San Felipe Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby recap

Taylor Made Stallions
by TCI 6 years ago

Jon and Joel explain why the San Felipe Stakes was the best Kentucky Derby prep race so far in 2012, and tell you why the Tampa Bay Derby wasn’t even the best Kentucky Derby prep run in Florida over the weekend. Find out which race was, and more. Watch it. Comment.

TCI Top Ten with top speed rating

Rank Name Bris Comments
1 Union Rags 103 Clear-cut Derby favorite has yet to show many weaknesses
2 Creative Cause 107 Back on track as California’s top 3yo after strong San Felipe win
3 El Padrino 111 He’s been as consistently good as any 3yo so far this year
4 Hansen 105 Settled well on the backstretch in Gotham; Distance still a concern
5 Bodemeister 102 Rated nicely in San Felipe and validated his big maiden win
6 Alpha 100 Yet to pass a true class test, which he’ll get in his next start
7 Take Charge Indy 109 Curiously passed on easier Tampa Derby for harder FL Derby
8 Dullahan 98 Good return on turf will set him up perfectly for G1 Blue Grass
9 Paynter 93 Maiden winner has top potential but would be bucking history
10 Gemologist 95 Needs to prove his quality at 3, and he will need to do it fast

through 3/12/2012


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