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By Jay Privman at DRF…

The run-up to this year’s Kentucky Derby has been punctuated by a series of favorites being defeated in major prep races, defections of previously well-regarded horses, and some surprising additions. That trend continued in the past 48 hours, beginning on Saturday with upsets by Brilliant Speed in the Blue Grass Stakes and Archarcharch in the Arkansas Derby – as well as the defeat of heavily favored The Factor in the Arkansas Derby – and continuing Monday, when the European colt Master of Hounds was announced as a likely starter in the race, and Astrology, one of last year’s elite 2-year-olds, was withdrawn from consideration.

Combine that with the uncertainty hanging overUncle Mo, who arrived at Churchill Downs on Monday, and this Derby is as stormy as the rainclouds that have settled over the commonwealth of Kentucky in recent weeks.

There are still more twists and turns likely to unfold. Less than three weeks before the May 7 race, the only certainties are that Dialed In has emerged as the favorite, and more than 20 horses still want to run in the Derby, meaning graded stakes earnings likely will once again come into play.

Graded stakes earnings are used to determine the field if more than 20 horses enter the race. Those near or just below the bubble will be keenly watching developments with horses such as J P’s Gusto and The Factor, who are currently in the top 20 and have yet to be officially ruled out of the race, though neither is expected to run. More significantly, both Uncle Mo and Jaycito have had issues to deal with recently. If they were to come out, that would open up more spots.

Uncle Mo, once the heavy Derby favorite, was found to have a gastrointestinal infection following his first loss, in the Wood Memorial on April 9. He will continue to be treated, and, though scheduled to work twice at Churchill, beginning this Sunday, may have that schedule pushed back depending on how the treatment is going, his trainer, Todd Pletcher, said Monday.

“With that type of thing, I don’t think you expect an overnight miracle. I think it’s something that we’ll see gradual improvement,” Pletcher said just after Uncle Mo left Belmont Park, bound for Kentucky, where he joined another Pletcher-trained Derby contender, Stay Thirsty.

“I think he and every horse pointing for the Kentucky Derby the next 19 days has to do really well – him, Stay Thirsty, and everybody else that’s pointing to it,” Pletcher said. “The next 19 days are absolutely critical. You have horses that move forward a lot in that amount of time, or they can be off the trail on any given day. That applies to everybody.

“I think if he trains accordingly, I still feel like he’s the best horse that’s going to run in the Kentucky Derby if we can get him back to his best performances. I haven’t seen anybody that’s run a better race than his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. We just have to get back to that level.”

Jaycito, scheduled to run in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, has been battling a sore foot. Also in the top 20 is Watch Me Go, whose status is uncertain following a poor try in the Illinois Derby.

Cash will not be a concern for Archarcharch or Brilliant Speed, who secured berths in the Derby with their wins on Saturday. Archarcharch got a Beyer Speed Figure of 98 in the Arkansas Derby. Brilliant Speed got a 93 in the Blue Grass.

Archarcharch emerged from his win in excellent shape, his trainer, Jinks Fires, said the morning after the race. He was scheduled to be sent by van from Arkansas to Churchill Downs on Monday night.

“If they don’t block the road we’ll be there,” said Fires, a trainer for 50 years who at the age 70 will have his first starter in the Derby.

“I always wanted to go there with a horse I thought had a shot. And we do think we have a shot,” he said.

It was the first Grade 1 win for Fires, who is part of a noted racing family. His brother is Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires. Jinks Fires’s son-in-law, Jon Court, rode Archarcharch.

Nehro, the Arkansas Derby runner-up, is also bound for the Kentucky Derby, according to his trainer, Steve Asmussen.

Asmussen also trains Silver Medallion, who likely will run in the Lexington to try and move into the top 20 in graded earnings. Asmussen’s other Derby contender, Astrology, is being re-routed to the Jerome on Saturday at Aqueduct, which could set him up for a potential start four weeks later in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, May 21 at Pimlico.

In the Blue Grass, the inch or two that separated the victorious Brilliant Speed from runner-up Twinspired might be the difference in which horse makes the Derby field. Brilliant Speed earned a first prize of $450,000, whereas the $150,000 earned by Twinspired – which brings his graded stakes total to $197,500 – has him near the bubble, and that’s before the Lexington is run.

Master of Hounds, second most recently in the United Arab Emirates Derby, is being strongly considered for the race, an Irish-based spokesman for Coolmore Stud’s John Magnier, who owns Master of Hounds, said Monday.

“At the moment, the plan is for Master of Hounds to run in the Derby,” said the spokesman, who asked not to be identified but has spoken with authority on Coolmore-related matters in the past. “He still has a few pieces of work. After that, the trainer will decide.”

Master of Hounds, a son of Kingmambo, is trained by Aidan O’Brien, whose last Derby representative was Johannesburg, who finished eighth in the 2002 Derby.

