Lexington Stakes and Jerome Stakes preview

Taylor Made Stallions
by admin 2 years ago

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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TCI Top Ten with top speed rating

Rank Name Bris Comments
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

through 4/19/2012

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