The TCI Boys analyze the final pair of opportunities for connections to keep their Kentucky Derby dreams alive and gain much-needed graded earnings in the Lexington S. (G3) & Jerome S. (G2). Can any make the Derby field? Or are this weekend’s preps more for the Preakness?
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|1||Union Rags||103||No longer the clear Derby fave; Need to see him train well in KY|
|2||Bodemeister||106||A “holy cow” breakthrough win in Arkansas Derby, but was it too fast?|
|3||Creative Cause||107||Consistent, classy, battle-tested and possesses a good style for the Derby|
|4||Gemologist||104||The fact that this colt is not in the Top 3 shows how good this crop is|
|5||Hansen||105||A key Derby matchup will be the cruising speed of his vs. Nos. 2 & 4|
|6||Dullahan||102||His ability on real dirt remains a question, but Blue Grass winner is legit|
|7||Alpha||104||Stepped up nicely and passed a needed class test in the Wood|
|8||I’ll Have Another||102||California 3yos have been dominant, and he won two big preps there|
|9||Take Charge Indy||109||Took advantage of easy pace to win Florida Derby; Borel an obvious plus|
|10||El Padrino||111||Looking likelier to make Derby field, and he’ll move up this list if so|