Master of Hounds is currently at Ballydoyle in Ireland. No decision has been made on when Master of Hounds would ship to the United States, or who would ride him in the Derby, the spokesman said.

Several other riding assignments are in flux. Santiva will need a new rider, since Julien Leparoux rides Dialed In. Comma to the Top would likely need a new rider if he runs, since Corey Nakatani is expected to stick with Nehro.

Among those still available are Calvin Borel, who has won the Derby three times in the last four years, and Ramon Dominguez, last year’s Eclipse Award winner.

One riding assignment likely firmed up is that of Robby Albarado, who will work Spiral Stakes winner Animal Kingdom on dirt on Saturday at Churchill Downs, a drill that is expected to determine Animal Kingdom’s status for the Derby.

“We wanted Robby to work him because he won on him at 2 and he has breezed him in the past,” Barry Irwin, the president of owner Team Valor International, said Monday. “This way, we can get the best possible line on whether the colt can act on the Churchill Downs main track.”

 

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2011 Wood Memorial – Aqueduct – Toby’s Corner

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2011 Santa Anita Derby – Santa Anita Park – Midnight Interlude

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2011 Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds Mucho Macho Man

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The California horses invade Arkansas this weekend for Oaklawn’s 2011 Rebel Stakes, an essential Kentucky Derby prep race for the mid-west horses.

You should also know that the Rebel Stakes counts towards the TwinSpires $25,000 Kentucky Derby 2011 Prep Race Parlay contest!

Don’t know what the contest is?  It’s simple and you could win your share of the prize pool AND tickets to the 2011 Kentucky Derby!!

Step #1 – Go to TwinSpires and look for the $25,000 Kentucky Derby Prep Parlay image on the front page.

Step #2 - Bet exactly $10 to win on one horse in any or all of the Kentucky Derby 2011 Prep Races.

Step #3 – Each time you win that bet you earn one ‘unvested’ share of the $25,000 prize pool and move up the Kentucky Derby tickets leader board.

Step #4 – Bet $10 to win during the 2011 Kentucky Derby, and if your horse wins all of your previously earned shares become ‘vested’.

Step #5 – Collect your winnings!  Each of your ‘vested’ shares calculates to a percentage of the $25,000 prize pool!

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Oaklawn Park – March 19, 2011

Race 10 – 5:56 PM First Half Late Daily Double / Exacta / 50 Cent Trifecta / 10 Cent Superfecta


Rebel S. (Grade II)

Purse $300,000. Three Year Olds – One And One Sixteenth Miles.
P# PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Archarcharch (KY)
3/C L J K Court 122 W H Fires 8/1
2 2 Alternation (KY)
3/C L L S Quinonez 117 D K Von Hemel 12/1
3 3 Dreaminofthewin (KY)
3/C L M C Berry 115 C R Trout 30/1
4 4 Picko’s Pride (KY)
3/C L I Ocampo 115 M Robertson 20/1
5 5 J P’s Gusto (KY)
3/R L R A Dominguez 117 J Petalino 5/1
6 6 The Factor (KY)
3/C L M Garcia 117 B Baffert 2/1
7 7 Caleb’s Posse (KY)
3/C L E Razo, Jr. 122 D K Von Hemel 20/1
8 8 Saratoga Red (KY)
3/C L T J Thompson 115 D W Lukas 30/1
9 9 Sway Away (KY)
3/C L G K Gomez 115 J Bonde 5/2
10 10 Elite Alex (ON)
3/C L C H Borel 115 T F Ritchey 8/1
11 11 Glint (KY)
3/C L G Saez 117 K Gorder 20/1
12 12 Bluegrass Jam (KY)
3/C L M C Baze 115 W H Fires 30/1
13 13 J W Blue (KY)
3/C L J Rocco, Jr. 117 A W Dutrow 30/1

 

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Kentucky Derby prep season is starting to roll and Gulfstream Park is hosting two great 3-year old races today in Race #9 and Race #10.  The Fountain of Youth Stakes is a historical stepping stone to the Florida Derby, which has become one of the powerhouse Derby prep races.

At 4:51 EST we have the Hutchenson Stakes which features 5/2 favorite Travelin Man trained by 2010 Kentucky Derby winning training Todd Pletcher.

And then race immediately after is the 2011 Fountain of Youth Stakes with potential Kentucky Derby favorite and the 8/5 favorite today, To Honor And Serve.  But he’ll get a tough test from 2/1 2nd-choice Soldat.

You should also know that these races BOTH count towards the TwinSpires $25,000 Kentucky Derby 2011 Prep Race Parlay contest!

Don’t know what the contest is?  It’s simple and you could win your share of the prize pool AND tickets to the 2011 Kentucky Derby!!

Step #1 – Go to TwinSpires and look for the $25,000 Kentucky Derby Prep Parlay image on the front page.

Step #2 - Bet exactly $10 to win on one horse in any or all of the Kentucky Derby 2011 Prep Races.

