Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 15: #16 Shanghai Bobby

Contributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/15/13 7:00 AM
Shanghai Bobby Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Racing Silks
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik*
Owner: Starlight Racinge
Breeder: Stonehaven Steadings
Earnings: $1,761,000*
Points: 24*
Next Race: None Listed*
* Current as of April 1, 2013

Shanghai Bobby is a Harlan's Holiday and Steelin' colt. He won his first five races including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), Champagne Stakes (G1), and Hopeful Stakes (G2). He finished second in the Holy Bull Stakes (G3), but his latest trip was a disappointing fifth in the Florida Derby (G1).

Shanghai Bobby finished the Florida Derby in good shape physically, but trainer Todd Pletcher feels his energy level is not up to the level he would like to see.

"There's nothing obviously wrong with him but we will go over him thoroughly and give him some time off to fully recover from his long campaign. He'll be sent to Payton Training Center today and allowed to have the down time that he seems to need right now," Pletcher reported.

Since he's off the Derby we'll keep a distant eye on him for the other Triple Crown races.

Click here to preview yesterday's breakdown of #17 on the earnings list, Java's War.

Check back tomorrow when we preview #15 on our list, Goldencents.

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