2012 Kentucky Derby recap

Taylor Made Stallions
by TCI 6 years ago

Jon & Joel recap Kentucky Derby 138 and hand out grades for the race. Did it live up to its lofty expectations? Who ran the best, and did the track play a factor in the outcome?

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TCI Top Ten with top speed rating

Rank Name Comments
1 Bodemeister Brilliant colt was likely best in Derby, but was too brilliant early
2 I’ll Have Another Validated his quality and the strength of the California 3yos
3 Creative Cause Valiant in defeat once again; Wide trip didn’t help his finish
4 Dullahan Proved that dirt isn’t an obstacle; May skip Preakness for Belmont
5 Union Rags Not sharp enough early in his races, and it’s gotten him in trouble
6 Went the Day Well Going best of all at the wire; Only deep closer to have success
7 Hansen Too keyed up before the Derby; Should run better in Preakness
8 Paynter Promising colt could be a live longshot in the Preakness
9 Alpha Disappointed in Derby but could strike again in Belmont
10 Liaison Much improved in Derby despite a wide trip throughout

through 5/7/2012


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