2013 GI Kentucky Derby and GI Kentucky Oaks Probables

KYDerbylogo(GI) Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum Brands, Saturday, May 4, 1 1/4 miles, 3-year-olds.

“5” Todd Pletcher trainees will fill up as many gates or 25% of the 2013 derby field, in GI Wood winner Verrazano, Overanalyze, the GI Arkansas Derby winner, Revolutionary, GII Louisiana Derby winner with , Palace Malice and Charming Kitten who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the GI Toyota Blue Grass Stakes last Saturday, while Bob Baffert is sitting out this year derby!

2012 Derby and Preakness winning trainer Doug O’Neill will be taking his best 3yo to Churchill’s Big Dance in GI Santa Anita Derby winner in Goldencents!

2013 Kentucky Derby – DRF Free Past Performances or Free Past Performances from Brisnet!

Horse – Trainer – Jockey – Derby Points – Earnings

Free Past Performances also under each 2013 Kentucky Derby horse highlighted below, look for “His Past Performances” then “click” on it!

1. Orb, Shug McGaughey, Joel Rosario, 150, $840,000
2. Verrazano, Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez, 150, $810,000
3. Goldencents, Doug O’Neill, Kevin Krigger, 129, $1,208,000
4. Java’s War, Ken McPeek, Julien Leparoux, 122, $651,772
5. Overanalyze, Todd Pletcher, Rafael Bejarano, 110, $908,381
6. Revolutionary, Todd Pletcher, Calvin Borel, 110, $720,000
7. Lines of Battle, Aidan O’Brien, Ryan Moore, 100, $1,261,089
8. Vyjack, Rudy Rodriguez, Garrett Gomez, 70, $505,000
9. Will Take Charge, D. Wayne Lukas, Jon Court, 60, $512,971
10. Itsmyluckyday, Eddie Plesa Jr., Elvis Trujillo, 50, $593,600  
11. Black Onyx, Kelly Breen, Joe Bravo, 50, $317,130
12. Palace Malice, Todd Pletcher, Mike Smith, 50, $200,000
13. Normandy Invasion, Chad Brown, Javier Castellano, 44, $258,000
14. Frac Daddy, Ken McPeek, Victor Lebron, 44, $240,596
15. Mylute, Tom Amoss, Rosie Napravnik, 42, $363,365
16. Oxbow, D. Wayne Lukas, Gary Stevens, 36, $346,000
17. Falling Sky, John Terranova, Luis Saez, 30, $207,500
18. Charming Kitten, Todd Pletcher, Edgar Prado, 20, $206,000
19. Golden Soul, Dallas Stewart, Robby Albarado, 14,$201,400
20. Giant Finish, Anthony Dutrow, Jose Espinoza, 10, $231,500
2013 Kentucky Oaks(GI) Kentucky Oaks , Friday, May 3, 1 1/8 miles, 3-year-old fillies

The Pletcher-Baffert duel for Derby weekend dominance starts on Friday, May 3rd where 4, Pletcher 3yo fillies will go gunning for this $1 Million pot along with one of Baffert 3yo ladies.

Bill Mott is also bringing a pair to this big 3yo Ladies classic at 1 1/8 mile this May 3rd!

Horse – Trainer – Jockey – Oaks Points – Earnings

1 . Beholder, Richard Mandella, Garrett Gomez, 164, $1,500,000
2. Rose to Gold, Sal Santoro, Calvin Borel, 164, $717,889
3. Unlimited Budget, Todd Pletcher, Javier Castellano, 160, $570,000
4. Dreaming of Julia, Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez, 132, $719,000
5. Close Hatches, Bill Mott, Joel Rosario, 100, $150,000
6. Flashy Gray, Bill Mott, TBA, 60, $130,000
7. Princess of Sylmar, Todd Pletcher, TBA, 50, $170,000
8. Midnight Lucky, Bob Baffert, TBA, 50, $120,000
9. Silsita, Todd Pletcher, TBA, 50, $57,660
10. Seaneen Girl, Bernie Flint, TBA, 34, $193,621
11. Pure Fun, Ken McPeek, TBA, 20, $269,800

GIII Illinois Derby is no points but $750,000 consolation prize – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

Illinois DerbyThe 2013 GIII Illinois Derby offers no derby points this year but does offer a consolation prize purse of $750,000, going 1 1/8 mile over the Hawthorne main, for 3yo’s not on their way to the big dance on May 4th.

