The big one is here. Jon and Joel give an account of the physical looks and training of all the top contenders in this year’s Kentucky Derby, and they work through the pretenders and how the race is setting up to identify the most likely 3-year-olds that will fire the biggest under the Twin Spires. Who is primed for a shot to wear the roses?
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TCI Top 10
|1||California Chrome||106||Has looked to be on top of his game since arriving in Louisville and will be hard to keep off the board.|
|2||Danza||104||No horse has consistently looked and trained better, and he carries himself like a colt with real star potential.|
|3||Dance With Fate||99||Dirt remains the question but he enters as a G1 colt in top form; Probably the best turn of foot among the closers.|
|4||Medal Count||97||Like Danza, it’s hard seeing him run a bad race with how well he’s looked and trained, but is he good enough to win?|
|5||Samraat||99||His record is rock solid, and he’s trained solidly at CD; But he’ll need to be more than solid to win here.|
|6||Wicked Strong||103||Looks the part and is coming in the right way; Distance is ideal, but losing ground from a wide post is a concern.|
|7||Intense Holiday||99||Has become the buzz horse and gets over the Churchill surface as well as any; Quality and stamina are multiple concerns.|
|8||Candy Boy||97||Has the look of a colt that will benefit from getting away from the faster California tracks; Gets over CD beautifully.|
|9||Tapiture||99||Horse for course was too keen in Ark Derby and set for a bounce-back effort, but will he handle 1 ¼ miles?|
|10||We Miss Artie||94||His final breeze was a debacle from the start, so there are major questions surrounding his ability on dirt.|
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