Cindy's Horse Racing Website Index

2004 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Updated: 04/28/2004

DERBY RESULTS HERE - Smarty Jones wins!

Here is my current line up of top contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby on May 1st. The list should start to settle down over the next two weeks until the entries are drawn on Wednesday, April 28th. All the serious preps are over now, so it will mostly be changes due to injury or lack of graded stakes earnings and jockeys finally committing to one horse. Keep checking back to see what's going on.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. A star next to the dosage index indicates a dual qualifier. Best Beyer figure just added to all profiles and top contenders have been put in order of their graded stakes earnings. Lots of new links being added to profiles now that we are in the final week.

Triple Crown quick links:


The Cliff's EdgeNick Zito4.00 *Shane Sellers
Action This DayRichard Mandella1.56 *David Flores
Friends LakeJohn Kimmel3.00   Richard Migliore
Smarty JonesJohn Servis3.40   Stewart Elliott
TapitMichael Dickinson1.80   Rafael Dominguez
CastledaleJeff Mullins1.88   Jose Valdivia Jr.
LimehouseTodd Pletcher3.89   Jose Santos
Lion HeartPatrick Biancone3.00 *Mike Smith
Read the FootnotesRichard Violette Jr.2.00 *Robby Albarado
WimbledonBob Baffert5.00   Jerry Bailey
Pollard's VisionTodd Pletcher2.33   John Velazquez
ImperialismKristin Mulhall3.00   Kent Desormeaux
Minister EricRichard Mandella4.14   Pat Day
BirdstoneNick Zito1.77 *Edgar Prado
BorregoBeau Greely1.40   Victor Espinoza
Quintons Gold RushSteve Asmussen3.73   Corey Nakatani
Value PlusTodd Pletcher2.11   undecided
St. AverilRafael Becerra1.53   Tyler Baze
Master DavidBobby Frankel1.33   Alex Solis
Song of the SwordJennifer Pedersen1.67   Norberto Arroyo
Pro PradoBob Holthus1.73   John McKee
PomeroyPatrick Biancone2.29   Mike Smith
EddingtonMark Hennig1.92   undecided
Rock Hard TenJason Orman2.11   undecided
AshadoTodd Pletcher1.55 *John Velazquez
CuveeSteve Asmussen3.00 *Jerry Bailey
Fire SlamDavid Carroll4.60   Shane Sellers
Mr. JesterSteve Wren4.78   Roman Chapa
Perfect MoonMel Stute3.44 *Victor Espinoza
Saint AfleetCraig Dollase1.59   Kent Desormeaux
Silver MinisterGreg Foley3.80   Raphael Bejarano
EurosilverNick Zito1.09 *sick
GradepointNeil Howard2.00   injured
HaldbridledRichard Mandella1.67 *going to Oaks
PreachinatthebarBob Baffert1.29   not going as of 4/22
Second of JuneWilliam Cesare4.33   injured
Silver WagonRalph Ziadie2.50 *injured
Sinister GJohn Toscano Jr.2.08   sick with cough
Wynn Dot CommaMartin Wolfson4.60   deceased
*  Dual Qualifier

Three-Year-Old Poll 4/26/04
     HORSE                  A-S  STS-1-2-3  PTS  PVS  PROBABLE NEXT START  
 1. Smarty Jones (7)        3-C    4-4-0-0  119   1   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 2. The Cliff's Edge (3)    3-C    3-1-1-1  104   2   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 3. Tapit (1)               3-C    2-1-0-0   89   3   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 4. Master David (1)        3-C    3-1-1-1   58   5   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 5. Friends Lake (1)        3-C    2-1-0-1   55   4   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 6. Lion Heart              3-C    2-0-2-0   43   9   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 7. Imperialism             3-C    4-2-1-0   42   6   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 8. Borrego                 3-C    3-0-3-0   38   7   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 9. Read The Footnotes      3-C    2-1-0-0   33  10   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
10. Castledale              3-C    2-1-0-0   28   8   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
Age-Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, F-filly.

Other Horses Receiving Votes: Pollard's Vision-21, Wimbledon-17, Rock Hard Ten-16, Eddington-11, Minister Eric-11, Madcap Escapade-11, Pro Prado-7, Quinton Gold Rush-5, Sinister G-3, Sir Shackleton-2, Limehouse-2

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