The TCI boys evaluate the top contenders set to square off in Saturday’s mega-preps, including the Wood Memorial (G1), Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Illinois Derby (G3). Will Gemologist, Alpha and I’ll Have Another earn their way into the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby? Which young guns could spoil their party?
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|1||Union Rags||103||Trip cost him in FL Derby, but that experience should benefit him next month|
|2||Creative Cause||107||Could assume role of Derby favorite with a big performance at SA|
|3||El Padrino||111||May have bounced in FL Derby, and now desperate with graded earnings|
|4||Hansen||105||Staying home for Blue Grass makes sense for the champ|
|5||Bodemeister||102||Hits the road for Arkansas Derby; Works indicate improvement|
|6||Gemologist||98||Badly in need of graded earnings, so must run well in the Wood|
|7||Take Charge Indy||109||Took advantage of easy pace to score a breakthrough win in FL Derby|
|8||Alpha||100||Also needs a good showing in the Wood to get precious graded earnings|
|9||Dullahan||98||Will his recent splint bone injury set him back? Blue Grass-bound|
|10||Paynter||93||Promoted to SA Derby; Connections confident in his ability|