Enter Mage, Disarm, Derby Dozen Rankings
Owner/Instructor: Repole Barn and St. Elias Barn/Todd Pletcher
family tree: Violence —Queen Caroline with Blame
Breeder: South Gate Farm (KY)
Last year’s Eclipse Award-winning junior, who was still in fifth place at the turn two of the April 1 Florida Derby (G1), looked set to lose for the first time since placing fourth in the Sanford Stakes (G3). In July. But he lay down and found the necessary reserves to finish the final runner-up. Wizard , passing by in a wide movement on the second turn. All credit goes to the champion for getting things done when he’s not at his best easily. It was an effort that looked several heights away from the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winning performances and still looked good enough to win the 1st place by lengths.
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Forte on track to win Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park
Whisper Hill Farm and Gainesway Barn/Todd Pletcher
tapit —danzatrice with Dunkirk
Gainesway Thoroughbred Brits (KY)
On the same day that stablemate made a delivery at the Forte Florida Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher threw this talented 3-year-old into his final practice session leading to the April 8 Blue Grass Stakes (G1), a half-mile breeze across the Palm Beach Downs. : At 49.57, they tied for the second fastest time on the grueling surface there that morning. On Blue Grass, Pletcher is hopeful: Keeneland After flying home late to win the March 11 Tampa Bay Derby (G3), this colt would break sharper and aim sooner. Pletcher goes to his fourth Blue Grass, which he last won in 2015. Carpe Diem .
Leslie Amestoy, Pierre Jean Amestoy Jr. and Roger Beasley/Tim Yakteen
Prank —white naughty with Afleet Alex
Chad Brown and President of Plains Partners (KY)
His April 2 practice for Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby (G1) came in the middle of a bunch of activity. Santa Anita Park, with this 3-year-old boy surrounded by four or five horses at one stage. He came in with the kind of tactics he used successfully to win the 2022 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) and San Felipe Stakes (G2) at the latest start of the colt. Despite finishing five long distances in 1:01 1/5, behind several other competitors on the wire, the exercise rider put him under some degree of restraint after he appeared to be glancing at his watch behind. The 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby is shaping up to have a strong pitch. Geaux Rocket Drive And national treasure expected to be two rivals.
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4. Geaux Rocket Drive
Pin Oak Stud/Richard Mandella
sugar voyage —Past Grace with Uncle Mo
OXO Horse (KY)
He was considerably enthusiastic when he evaluated a colleague within the early hours of a five-hundred-metre breeze on Sunday at Santa Anita :59 1/5 earlier than he took energy from the opposite horse and galloped off. This aggressive colt gives the look of taking the lead early on, however also can carry out at a excessive stage simply out of tempo, as he demonstrated when he was second at San Felipe. The race has the potential to go ahead within the Santa Anita Derby if it is pulling much less pace on its second begin than San Felipe, the place it is second.
The Albaugh Household Stables by Brad Cox
Traditional Empire —Angel of Armony with Honoring and Serving
Forgotten Land Funding and Black Diamond Equine (PA)
Perhaps as a result of it began final 12 months Horseshoe Indianapolis or jockeys who spin on his again all through his profession are likely to fly below the radar of the betting public to some extent for a Brad Cox intern. He paid $11.40 to win the Arkansas Derby (G1) regardless of profitable the Risen Star Stakes (G2) earlier than. He stepped up his recreation on Saturday, operating a career-high 106 Equibase Pace Figures as he lined 1 1/8 mph in 1:49.68, the quickest time within the race since 2020.
Angel of Empire beats the competitors on the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park
Patricia’s Hope and Phillip Sagan/Larry Rivelli
Arduous Spun —mia tori with Normal Areas
Philip Sagan (KY)
The time to win the March 25 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) was 1 1/8 mph at 1:49.03 – not as quick because the 1:48.60 given by final 12 months’s Treble the Bomb however over a second sooner than 1:50.22 just like the King Printed by in 2021. All three of those renovations came to visit the Tapeta floor that changed it. Grass Highway ParkPolytrack is getting previous. When his father, Arduous Spun, was named the Lane’s Finish Stakes in 2007, he received Jeff Ruby on the synthetics and completed second within the Derby, third within the Preakness Stakes (G1) and fourth within the Belmont Stakes (G1). This colt can also be versatile and has the power to deal with filth and artificial flippers.
