2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders

The field for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4 is just about set, with the post position draw coming on Wednesday, May 1.

The last Derby prep points race was Saturday night’s $175,000 Derby Trial (G3) which was won by Forty Tales, but trainer Todd Pletcher said he has no intention of bringing the colt back next Saturday for the Run for the Roses.

On Monday morning trainer Bob Baffert announced that Govenor Charlie and Code West would pass on the Run for the Roses, and trainer Todd Pletcher announced that Winning Cause, winning of the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on April 20 would also bypass the Kentucky Derby.

Then later in the day the connections of Tiz a Minister announced they too would be bypassing the Run for the Roses.

It was good news for the connections of Golden Soul, who has been working at Churchill Downs. Trainer Dallas Stewart had been hoping he could get the colt into the Derby field. The colt checked in fourth in the Louisiana Derby (G2) in his last outing.

In addition, later Monday afternoon trainer Mike Maker announced that Fear the Kitten would be entered in the Derby. Fifth in the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) in his last start, the colt has won two of seven starts and has six points.

The colt was third in the LeComte (G3) at Fair Grounds and was the runner up in the Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn Park earlier this year.

Maker will give Alan Garcia a leg up on Saturday.

 

2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Verrazano

Trainer

Todd
Pletcher

Jockey

John
Velazquez

Last Race

Won Wood Memorial

KDFW Pool 3

7-1

ML

4-1

Post

14

Points:

150

Record:

4-4-0-0

$861,300

Bovada odds

4-1

Pedigree:
Sire: More Than Ready
Mare: Enchanted Rock



Orb

Trainer

Shug McGaughey

Jockey

Joel Rosario

Last Race

Won Florida Derby

KDFW Pool 3

13-1

ML

7-2

Post

16

Points:

150

Record:

7-4-0-1

$921,050

Bovada odds

11-2

Pedigree:
Sire: Malibu Moon
Mare: Lady Liberty



Goldencents

Trainer

Doug O’Neill

Jockey

Kevin Krigger

Last Race

Won Santa Anita Derby

KDFW Pool 3

49-1

ML

5-1

Post

8

Points:

129

Record:

6-4-1-0

$1,250,000

Bovada odds

6-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Into Mischief
Mare: Golden Works



Java’s War

Trainer

Ken McPeek

Jockey

Julien Leparoux

Last Race

Won Blue Grass

KDFW Pool 3

31-1

ML

15-1

Post

19

Points:

122

Record:

7-3-1-1

$672,091

Bovada odds

16-1

Pedigree:
Sire: War Pass
Mare: Java (GB)



Overanalyze

Trainer

Todd
Pletcher

Jockey

Rafael Bejarano

Last Race

Won Arkansas Derby

KDFW Pool 3

49-1

ML

15-1

Post

9

Points:

110

Record:

7-4-0-1

$956,381

Bovada odds

14-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Dixie Union
Mare: Unacloud



Revolutionary

Trainer

Todd
Pletcher

Jockey

Calvin Borel

Last Race

Won Louisiana Derby

KDFW Pool 3

12-1

ML

10-1

Post

3

Points:

110

Record:

6-3-1-2

$788,550

Bovada odds

13-2

Pedigree:
Sire: War Pass
Mare: Runup the Colors



Lines of Battle

Trainer

Aidan O”Brien

Jockey

TBA

Last Race

Won UAE Derby

KDFW Pool 3

5-1*

ML

30-1

Post

11

Points:

100

Record:

6-3-1-0

$1,276,204

Bovada odds

N/A

Pedigree:
Sire: War Front
Mare: Black Speck



Vyjack

Trainer

Rudy Rodriguez

Jockey

Garrett Gomez

Last Race

3rd in Wood Memorial

KDFW Pool 3

10-1

ML

15-1

Post

20

Points:

70

Record:

5-4-0-1

$542,200

Bovada odds

10-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Into Mischief
Mare: Life Happened



Will Take Charge

Trainer

D. Wayne Lukas

Jockey

Jon Court

Last Race

Won Rebel Stakes

KDFW Pool 3

19-1

ML

20-1

Post

17

Points:

60

Record:

7-3-1-0

$545,371

Bovada odds

25-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Unbridled’s Song
Mare: Take Charge Lady



Itsmyluckyday

Trainer

Edward Plesa

Jockey

Elvis Trujillo

Last Race

2nd in Florida Derby

KDFW Pool 3

10-1

ML

15-1

Post

12

Points:

50

Record:

10-5-2-1

$625,600

Bovada odds

14-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Lawyer Ron
Mare: Viva La Slew



Palace Malice

Trainer

Todd
Pletcher

Jockey

Mike Smith

Last Race

2nd in Blue Grass Stakes

KDFW Pool 3

42-1

ML

20-1

Post

10

Points:

50

Record:

6-1-3-1

$271,135

Bovada odds

18-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Curlin
Mare: Palace Rumor



Normandy Invasion

Trainer

Chad Brown

Jockey

Javier Castellano

Last Race

2nd in Wood Memorial

KDFW Pool 3

18-1

ML

12-1

Post

5

Points:

44

Record:

5-1-2-0

$300,240

Bovada odds

15-2

Pedigree:
Sire: Tapit
Mare: Boston Lady



Frac Daddy

Trainer

Ken McPeek

Jockey

Victor Lebron

Last Race

2nd in Arkansas Derby

KDFW Pool 3

5-1*

ML

50-1

Post

18

Points:

44

Record:

6-1-3-0

$288,116

Bovada odds

40-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Scat Daddy
Mare: Skipper’s Mate



Mylute

Trainer

Tom Amoss

Jockey

Rosie Napravnik

Last Race

2nd Louisiana Derby

KDFW Pool 3

5-1*

ML

15-1

Post

6

Points:

42

Record:

9-2-3-2

$417,695

Bovada odds

40-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Midnight Lute
Mare: Stage Stop



Oxbow

Trainer

D. Wayne Lukas

Jockey

Gary Stevens

Last Race

5th in Arkansas Derby

KDFW Pool 3

21-1

ML

30-1

Post

2

Points:

36

Record:

9-2-1-1

$383,500

Bovada odds

20-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Awesome Again
Mare: Tizamazing



Falling Sky

Trainer

John Terranova

Jockey

Luis Saez

Last Race

4th in Arkansas Derby

KDFW Pool 3

95-1

ML

50-1

Post

13

Points:

30

Record:

6-3-0-1

$249,800

Bovada odds

50-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Lion Heart
Mare: Sea Dragoness



Charming Kitten

Trainer

Todd
Pletcher

Jockey

Edgar Prado

Last Race

3rd in Blue Grass Stakes

KDFW Pool 3

5-1*

ML

20-1

Post

15-1

Points:

20

Record:

7-2-2-2

$257,000

Bovada odds

66-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Kitten’s Joy
Mare: Iteration



Golden Soul

Trainer

Dallas Stewart

Jockey

Robby Albarado

Last Race

4th in Louisiana Derby

KDFW Pool 3

5-1*

ML

50-1

Post

4

Points:

14

Record:

5-1-2-0

$117,400

Bovada odds

100-1

Pedigree:
Sire: Perfect Soul
Mare: Hollywood Gold

 

Giant Finish

Trainer

Tony Dutrow

Jockey

TBA

Last Race

3rd in Spiral Stakes

KDFW Pool 3

5-1*

ML

50-1

Post

7

Points:

10

Record:

5-2-1-1

$133,050

Bovada odds

N/A

Pedigree:
Sire: Frost Giant
Mare: Apocalyptic

 

 

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