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horse racing kentucky derby2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Updated: 05/01/2013

Entries, post positions, and morning line odds are here.

Here is the latest look at the list of top contenders for the 2013 Kentucky Derby to be run on May 4th at Churchill Downs. The prep races are almost over and only the Derby Trial is left to get points in the new point system to determine which horses can get in the race instead of the old graded earnings list. It is only a week to the Derby and the list of contenders is really firming up now.

Below is my latest list of contenders with their trainer, jockey, and dosage index and dual qualifiers have been marked with a * by their dosage index. Each horse names links to a profile with lots of info and a photo. Jockey assignments are mostly decided now with only a few yet to be announced. The early Triple Crown nominations, which cost $600, closed on January 26 with 369 horses, and late nominations, which cost $6000, closed in March with 13 additional horses. Those are the last chance to be eligible without a high supplement fee, and nominees are always higher in priority than supplements.

Triple Crown quick links:

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the 2013 Kentucky Derby?

Black Onyx
Charming Kitten
Code West
Falling Sky
Frac Daddy
Golden Soul
Govenor Charlie
Java's War
Lines of Battle
Normandy Invasion
Palace Malice
Power Broker
Will Take Charge
Winning Cause

Black Onyx Kelly Breen 2.08   Joe Bravo
Charming Kitten Todd Pletcher 1.59   TBA
Falling Sky John Terranova II 1.40   Luis Saez
Fear the Kitten Mike Maker 1.11   TBA
Frac Daddy Ken McPeek 2.33  * Victor Lebron
Giant Finish Tony Dutrow 1.59   TBA
Goldencents Doug O'Neill 1.67  * Kevin Krigger
Golden Soul Dallas Stewart 1.92   TBA
Itsmyluckyday Eddie Plesa Jr. 3.00   Elvis Trujillo
Java's War Ken McPeek 1.40   Julien Leparoux
Lines of Battle Aidan O'Brien 1.95   TBA
Mylute Tom Amoss 2.00   Rosie Napravnik
Normandy Invasion Chad Brown 3.80  * Javier Castellano
Orb Shug McGaughey 3.21   Joel Rosario
Overanalyze Todd Pletcher 3.00  * Rafael Bejarano
Oxbow D. Wayne Lukas 2.50   Gary Stevens
Palace Malice Todd Pletcher 2.64   Mike Smith
Revolutionary Todd Pletcher 3.00   Calvin Borel
Verrazano Todd Pletcher 2.06   John Velazquez
Vyjack Rudy Rodriquez 1.80   Garrett Gomez
Will Take Charge D. Wayne Lukas 3.33   Jon Court
Unlikely to get in due to lack of points
Delhomme Todd Pletcher 1.80   Javier Castellano
Dynamic Sky Mark Casse 2.50  * Luis Contreras
Elnaawi Kiaran McLaughlin 1.67   Channing Hill
Hear the Ghost Jerry Hollendorfer 3.00   Corey Nakatani
He's Had Enough Doug O'Neill 3.00  * Mario Gutierrez
Mr Palmer Bill Mott 3.62   Junior Alvarado
Noble Tune Chad Brown 3.62   John Velazquez
Power Broker Bob Baffert 3.67  * Rafael Bejarano
Shakin It Up Bob Baffert 1.67   David Flores
Speak Logistics Eddie Plesa Jr. 3.00   Joel Rosario
War Academy Bob Baffert 3.60   Mike Smith
Off the trail
Code West Bob Baffert 1.34   not going
Den's Legacy Bob Baffert 1.57   not going
Departing Al Stall Jr. 2.71   not going
FlashbackBob Baffert2.73  injured
Ive Struck a NerveKeith Desormeaux3.67  injured
Govenor Charlie Bob Baffert 1.67   not going
Merit Man Robert Hess Jr. 2.00   not going
Tiz a Minister Paul Aguirre 1.86   not going
Shanghai BobbyTodd Pletcher3.80  *not going
Super Ninety Nine Bob Baffert 4.09   not going
Uncaptured Mark Casse 2.00  * not going
West Hills Giant John Terranova 1.40   not going
Winning Cause Todd Pletcher 1.16   not going

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