Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 7: #24 Castaway

Contributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/7/12 8:00 AM

Day 7: #24 Castaway

Castaway Trainer: Bob Baffert Mrs. John Magnier  Silks
Jockey: Rafael Bejarano*
Owner: Mrs. John Magnier
Breeder: Hertich-McCarthy Livestock LLC
Earnings: $162,000*
Next Race: Unknown
* Current as of April 1, 2012

Castaway rates for an entry simply because he was #24 on the earnings lists effective April 1st. However, this will be a brief update because we don't believe we'll see Castaway in the Run for the Roses on May 5th. He's a Street Sense and Priceless Storm colt who required six races and five different jockeys to break his maiden. Despite a win in the Southwest G3 at Oaklawn Park, he was unable to handle the pace in the Sunland Derby and finished well out of the money at 7th.

They have not announced another prep race for Castaway and, with Bob Baffert's recent heart attack, there has been some question as to whether or not he'll be able to continue training at the level he's accustomed to operating. He's still one of the top trainers in the game today, but we don't think this is the Baffert horse that will stand in the Winner's Circle in Kentucky.

Click here to preview yesterday's breakdown of #25 on the earnings list, I'll Have Another.

Check back tomorrow when we preview #23 on our list, Trinniberg.

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