On-location impressions of KY Derby 138 contenders

Taylor Made Stallions
by TCI 2 years ago

Jon and Joel give their impressions on several key horses they’ve observed training at Keeneland and Churchill Downs the last couple of weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 138. Who is thriving physically? Which contenders are training well coming up to the race?

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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 El Padrino 111 He’s in now, and one who will benefit from Trinniberg’s pace presence
6 Hansen 105 A key Derby matchup will be the cruising speed of his vs. Nos. 2 & 4
7 Dullahan 102 His ability on real dirt remains a question, but Blue Grass winner is legit
8 I’ll Have Another 102 California 3yos have been dominant, and he won two big preps there
9 Alpha 104 Stepped up and passed a needed class test in the Wood, but figs are slow
10 Take Charge Indy 109 Took advantage of easy pace to win Florida Derby; Borel an obvious plus

through 4/23/2012

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