Tentative Top Twenty

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.

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