 2014 Points Standings April 6th

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With only the Arkansas Derby, the Blue Grass, and the Lexington left, let us check where the 3-year-olds stand.  Here are the Top 25 in Points:

  1. California Chrome, Art Sherman – 150
  2. Vicar’s In Trouble, Mike Maker – 120
  3. Wicked Strong, James Jerkens – 102
  4. Samraat, Rick Violette Jr. – 100
  5. Constitution, Todd Pletcher – 100
  6. Hoppertunity, Bob Baffert – 95
  7. Intense Holiday, Todd Pletcher – 93
  8. Wildcat Red, Jose Garrofalo – 90
  9. We Miss Artie, Todd Pletcher – 60
  10. Chitu, Bob Baffert – 54
  11. Midnight Hawk – 52
  12. Ring Weekend, H. Graham Motion – 50
  13. Tapiture, Steve Asmussen – 42
  14. General A Rod, Mike Maker – 40
  15. Albano, Larry Jones – 34
  16. Candy Boy – John Sadler – 30
  17. Cairo Prince, Kiaran McLaughlin – 24
  18. Uncle Sigh, Gary Contessa – 24
  19. Vinceremos, Todd Pletcher – 20
  20. Harry’s Holiday, Mike Maker – 20
  21. Commanding Curve, Dallas Stewart – 20
  22. Social Inclusion, Manny Azpurua – 20
  23. Ride on Curlin, Billy Gowan – 15
  24. Kristo, John Sadler – 14
  25. Coastline, Mark Casse -13
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Kentucky Derby 2014 Points Standings March 31st

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After this weekend’s Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby, let us check where the 3-year-olds stand.  Here are the Top 25 in Points:

  1. Vicar’s In Trouble, Mike Maker – 120
  2. Toast of New York, Jamie Osborne – 100
  3. Constitution, Todd Pletcher – 100
  4. Intense Holiday, Todd Pletcher – 93
  5. Wildcat Red, Jose Garrofalo – 90
  6. We Miss Artie, Todd Pletcher – 60
  7. Samraat, Rick Violette Jr. – 60
  8. Hoppertunity, Bob Baffert – 55
  9. Chitu, Bob Baffert – 54
  10. Midnight Hawk, Bob Baffert – 52
  11. Ring Weekend, H. Graham Motion – 50
  12. California Chrome, Art Sherman – 50
  13. Tapiture, Steve Assmussen – 42
  14. General A Rod, Mike Maker – 40
  15. Albano, Larry Jones – 34
  16. Cairo Prince, Kiaran McLaughlin – 24
  17. Uncle Sigh, Gary Contessa – 24
  18. Vinceremos, Todd Pletcher – 20
  19. Harry’s Holiday, Mike Maker – 20
  20. Commanding Curve, Dallas Stewart – 20
  21. Ride on Curlin, Billy Gowan – 15
  22. Kristo, John Sadler – 14
  23. Coastline, Mark Casse – 13
  24. Tamarando, Jerry Hollendorfer – 12
  25. Strong Mandate, D. Wayne Lukas – 11
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Aqueduct Picks: Friday February 7, 2014

Race #1
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     2/1                   6 – Village Warrior
Place   5/1                   2 – Permanent Campaign
Show   7/2                   4 – Bridgeville

Race #2
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     even                 2 – My Lucky Lieu
Place   12/1                  3 – Mommy’s Dearest
Show   6/1                   6 – Stately Cat
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Aqueduct Picks: Friday January 24, 2014

Race #1
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     9/2                   1 – Texas Town
Place   6/1                   6 – Kaepernick
Show   5/1                   7 – Essence of a Hero

Race #2
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     9/5                   3 – Haldane
Place   7/2                  6 – My Bella Beauty
Show   2/1                  2 – So Blessed
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Aqueduct Picks: Friday January 17, 2014

Race #1
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     7/5                   2 – Star of Sarava
Place   5/1                   5 – Osceola Prince
Show   8/1                   4 – Powhatan County

Race #2
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     2/1                   4 – Candy’s Lady
Place   6/1                   6 – Alice and Trixie
Show   7/2                  3 – Ready to Rule
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Aqueduct Picks: Friday December 20, 2013

Race #1
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     even                  1 – Scotus
Place   20/1                  7 – Folk Singer
Show   6/1                   5 – Purge Bird

Race #2
Finish  ML Odds        Horse
Win     7/5                   4 – Engine
Place   8/1                   1 – Winter Games
Show   7/2                  3 – Bellamy Chief
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