Prodigal Farm/Todd Pletcher
Uncle Mo—Girl Tapit with tapit
Parks Funding Group (KY)
Derby preparations on the Truthful Grounds this winter have been sluggish, together with this foal’s Louisiana Derby (G2), however the type from there held up nicely when its members dared to go elsewhere. Lecomte Stakes (G3) third place end Belief Sport Gained Insurgent Stakes (G2) Oaklawn Park; Lecomte runner-up and Risen Star Stakes (G3) finisher Two Phil’s received Jeff Ruby Steaks; and Risen Star winner Angel of Empire received the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn. Whereas this colt has every little thing to guide within the Louisiana Derby, his tactical pace makes for luck.
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SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital and Catherine Donovan/Tim Yakteen
High quality Highway —Treasure with Medaglia d’Oro
Peter E. Blum Thoroughbred Brits (KY)
His connections initially tended to ship him to Blue Grass, however now the Santa Anita Derby appears extra seemingly, Every day Racing Type studies. The breeze had been excellent since he missed San Felipe with a sore foot. After beating the third-place finisher within the Arkansas Derby reincarnated He beat one other co-worker who drilled six furlongs at 1:12 3/5 on Sunday, March 26. Out of motion since third place within the January 8 Sham Stakes (G3) and with no Kentucky Derby qualifying factors, he should win the race on Saturday to ensure he could make it. If there are flaws earlier than the derby, perhaps he can enter with 40 qualifying factors for second place.
Jonathan Poulin, Westerberg, Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor/Brad Cox
To defend —Diva Delite with repent
Hunter Valley and Mountmellick Farm (KY)
Though he did not race in New Orleans this winter, it was his house base for coaching. Till his ultimate transfer, :59 blew there when he zipped 5 furlongs on March 2/fifth thirty first. Keeneland. There he runs in Blue Grass. After ending second within the Champagne Stakes (G1) in October, he competed in Keeneland within the late fall and completed sixth within the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after a troubled begin. A horse that did its greatest when it may assure a ahead, brisk journey did not make a fascinating journey when caught in site visitors at Insurgent on its solution to end in fourth place.
Do not Inform My Spouse The Stables/Keith Desormeaux
sugar voyage —Eblouissante by Bernardini
Summer season Wind Horse (KY)
Coach Keith Desormeaux says he desires the Insurgent winner to have sufficient tanks for the Triple Crown, and that this colt is much less and fewer prone to make it to one of many ultimate rounds of Derby preparations. Desormeaux gave him a break from the breeze after profitable the Insurgent, and as of April 4, his final breeze was on the Truthful Grounds on March 25. His Insurgent was a superb effort, however others on the sphere had tough journeys. The subsequent ones, the second Purple Route One and third-placed Reincarnate completed sixth and third, respectively, within the Arkansas Derby.
OGMA Investments, Ramiro Restrepo, Sterling Racing and CMNWLTH/Gustavo Delgado
good magic —puca with massive brown
Grandview Horse (KY)
His expertise and inexperience have been showcased within the Florida Derby when he swept throughout many of the area in a dizzying rally at Flip 2. His zipper slowed as he stretched, maybe from enjoying catch after a late begin and dropping floor on a large journey, and Forte crushed him into the late hours. This was the second straight race the place Mage’s break was pricey. Florida Derby was runner-up and fourth within the Fountain of Youth, once more with a equally vast journey away slowly. One can not afford to go away badly within the Derby, the place sluggish starters are sometimes blended on a 20-horse course.
Mage (4 vast) offers a result in Forte, who completed second within the Florida Derby
Winchell Thoroughbred Brits/Steve Asmussen
Gun Runner —Straightforward Contact by Tapit
Winchell Thoroughbred Brits (KY)
The Louisiana Derby runner-up squeaks, leaving a number of behind for the ultimate spot within the standings, partially because of the aforementioned success of the Truthful Grounds horses operating in ranked bets elsewhere in latest weeks. Though he did not win in New Orleans, he ran nicely to complete 3 1/2-lengths behind the Kingsbarns after getting caught in site visitors till the tip of a slow-paced race. In a race that developed favorably for the main Kingsbarn, he was the one horse within the lane to win – albeit barely.
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