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2003 Experimental Free Handicap

Halfbridled the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and 2003 Experimental Free Handicap topweight.

Date: 01/27/2004

For the fillies, the obvious choice was the undefeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Halfbridled. She was ranked at 124 pounds, four pounds higher than second ranked Ashado. She was assigned 124 pounds, one more than Storm Flag Flying was assigned in 2002 despite the similarity of their records. Halfbridled was ranked only two pounds lower than the three colt co-topweights, was the closest since 1996.

Given the lack of a dominant 2-year-old colt in 2003, it is no surprise that the Experimental Free Handicap has three co-topweights. Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Action This Day, Belmont Futurity winner Cuvee, and Norfolk winner Ruler's Court all share top billing this year at 126 pounds. The list of colt rankings is available here.

The other use of the Experimental rankings are in determining which horses are "dual qualifiers" for the Kentucky Derby. Horses ranked within 10 pounds of the male topweight or who are a champion in another country and have a Dosage Index of 4.0 or less and a Center of Distribution of 1.25 or less are considered the dual qualifiers. These horses have statistically shown that they have a better chance at winning the Derby. Fillies are not usually considered in the dual qualifiers since they rarely run in the Derby, but any of the top fillies should be given extra consideration if they do enter.

Wgt  Horse Color Sire State Breeder
124 Halfbridled dk b/br  by Unbridled KY Wertheimer & Frere
120 Ashado dk b/br  by Saint Ballado KY Aaron U. Jones & Marie D. Jones
119 La Reina ch by A.P. Indy KY Emory A. Hamilton
119 Society Selection b by Coronado's Quest KY Marjorie Cowan & Irving Cowan
118 Be Gentle dk b/br  by Tale of the Cat VA Mrs. Nellie M. Cox & Rose Retreat Farm
118 Victory U. S. A. ch by Victory Gallop KY George Brunacini
117 Hollywood Story dk b/br  by Wild Rush KY Vinery
117 Tizdubai b by Cee's Tizzy CA Cee's Stable LLC
116 Class Above dk b/br  by Quiet American KY Michael G. Marenchic MD
116 Marylebone gr/ro by Unbridled's Song KY Runnymede Farm Inc., Catesby W. Clay & Catesby W. Clay Jr.
114 Lokoya dk b/br  by Woodman KY North Wales Farm LLC
114 Tarlow dk b/br  by Stormin Fever KY Brereton C. Jones
113 Feline Story b by Tale of the Cat KY Eclipse Thoroughbreds Inc.
113 Whoopi Cat dk b/br  by Tale of the Cat KY Richard Giacopelli
111 Mambo Slew dk b/br  by Kingmambo KY F.J.F.M., LLC
111 Rahy Dolly ch by Rahy KY Thomas L. Nichols & Maxine Nichols
110 Dr. Kathy ch by Polish Numbers FL Harold J. Plumley
110 Maple Syrple dk b/br  by American Chance ON Taylor Made Farm, Inc.
110 Smokey Glacken b by Forestry KY Jayeff "B" Stables
109 America America ch by Mister Baileys (GB) KY GreenHill Farm LLC
109 Dirty Diana ch by Flying Continental CA Stein Stable
109 Dynaville b by Barkerville KY Richard Kaster & Nathan Fox
109 Eye Dazzler dk b/br  by Boundary KY Lee Lewis
109 Lotta Kim b by Roar KY Dolphus C. Morrison
109 Salty Romance b by Salt Lake KY Dr. & Mrs. Stuart E. Brown II & Mrs. Abbie S. Wood
109 Spectacular Moon dk b/br  by Migrating Moon FL Nancy Economy
