AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.8)

The descriptions include each horse’s last start (with a YouTube link if available) and possible next start for each horse and a career summary of starts with results, total earnings and graded stake earnings with the rank amongst Derby contenders.  You will also find the closing odds from all three of the Kentucky Derby Future pools.  According to www.HorseRacingNation.com$240,736 is currently required to make the top 20 of graded earnings.

1) Hansen – Last week ranked 2.

  • Career – 5: 4-1-0 $1,473,305 (1st $1,400,000).
  • Michael Maker/Ramon Dominguez
  • 26-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 9-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 8-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st Gotham Stakes (G3) Mar. 3, 2012 – BSF 95
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPkNjsEDR78
  • Blue Grass (G1) – April 14.

Please read my recap of the Gotham that ran on http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/NYState/Hansen_Makes_a_Statement_in_the_G3_Gotham_Stakes_123

2) Creative Cause – Last week ranked 3.

  • Career – 5: 3-1-1 $701,000 (6th $686,000).
  • Mike Harrington/Joel Rosario
  • 17-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 17-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 8-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st San Felipe (G2) Mar. 10, 2012 – BSF 102
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvQ66XW4WVw
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1) Apr. 7.

3) I’ll Have Another – Last week ranked 5.

  • Career – 4: 2-1-0 $184,000 (25th $151,000)
  • Doug O’Neill/M. Gutierrez
  • 29-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 22-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 21-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st SA Robert Lewis (G2) Feb. 4, 2012 – BSF 96
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J71FYwwlm8
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1) April 7.

4) Gemologist – Last week ranked 6.

  • Career – 3:3-0-0 $145,855 (30th $103,855)
  • Todd Pletcher/Javier Castellano
  • 22-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 23-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 12-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st Allowance GP Mar. 16 race 3. – BSF  95
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEZo7JeKrVQ
  • Wood Memorial (G1) – April 7.

5) Daddy Long Legs – Last week unranked.

  • Career – 5: 3-0-0 $1,308,909 (2nd $1,294,030).
  • Aidan O’Brien/C. O’Donoghue
  • Mutuel Field Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • Mutuel Field Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • Mutuel Field Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st UAE Derby (G2) Mar. 31, 2012
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm9EP11oNlI
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

6) Union Rags – Last week ranked 1.

  • Career – 6:4-1-1 $1,198,800 (3rd $1,170,000)
  • Michael Matz/Julien Leparoux
  • 7-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 4-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 9-2 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 3rd GP Florida Derby (G1) Mar. 31, 2012 – BSF 93
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwtPBb6bcxo&feature=relmfu
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

7) Bodemeister - Last week ranked 10.

  • Career – 3:1-2-0 $104,800 (58th $60,000)
  • Bob Baffert/Rafael Bejarano
  • Mutuel Field Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 29-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 22-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 2nd San Felipe (G2) Mar. 10, 2012 – BSF 101
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvQ66XW4WVw
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1) April 7.

8) Optimizer – Last week unranked.

  • Career – 8:1-2-1 $212,216 (21st $181,375)
  • D. Wayne Lukas/Jon Court
  • Mutuel Field Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • Mutuel Field Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 22-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 2nd Rebel (G2) – March 17, 2012 – BSF 91
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsTKAVuTbY4
  • Arkansas Derby (G1) – April 14.

9) Alpha – Last week ranked 9.

  • Career – 5: 3-1-0 $300,000 (22nd $180,000).
  • Kiaran McLaughlin/Ramon Dominguez
  • 19-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 18-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 21-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st AQU Withers (G3) Feb. 4, 2012 – BSF 90
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTgi0UgxccY
  • Wood Memorial (G1) – April 7.

10) Take Charge Indy– Last week unranked.

  • Career – 6: 2-2-0 $721,000 (5th $698,400).
  • Patrick Bryne/Calvin Borel
  • 42-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 38-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 15-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st Florida Derby (G1) Mar. 31, 2012
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwtPBb6bcxo&feature=relmfu
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.
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Matt Shifman, the man behind AndyScoggin, is a featured blogger covering NYRA and Monmouth Park for HorseRacingNation.com. "Racing at the Jersey Shore" covers the racing scene at Monmouth Park and "A New York State of Racing" will discuss NYRA. Matt votes for the Top 10 Thoroughbreds in the NTRA Polls at www.NTRA/polls.
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One Response to AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.8)

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