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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|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|