Derby weekend is here and the posts have been drawn. The 140th Run For The Roses is scheduled this Saturday, May 3rd at Churchill Downs at 6:24pm Eastern (TV: NBC). California Chrome has four straight victories by a combined 24 lengths. He’s a speedster and he isn’t the only speed entered in this race. He drew the 5 post and is the 5-2 morning line favorite.
Other colts worth a look include:
Samraat won 5 straight in NY before being bested in the Wood Memorial by Wicked Strong.
Wildcat Red is another speedster who won 2 stakes at Gulfstream this winter and just missed in another.
Hoppertunity will try to break the curse of Apollo and win the Derby without racing as a 2 year old.
Danza, Pletcher’s colt who improved dramatically to win the Arkansas Derby at 41-1.
Here is the full list of entries:
|1||Vicar’s In Trouble||R. Napravnik||M. Maker||30/1|
|2||Harry’s Holiday||C. Lanerie||M. Maker||50/1|
|3||Uncle Sigh||I. Ortiz, Jr.||G. Contessa||30/1|
|4||Danza||J. Bravo||T. Pletcher||10/1|
|5||California Chrome||V. Espinoza||A. Sherman||5/2|
|6||Samraat||J. Ortiz||R. Violette, Jr.||15/1|
|7||We Miss Artie||J. Castellano||T. Pletcher||50/1|
|8||General A Rod||J. Rosario||M. Maker||15/1|
|9||Vinceremos||J. Rocco, Jr.||T. Pletcher||30/1|
|10||Wildcat Red||L. Saez||J.Garoffalo||15/1|
|11||Hoppertunity||M. Smith||B. Baffert||6/1|
|12||Dance With Fate||C. Nakatani||P. Eurton||20/1|
|13||Chitu||M. Garcia||B. Baffert||20/1|
|14||Medal Count||R. Albarado||D. Romans||20/1|
|15||Tapiture||R. Santana, Jr.||S. Asmussen||15/1|
|16||Intense Holiday||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher||12/1|
|17||Commanding Curve||S. Bridgmohan||D. Stewart||50/1|
|18||Candy Boy||G. Stevens||J. Sadler||20/1|
|19||Ride On Curlin||C. Borel||W. Gowan||15/1|
|20||Wicked Strong||R. Maragh||J. Jerkens||8/1|
|21||Pablo Del Monte (AE)||J. Sanchez||W. Ward||50/1|
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