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2002 Kentucky Derby Second Tier

Updated: 05/01/2002

This list is horses who have moved off my top contenders page for one reason or another. If they improve in their next out, they can move back up but most likely they will not have any further serious impact on the Triple Crown trail.

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Trainer:   John T. Ward Jr.
Foaling Date:   2-19-99
Breeding:   Notebook - Crafty Bobbie by Bob's Dusty
Dosage Profile:   3-4-6-0-3
Dosage Index/CD:   1.67   0.25
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 4-0-1   $339,700
Note: Seemed to run out of gas in the Blue Grass despite the slow pace and is likely to skip the Derby. Perhaps he has hit his distance limit?

Photo courtesty of Woodbine EntertainmentChangeintheweather

Trainer:   David Bell
Jockey:   Jorge Chavez
Foaling Date:   3-13-99
Breeding:   Gone West - Meteor Colony by Pleasant Colony
Dosage Profile:   10-5-16-2-3
Dosage Index/CD:   1.77   0.47
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 2-0-0   $207,840
Note: Canadian invader with strong pedigree and dosage profile bombed in the Illinois Derby.


Trainer:   Shug McGaughey
Foaling Date:   4-2-99
Breeding:   Dehere - Catatonic by Big Spruce
Dosage Profile:   2-5-12-4-3
Dosage Index/CD:   1.00   0.04
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 1-1-0   $33,400
Note: Second in the Count Fleet Stakes and Whirlaway at Aqueduct with late rallies but stank up the track in the Florida Derby. Great dosage.

Photo courtesty of the Fair GroundsEasyfromthegitgo

Trainer:   Steve Asmussen
Jockey:   Donnie Meche
Foaling Date:   4-21-99
Breeding:   Dehere - Montera by Easy Goer
Dosage Profile:   7-5-14-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.71   0.73
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 2-3-0   $68,925
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $202,965
Note:Third in the Lexington and likely to skip the Derby since the owners already have a Derby horse in Private Emblem.


Trainer:   Graham Motion
Jockey:   Ramon A. Dominguez
Foaling Date:   1-18-99
Breeding:   Mt. Livermore - Equilibrate by Gone West
Dosage Profile:   12-1-8-1-2
Dosage Index/CD:   2.43   0.83
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 1-0-1   $22,650
Note:Tampa Bay Derby winner couldn't win the Aventura Stakes, although he was gaining at the end.

High Star

Trainer:   Nick Zito
Foaling Date:   1-26-99
Breeding:   Private Terms - Polember by Polish Navy
Dosage Profile:   7-7-8-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   4.50   0.95
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 1-0-1   $50,700
Note:Second in an allowance at Gulfstream Park and was highly touted for the Florida Derby but bombed in it. It was later announced he bled badly and his future plans are now uncertain.

Jack's Silver

Trainer:   James Cassidy
Foaling Date:   3-16-99
Breeding:   Soft Gold - Little Ricky by Runaway Groom
Dosage Profile:   6-1-7-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.00   0.93
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 0-0-1   $5,160
Note: Maiden brother of Jamaican Rum closed quickly to get second in the San Vicente at Santa Anita. Real contender or just a fluke? Doesn't seem to have started since.


Trainer:   Patrick Biancone
Jockey:   Pat Valenzuela
Foaling Date:   3-21-99
Breeding:   Matty G - Joy to Raise by Raise a Man
Dosage Profile:   8-1-3-6-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.40   0.61
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 1-1-0   $64,600
Note:Won the Gotham Stakes in his 2002 debut but faded to 4th in the Santa Anita Derby after going to his knees at the start. Was skipping the Derby for the Derby Trial, but when that came up sloppy, he scratched.


Trainer:   Mark Hennig
Foaling Date:   1-15-99
Breeding:   Gulch - Caress by Storm Cat
Dosage Profile:   9-3-10-2-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.43   0.79
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 1-2-0   $63,120
Note: Second by a nose in the Hutcheson Stakes but followed it up with a 5th place finish in the Florida Derby. Last out was third in the Bay Shore Stakes.

Saratoga Blues

Trainer:   Tony Dutrow
Jockey:   Mario Pino
Foaling Date:   3-30-99
Breeding:   Twining - Time for a Wedding by Manila
Dosage Profile:   9-2-12-2-5
Dosage Index/CD:   1.31   0.27
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 2-0-0   $40,650
Note: Was expected to skip the Derby for the Preakness, but after his awful performance in the Spiral he may skip both. No word yet but he may have injured himself in the race.


Trainer:   Manny Tortora
Foaling Date:   5-10-99
Breeding:   All Gone - Show Legs by Silent Screen
Dosage Profile:   4-9-15-2-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.16   0.50
2-year-old Record: 6 starts 3-1-1   $68,000
Note: Winner of the Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park finished dead last in the Tampa Bay Derby.

Sunday Break

Trainer:   Neil Drysdale
Jockey:   Gary Stevens
Foaling Date:   4-19-99
Breeding:   Forty Niner - Catequill by Storm Cat
Dosage Profile:   11-5-13-0-3
Dosage Index/CD:   2.37   0.66
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 0-1-1   $12,720
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $82,500
Note: Japanese bred ran much straighter in the Wood Memorial and hung tough to finish third. Will he have enough graded earnings to get in the Derby? The answer was no.

Take Charge Lady

Trainer:   Ken McPeek
Jockey:   Tony D'Amico
Foaling Date:   2-4-99
Breeding:   Dehere - Felicita by Rubiano
Dosage Profile:   5-6-10-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.67   0.68 *dual qualifier*
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 3-1-0   $371,716
Note:Filly can't seem to lose this year against her peers. Entered in the Oaks rather than the Derby, as she should have been.


Trainer:   Craig Dollase
Jockey:   Jason Lumpkins
Foaling Date:   2-27-99
Breeding:   Conquistador Cielo - Juta's Fame by Danzig
Dosage Profile:   12-8-13-0-1
Dosage Index/CD:   3.53   0.88
2-year-old Record: 9 starts 0-2-1   $45,984
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $26,444
Note:Winner of the California Derby. Connections say he is going in the Derby but he hardly has any graded earnings so lots of horses will have to drop out first.

U S S Tinosa

Trainer:   Jerry Hollendorfer
Jockey:   Kent Desormeaux
Foaling Date:   2-12-99
Breeding:   Foxhound - Angel Puss by Wolf Power
Dosage Profile:   4-6-16-2-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.80   0.43
2-year-old Record: 7 starts 2-3-1   $122,319
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $83,750
Note:Never even in the hunt for the Santa Anita Derby last out but still pointing to the Derby. Not enough earnings to make the field.


Trainer:   Eduardo Inda
Foaling Date:   1-30-99
Breeding:   Unbridled's Song - Roll Over Baby by Rollin On Over
Dosage Profile:   3-4-5-0-2
Dosage Index/CD:   2.11   0.43
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 2-0-0   $55,200
Note: Third in the San Vicente and the San Raphael at Santa Anita but couldn't manage to win the San Pedro as the heavy favorite.

photo courtesy of Team ValorWindward Passage

Trainer:   Steve Asmussen
Jockey:   Chris McCarron
Foaling Date:   3-3-99
Breeding:   Captain Bodgit - Storm Runner by Miswaki
Dosage Profile:   7-0-10-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.00   0.72
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 1-0-1   $32,020
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $100,000
Note:Winner of the Rebel deadheated for third in the Arkansas Derby. Definitely headed to Kentucky but was shut out of the Derby by lack of earnings.

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