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2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Date: 05/03/2011

Results are here!

Entries are here!

Here is the latest look at the list of top contenders for the 2011 Kentucky Derby to be run on May 7th at Churchill Downs. The graded prep races are almost over, so there isn't much time to add to their earnings to make the Kentucky Derby field. A few have already dropped out due to injury, and some new players have stepped up who were unraced as two-year-olds, so watch for changes to this list each week. Entries will be taken on May 4 which will give the final answer to who will be in the 2011 Kentucky Derby field.

Below is my first list of contenders with their trainer, jockey, and dosage index. Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. Jockey assignments are based on who has been riding so far and can change drastically as we get farther into the Triple Crown preps. The Experimental Free Handicap was released on January 27, and there are 9 dual qualifiers this year. An asterisk (*) by the name in the list below indicates a dual qualifier. The early Triple Crown nominations, which cost $600, closed on January 22 with 364 nominations. Late nominations, which cost $6000, closed on March 26 with 13 additional nominees.

Triple Crown quick links:

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the 2011 Kentucky Derby?

Animal Kingdom
Brilliant Speed
Comma to the Top
Decisive Moment
Derby Kitten
Dialed In
Master of Hounds
Mucho Macho Man
Midnight Interlude
Pants On Fire
Stay Thirsty
Twice the Appeal
Uncle Mo
Watch Me Go

Animal KingdomGraham Motion 1.67  Robby Albarado
ArcharcharchWilliam H. Fires 1.73  Jon Court
Brilliant SpeedTom Albertrani 1.72  Joel Rosario
Comma to the TopPeter Miller 2.20 * Pat Valenzuela
Decisive MomentJuan Arias 2.11  Kerwin Clark
Derby KittenMichael Maker 1.55  Javier Castellano
Dialed InNick Zito 3.62  Julien Leparoux
Master of HoundsAiden O'Brien 1.07  Garrett Gomez
Midnight InterludeBob Baffert 2.47  Victor Espinoza
Mucho Macho ManKatherine Ritvo 2.43  Rajiv Maragh
NehroSteve Asmussen 4.33  Corey Nakatani
Pants On FireKelly Breen 3.00  Anna Napravnik
SantivaEddie Kenneally 1.67  Shaun Bridgmohan
ShacklefordDale Romans 3.62  Jesus Castanon
SoldatKiaran McLaughlin 2.47 *Alan Garcia
Stay ThirstyTodd Pletcher 2.25  Ramon Dominguez
Twice the AppealJeff Bonde 2.11  Calvin Borel
TwinspiredMichael Maker 1.15  Mike Smith
Uncle MoTodd Pletcher 2.20 *John Velazquez
Watch Me GoKathleen O'Connell 2.56  Rafael Bejarano
Off The Trail
AlternationDonnie Von Hemel 2.20  unlikely
Anthony's CrossEoin Harty 3.36  not going
Arthur's TaleTom Albertrani 2.64  injured
AstrologySteve Asmussen 3.42  not going
BrethrenTodd Pletcher 3.00  unlikely
Elite AlexTim Ritchey 2.47  unlikely
FlashpointRichard E. Dutrow, Jr 4.33  unlikely
Gourmet DinnerSteven Standridge 3.00  unlikely
JaycitoBob Baffert 3.00 *injured
J P's GustoJoseph Petalino 2.20 * unlikely
MachenNeil Howard 2.56  unlikely
Mr. CommonsJohn Shirreffs 1.44  didn't go
Premier PegasusMyung Kwon Cho 3.62  injured
Positive ResponseWilliam Morey 3.80  unlikely
Silver MedallionSteve Asmussen 2.33  unlikely
Sway AwayJeff Bonde 2.50  didn't get in
The FactorBob Baffert 2.73  not ready, wait for Preakness
Toby's CornerGraham Motion 1.86  injured
To Honor and ServeBill Mott 2.38 * unlikely
WilkinsonNeil Howard 1.18  unlikely

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