Step #3 – Each time you win that bet you earn one ‘unvested’ share of the $25,000 prize pool and move up the Kentucky Derby tickets leader board.

Step #4 – Bet $10 to win during the 2011 Kentucky Derby, and if your horse wins all of your previously earned shares become ‘vested’.

Step #5 – Collect your winnings!  Each of your ‘vested’ shares calculates to a percentage of the $25,000 prize pool!

So what are you waiting for?!  Open your free TwinSpires account today by clicking here!

Fountain of Youth Stakes 2011 Kentucky Derby Prep Soldat To Honor And Serve

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Gulfstream Park – February 26, 2011
Race 9 – 4:51 PM
STAKES
Hutcheson S. (Grade II)
Purse $150,000. For Three Year Olds  –  Seven Furlongs.
P# PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
SCR Crossbow (KY) ————————————-Scratched————————————-
2 2 Madman Diaries (FL) 3/G L J Sanchez 120 W A Ward 6/1
3 3 Travelin Man (KY) 3/C L J R Velazquez 116 T A Pletcher 5/2
4 4 Razmataz (KY) 3/C L J Castellano 116 T A Pletcher 10/1
5 5 Flashpoint (FL) 3/C L C H Velasquez 116 R E Dutrow, Jr. 4/1
6 6 Little Drama (FL) 3/C L J Bravo 120 D Fawkes 20/1
7 7 Leave of Absence (FL) 3/C L R Maragh 116 R A Violette, Jr. 12/1
8 8 Black N Beauty (ON) 3/C L K J Desormeaux 116 D L Romans 8/1
9 9 Manicero (FL) 3/C L L Saez 120 L Azpurua, Jr. 12/1
10 10 Royal Currier (FL) 3/G L E Trujillo 118 P Farro 8/1

 

Gulfstream Park – February 26, 2011
Race 10 – 5:26 PM
STAKES
Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S. (Grade II)
Purse $400,000. For Three Year Olds  –  One And One Eighth Miles.
P# PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1 Soldat (KY) 3/C L A Garcia 120 K P McLaughlin 2/1
2 2 Gourmet Dinner (FL) 3/C L R A Dominguez 120 S W Standridge 5/1
3 3 El Grayling (KY) 3/C L R Maragh 116 M J Maker 15/1
4 4 Casper’s Touch (KY) 3/C L A O Solis 116 K G McPeek 6/1
5 5 Bowman’s Causeway (ON) 3/C L J R Leparoux 116 P L Biancone 20/1
6 6 Racing Aptitude (FL) 3/C J Lezcano 120 H M Tesher 30/1
7 7 To Honor and Serve (KY) 3/C L J R Velazquez 122 W I Mott 8/5
8 8 Shackleford (KY) 3/C L J L Castanon 116 D L Romans 8/1

 

 

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We’re all in for a treat of great racing today at Churchill Downs as the 27th Breeders’ Cup Championships enter Day 2!  Included are showings from the top horses in the world, Goldikova’s quest for a 3rd straight Breeders’ Cup Mile win, and the 19-for-19 undefeated Zenyatta taking on the boys again as the defending Breeders’ Cup Classic champion.

On top of that, there’s an $817,000 Pick-6 Carryover from Friday’s racing.  Create a free account to watch the races and to bet your winners:

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JP's Gusto Western Mood Del Mar Futurity $250,000

JP's Gusto battles Western Mood

JP’s Gusto, who we wrote about as one of our top 2-year olds to watch (prior to Kantharos being retired), will take a 3-race win streak into this Wednesday’s $250,000 Del Mar Futurity.

The Del Mar Futurity, featuring JP’s Gusto, will headline the closing day at Del Mar.  An exceptional horse racing meet, with great track architecture, and coastal view of the Pacific, and nestled snuggly in the small suburb of San Diego, Del Mar is one of our favorite meets of the year.

JP’s Gusto will face off again against his rival Western Mood, this time stretching out to 7-furlongs.  Many are skeptical about that distance, and although it’s no where near the typical two turn classic that most strive for, it could still be the outer bounds of his pedigree distance.

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Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover $1.6 million Picks and Bets

Del Mar - Pick 6 Carryover Picks

Well, no one hit it as the carryover built from Wednesday to Friday at Del Mar.  With the 33-1 upset win by Haimish Hy’s in the El Cajon Stakes yesterday, the carryover survived.

We now have a major $1.6m carryover at Del Mar that’s likely to build to around $4m before the start of the 5th race at Del Mar on Saturday.  The Del Mar program begins at 2 p.m. PST.

You can place your pick 6 carryover bet and watch the runners come home at TwinSpires.

We have your Pick 6 past performances and pace figures up for FREE download below.  We’ll also be making our coveted Pick 6 carryover at Del Mar free picks below.

Del Mar Pick 6 Six Carryover Picks Bets

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