AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.10)

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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 $260,0000 is currently required to make the top 20 of graded earnings.

1) Bodemeister - Last week ranked 8.

  • Career – 4:2-2-0 $704,800 (11th $660,000)
  • 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
  • 1st Arkansas Derby (G1) – April 14, 2012 – BSF 108
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLPDQnVY7Mg
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

2) I’ll Have Another – Last week ranked 2.

  • Career – 5: 3-1-0 $634,000 (12th $601,000)
  • 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 Santa Anita Derby (G1) April 7, 2012 – BSF 94
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS6KDCvl_tg
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

3) Dullahan – Last week unranked.

  • Career – 8: 2-2-0 $872,091 (4th $855,000).
  • Dale Romans/Kent Desormeaux
  • 40-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1
  • 26-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2
  • 23-1 Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
  • 1st Blue Grass (G1) – April 14, 2012 – BSF 98
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FinNLMHh_f8
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

4) Creative Cause – Last week ranked 2.

  • Career – 6: 3-2-1 $851,000 (5th $836,000).
  • 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
  • 2nd Santa Anita Derby (G1) Apr. 7, 2012 – BSF 94
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS6KDCvl_tg
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

5) Gemologist – Last week ranked 4.

  • Career – 5:5-0-0 $745,855 (7th $703,855)
  • 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 Wood Memorial (G1) – April 7, 2012 – BSF 98
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLyKtIRZG6k
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

Here is my Wood Memorial final from Horse Racing Nation:

http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/NYState/After_the_Wood_Memorial_the_Derby_Picture_Just_Got_Clearer_123

6) Union Rags – Last week ranked 6.

  • 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) Hansen – Last week ranked 1.

  • Career – 5: 4-1-0 $1,473,305 (1st $1,550,000).
  • 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
  • 2nd Blue Grass (G1) – April 14, 2012
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FinNLMHh_f8
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

8) Daddy Long Legs – Last week ranked 5.

  • 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.

9) Alpha – Last week ranked 9.

  • Career – 6: 3-2-0 $500,000 (15th $380,000).
  • 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
  • 2nd Wood Memorial (G1) – April 7, 2012 – BSF 98
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLyKtIRZG6k
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) – May 5.

Here is my Wood Memorial final from Horse Racing Nation:

http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/NYState/After_the_Wood_Memorial_the_Derby_Picture_Just_Got_Clearer_123

10) Take Charge Indy– Last week ranked 10.

  • Career – 6: 2-2-0 $721,000 (9th $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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About andyscoggin

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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