The 2020 Kentucky Derby is ten weeks away. Which is not a long time when it comes to a thoroughbreds preparation.
We’ve come up with a very subjective, non-scientific, top twenty horses to watch out for on the Kentucky Derby Trail.
Here then in no particular order are the horses to keep an eye on, along with their trainer, racing record to date, earnings, and their sire:
DENNIS’ MOMENT Dale Romans 4 starts; 2-0-0 $167,800 TIZNOW
TIZ THE LAW Barclay Tagg 4 starts; 3-0-1 $498,900 CONSTITUTION
THOUSAND WORDS Bob Baffert 3 starts; 3-0-0 $211,000 PIONEER OF THE NILE
NADAL Bob Baffert 2 starts; 2-0-0 $153,000 BLAME
SOLE VOLANTE Patrick Biancone 4 starts; 3-0-1 $196,310 KARAKONTIE
HONOR A.P. John Shirreffs 2 starts; 1-1-0 $42,200 HONOR CODE
SILVER PROSPECTOR Steve Asmussen 8 starts; 3-0-2 $713,051 DECLARATION OF WAR
INDEPENDENCE HALL Michael Trombetta 4 starts; 3-1-0 $250,000 CONSTITUTION
AUTHENTIC Bob Baffert 2 starts; 2-0-0 $91,200 INTO MISCHIEF
STORM THE COURT Peter Eurton 4 starts; 2-0-1 $1,172,951 COURT VISION
GOUVERNEUR MORRIS Todd Pletcher 3 starts; 2-1-0 $161,500 CONSTITUTION
ENFORCEABLE Mark Casse 8 starts; 2-2-2 $347,150 TAPIT
MR. MONOMOY Brad Cox 5 starts; 2-1-1 $367,162 PALACE MALICE
BASIN Steve Asmussen 3 starts; 2-1-0 $261,000 LIAM’S MAP
MAX PLAYER Linda Rice 3 starts; 2-1-0 $173,500 HONOR CODE
AS SEEN ON TV Kelly Breen 4 starts; 2-2-0 $108,205 LOOKIN AT LUCKY
THREE TECHNIQUE Jeremiah Englehart 5 starts; 2-3 $154,750 MR. SPEAKER
ANNEAU D’OR Blaine Wright 4 starts; 1-2-0 $403,000 MEDAGLIA D’ ORO
CHANCE IT Saffie Joseph 6 starts; 4-2-0 $444,910 CURRENCY SWAP
MODERNIST Bill Mott 4 starts; 2-0-1 $288,800 UNCLE MO
The Road to the Kentucky Derby goes international on Saturday February 23rd with the running of the Hyacinth at the Tokyo Racecourse with the Winner there earning 30 points toward a starting spot in the Run For The Roses.
The Derby Trail leaps back to American soil next week as the Fountain Of Youth Stakes takes place at Gulfstream Park on Saturday February 29th.
The Daily Racing Blog will take a closer look at that contest next Friday, so be sure to check back with us.