Free Past Performances,

A full field of 14 is coming out for this year’s event with some names fresh off this year’s derby trail too!

Al Stall’s Jr. Departing , gets the 7/2 m/l leader nod here on Saturday, coming off a good 3rd effort in the GII Louisiana Derby video button_3last out! He did earn 20 Derby points off that effort putting him on the derby bubble and a big win here on Saturday would also boost those graded earnings tie-breakers for him should any of the top derby 20 now fall thru the cracks by derby day!

Siete de Oros , at 5/1, was the early pace in the GII Jerome Stakesvideo button_3 and GIII Withersvideo button_3 at Aqueduct this winter with board hits in both but had to settle for forth in the GIII Gotham Stakes video button_3there last out after being bumped and squeezed at the start but never getting to the lead as he usually likes!

Show Some Magic , is coming in off a 5 length 2nd to the derby bound Governor Charlie, in the $800,000, GIII Sunland Derby video button_3last out, where if you do the horse racing math ran a 1:48.4 1 1/8 mile that day behind the course record time set by Governor Charlie of 1:47.4!

6/1 on the m/l here should give you some excellent value on him as a 1:51 or 1:52 winning time will probably win this thing for him if he can get an unencumbered trip in this mammoth field!

Todd Pletcher’s , Abraham , 3rd in that same GIII Sunland Derbyvideo button_3last out was back 8 1/4 lengths but still ran the equal of a sub 1:50 time that day.

The 8/1 odds is a fair price for this son of Distorted Humor and a El Prado mare!

Also at 8/1 are;

Dewey Square , 3rd in the GII Kentucky Jockey Cup video button_3at Churchill last fall, but has had a very bumpy start to 2013 with distant finishes in the GIII Holy Bull video button_3and GIII Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream this winter!

Ground Transport , who finished 5 lengths back for 5th last out in that same GII Louisiana Derby video button_3last month but this son of Big Brown and a Board Brush mare has got the pedigree to go the distance here in only his 5th lifetime start!

Taken by the Storm , who owns some derby points already and at 15/1 is at least a good filler for a super play as he comes in off a 4th in the GIII Spiral Stakesvideo button_3 at Turfway Park back just 3 1/2 lengths. This one, however, does seem better suited for a turf career being the son of Stormy Atlantic as he is 2 for 3 when trodding the sod!

Narvaez , at 20/1 looks like another interesting long shot that might fill a super for you, coming 4th in the GI Florida Derbyvideo button_3after getting the early lead only to falter when it counted most! But a 4th finisher out of a GI contest getting 20/1 certainly deserves a 2nd look!

So, most likely the 2013 GIII Illinois Derby will not be sending its best to the May 4th Big Dance at Churchill this year, but good performances by the top finishers here on Saturday could dot the 3yo graded stakes landscape for the remainder of the 3yo season here in 2013!

Post Time for Race # 8 at Hawthorne this Saturday will be 5:15 p.m. CDT!