109 Unbridled Beauty gr/ro by Unbridled's Song KY Muirfield Ventures & Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.
108 Richetta b by Polish Numbers MD Elk Manor Farm
107 Galloping Gal dk b/br  by Victory Gallop KY Jackie D. Huckabay MD
107 Stellar Jayne gr/ro by Wild Rush KY Wind Hill Farm
107 Ticker Tape (GB) b by Royal Applause (GB) GB Car Colston Hall Stud
107 Wacky Patty dk b/br  by Formal Dinner FL D. W. Frazier MD & Suzanne Sharra Maxwell
107 Zosima dk b/br  by Capote KY Darley
106 Amorama (FR) dk b/br  by Sri Pekan FR Jean Etienne Dubois
106 Daydreaming b by A.P. Indy KY Ogden Mills Phipps
106 Wind Flow dk b/br  by Indian Charlie KY E&D Enterprises
105 Deb's Charm gr/ro by Silver Charm KY Russell West
105 House of Fortune dk b/br  by Free House CA John Treasure
105 Please Take Me Out dk b/br  by Take Me Out KY Robert Perez
105 Sweet Jo Jo dk b/br  by Grand Slam FL Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Rogers Jr.
105 Winendynme dk b/br  by Dynaformer KY Takao Zako
104 East Bay b by Stormin Fever KY Brereton C. Jones
104 Everyday Angel dk b/br  by Forestry KY N&P Horse Racing Venture, DD Speedmaster Venture, et al
104 From Away dk b/br  by Gulch KY Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership
104 Honey Ryder gr/ro by Lasting Approval KY Wimborne Farm, Inc.
104 Rodeo Licious ch by Rodeo NY Glenn Brok
104 Solar Fire ch by Stravinsky KY Denali Stud & S. D. Brilie
103 Bluegrass Sara b by Tabasco Cat TX Heiligbrodt Racing Stable
103 Bobbie Use b by Not For Love NY Thomas/Lakin
103 Chelsea's Pearl b by Chelsey Cat NC Nancy C. Shuford
103 Ender's Sister b by A.P. Indy KY Green Lantern Stables, LLC
103 Marina de Chavon gr/ro by Exploit KY Marvin Little Jr. & Ron McKee
103 Quanah County dk b/br  by Valid Expectations TX T. Winston Keng
103 Questionable Past dk b/br  by Petionville KY Pope McLean
103 Shadow of Mine dk b/br  by Belong to Me KY Thomas L. Nichols
103 Topango b by Distant View KY Ralph M. Evans & Lauren Evans
103 Vous b by Wild Rush FL Adam Staple
103 Yogi's Polar Bear gr/ro by Lucky Lionel FL Adena Springs
102 Baldomera b by Doneraile Court KY Hidden Lane Farms Inc.
102 Cherish Destiny gr/ro by Grand Slam KY C. Bruce Hundley & Doug Arnold
102 Cryptos' Best b by Cryptoclearance KY Bryan M. Carney & Philip Peinowitz
102 For All Who Dream b by Eltish FL New Life Farm, Ltd.
102 Hermione's Magic b by Forest Wildcat KY Big C Farm
102 Homemaker dk b/br  by Afternoon Deelites KY Brereton C. Jones
102 Lucifer's Stone b by Horse Chestnut (SAF) KY Mega Stable
102 Native Annie b by Manzotti TX Stonerside Stable
102 Peace Symbol dk b/br  by Dove Hunt FL Dr. Sandy Lynn Price
102 Renaissance Lady ch by A.P. Indy KY Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lewis
102 Sisti's Pride dk b/br  by Forestry KY Aaron U. Jones & Marie D. Jones
102 Taittinger Rose dk b/br  by Menifee KY Mike G. Rutherford Sr.
102 Turn to Lass b by Bright Launch KY Hurstland Farm, Inc.
102 Vogue Girl dk b/br  by Souvenir Copy KY Stan Stefanski & Ingrid Stefanski
101 Art Fan b by Lear Fan KY William Backer
101 Platinum Princess gr/ro by Wolf Power (SAF) KY James M. Herbener Jr.
101 Ride Her Out ch by Stormy Atlantic FL Cheryl A. Curtin
101 Sister Star dk b/br  by Langfuhr KY John C. Marker
101 Stoic dk b/br  by Forestry KY Lance K. Robinson
101 Wild for Jeanne gr/ro by Wild Zone KY Sabine Stable

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