Kentucky Derby Field

Here is the prospective field for this years Run For The Roses.  Things are apt to change in the next 10 days.  Already the waste of a gate GRONKOWSKI has dropped out due to an infection of some kind, and another qualifier QUIP is passing on The Derby and will focus on The Preakness Stakes.  The field should be solidified by weeks end and post positions are drawn on Wednesday, May 2nd.  Listed here today (in no particular order) will be HORSE,  trainer and jockey.  Morning line odds will be issued Wednesday as well.

MAGNUM MOON                             Todd Pletcher                              Luis Saez

VINO ROSSO                                     Todd Pletcher                               John Velazquez

GOOD MAGIC                                   Chad Brown                                  Jose Ortiz

AUDIBLE                                           Todd Pletcher                               JJ Castellano

NOBLE INDY                                    Todd Pletcher                               TBA

BOLT d’ORO                                      Mick Ruis                                     Victor Espinoza

ENTICED                                            Kiaran McLaughlin                    Jr. Alvarado

MENDELSSON                                  Aidan O’Brien                             Ryan Moore

JUSTIFY                                              Bob Baffert                                  Mike Smith

FLAME AWAY                                   Mark Casse                                  Jose Lezcano

SOLOMINI                                         Bob Baffert                                  Flavien Pratt

BRAVAZO                                           D. Wayne Lucas                          TBA

MY BOY JACK                                    Keith Desormeaux                     Ken Desormeaux

PROMISES FULFILLED                   Dale Romans                               Corey Lanerie

FREE DROP BILLY                           Dale Romans                                Robby Albarado

LONE SAILOR                                  Tom Amoss                                   James Graham

HOFBURG                                         Bill Mott                                        Irad Ortiz Jr.

FIRENZE FIRE                                 Jason Servis                                   Paco Lopez

COMBATANT                                   Steve Asmussen                           TBA

INSTILLED REGARD                      Jerry Hollender                            TBA

The jockeys are listed with the horse(s) they rode in it’s last race.  The TBA is a result of a conflict, as a jockey may have ridden more than one of The Derby qualifying horses.  It can be an interesting betting angle to see which horse the jockey (along with his agent) choose to ride.  For instance, jockey Johnny V. has always been trainer Todd Pletcher’s Go-To rider.  Pletcher has four horses running, so the thinking is that Johnny V. feels that VINO ROSSO has the best chance of the four to win.  Just some more Kentucky dirt to muddy the betting waters.  More to come on The Derby and wagering on it, in upcoming posts.


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