2010 Short List of Kentucky Derby Winners as of 4-6-2010

Contributed By Big Daddy No Bucks
Posted on 4/7/10 8:43 AM

The Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby created as many questions as it did answers. At this time, Eskendereya definitely appears to be the horse to beat. Sydney's Candy won the pace less Santa Anita Derby commandingly even after stumbling out of the gate, but can he win a race with a demanding pace? And then there is Lookin At Lucky...He just can't seem to stay out of trouble, or possibly its jockey Garrett Gomez who can't keep Lookin At Lucky out of trouble.

Looking forward, the next two races on the road to the Kentucky Derby are the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass Stakes. We'll get a look at Aikenite, Interactif, and Odysseus in the Blue Grass. Dublin and Noble's Promise will make their closing arguments for going to the Kentucky Derby at the Arkansas Derby. While it would take a trip of a lifetime for any of these horses to topple Eskendereya from the #1 pick for the Derby, all other positions on my pick list remain open.

I'll post the most recent version of my short list every Tuesday up to Derby Day, so come back regularly to .see how "astray" I go!


No.   Horse Pool 3 Odds Trainer Possible Jockey
1 Eskendereya Silks Eskendereya 5-1 Todd A. Pletcher John R. Velazquez
2 Ice Box Silks Ice Box 12-1 Nicholas P. Zito Jose Lezcano
3 Endorsement Silks Endorsement Field Horse Shannon Ritter Robby J. Albarado
4 Lookin At Lucky Silks Lookin At Lucky 6-1 Bob Baffert Garrett K. Gomez
5 Sidney's Candy Silks Sidney's Candy 22-1 John W. Sadler Joe Talamo
6 Dublin Silks Dublin 15-1 D. Wayne Lukas Corey S. Nakatani
7 Noble's Promise Silks Noble's Promise 12-1 Kenneth G. Mcpeek Robby J. Albarado
8 Pleasant Prince Silks Pleasant Prince 20-1 Wesley A. Ward Julien R. Leparoux
9 Odysseus Silks Odysseus 20-1 Thomas Albertrani Rajiv Maragh
10 Mission Impazible Silks Mission Impazible Field Horse Todd Pletcher Rajiv Maragh


My Crazy Pick of the Moment for The Triple Crown

I'm still not seeing anything that looks like a horse that could go "all the way."  I'm sticking with Ice Box for now.

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