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1. Bells Big Bernie T   Thornton 122 S D Mullins 20/1
2. Dewey Square C J Lanerie 122 D L Romans 8/1
3. Street Spice J   Sanchez 122 G   Geier 20/1
4. For Greater
S   Bridgmohan 122 S   Hobby 15/1
5. Ground
M   Guidry 122 M   Stidham 8/1
6. Taken by the Storm A   Garcia 122 K G McPeek 15/1
7. Dakota Mac S B Martinez 122 H H Robertson 30/1
8. Abraham J   Castellano 122 T A Pletcher 8/1
9. Show Some
M   Mena 122 H   Dominguez 6/1
10. Fordubai D   Sanchez 122 G   Geier 20/1
11. Stormin 
F   Geroux 122 J   Berndt 15/1
12. Siete de Oros A S Arroyo 122 R   Preciado 5/1
13. Departing B J Hernandez, Jr. 122 A M Stall, Jr. 7/2
14. Narvaez P   Lopez 122 A C Bezara 20/1

Picks are – 13,12,9,8 exacta box with the 14, 6 or 5 to fill out the super!

GIII Coolmore Lexington Stakes offers last ditch Derby Points – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

Keeneland  -  brings you the 7f, GI Madison Stakes this Saturday afternoon!
The GIII Coolmore Lexington Stakes this Saturday afternoon is “Last Call” for Derby Points this year at Keeneland!!

LIVE Racing” from Keeneland Today, First Post 1:05 p.m. EDT – “Click Here”

A field of 11, 3yo’s was drawn today for Saturday’s $200,000, GIII Coolmore Lexington Stakes, going 1 1/16 mile over the Keeneland poly surface, where 20 Derby Points will go to the winner in this first of 2 Wild Card races in this season’s Kentucky Derby Championship Series.

Free Past Performances,

20 Derby points might be enough for a derby gate this year but probably only as a A/E which the rules do allow for this year!

So, below are 11, 3yo’s with virtually no derby points between them, looking for derby points in this “Last Call” for 2013 Kentucky Derby points here at Keeneland this Saturday!

Post Time for Race #9 is 5:13 p.m. EDT!

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Winning Cause J R Leparoux 118 T A Pletcher 5/1
2. Pick of the Litter J L Castanon 118 D L Romans 6/1
3. River Rocks J Graham 118 W M Catalano 12/1
4. Hip Four Sixtynine G Saez 118 B C Barnett 50/1
5. Where’s Dominic E S Prado 118 M J Trombetta  scr’d
6. Sunbean G L Stevens 120 M J Maker 4/1
7. Examen G K Gomez 118 T F Proctor 5/1
8. Cerro J Rosario 118 H G Motion 5/1
9. Wings of Fortune C H Borel 118 M J Maker 15/1
10. General Election J Rocco, Jr. 118 K Gorder 15/1
11. Pure Fun R Napravnik 118 K G McPeek 7/2

Picks are – 6,7,8,11 exacta box with the 2 or 1 added to the back of a super play!

GIII Coolmore/Lexington Stakes is Wild Card time at Keeneland this Saturday – Probables and Free PP’s

The GI Central Bank AshlandStakes is the featured race at Keeneland this Saturday
The GIII Coolmore Lexington Stakes is the featured race at Keeneland this Saturday

If you thought the 2013 Derby trail season was already in the books, well think again, as this Saturday at Keeneland, the $200,000, GIII Coolmore Lexington Stakes at 1 1/16 mile is the first of a pair of what the Churchill fathers are designating as “Wild Card” races on the derby trail this year.

Free Past Performances,

These Wild Card races (the other being the GIII Cliff’s Edge Derby Trail on opening night at Churchill this April 27th) will offer 20-8-4-2 derby points to the first four finishers in these races and could certainly aid those horses sitting on the Derby bubble right now!

Probables for this next to last Derby trail tussle are; Cerro, Examen, Hip Four Sixtynine, Johnny Handsome, Pick Of The Litter, Pure Fun, Taken By The Storm, Where’s Dominic and Winning Cause as only Taken by the Storm is the only horse in this group with any derby points with 5.

So, the nominations list is a long one for this year’s GIII Coolmore/Lexington Stakes as you’d imagine. So, we’d expect more names are coming out here on Wild Card Saturday as derby fever is still hanging thick in the Keeneland air this weekend!