Jon & Joel recap last weekend’s Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby and UAE Derby, but did any performances affect the TCI Top 10? They also breakdown this Saturday’s ever-important Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Wood Memorial (G1), and let you know what to watch for from the top contenders in each race.
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TCI Top 10
|1||Revolutionary||105||Handled business in La. Derby, but will he regress or move forward now after the big effort off an 8-week layoff?|
|2||Verrazano||104||Outside draw in the Wood Memorial is ideal, so the stage is set for a big performance; No excuses Saturday.|
|3||Flashback||99||Rail draw in SA Derby should force him to prove that he can settle, take some dirt, and come from off the pace.|
|4||Orb||102||Impressive progression this winter in Florida, and feeling is that he has another forward step in him; Great Derby profile.|
|5||Oxbow||101||Another unlucky trip in the Rebel, but he’s proven his quality and figures to be even better going longer.|
|6||Itsmyluckyday||111||Couldn’t capitalize on a perfect trip in FL Derby, as late kick was clearly less explosive; Peaked too soon?|
|7||Vyjack||100||Shown versatility, a dynamic turn of foot, and the will to win; Needs it all against Verrazano in Wood.|
|8||War Academy||99||Intriguing Baffert colt possesses talent, a classic pedigree & style, and a seemingly high ceiling.|
|9||Will Take Charge||101||Liked the improvement this strapping, regally-bred colt showed in the Rebel, and expect him to only get better.|
|10||Mylute||105||Much-improved with blinkers off in La. Derby, and has the look of an improving colt that can handle the Derby trip.|
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