Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 22: #9 Itsaknockout

Contributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/22/15 8:00 AM
Itsaknockout (Photo by Coglianese Photography) Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Racing Silks
Jockey: Luis Saez*
Owner: Starlight Racing
Breeder: Brookfield Stud
Earnings: $288,560*
Points: 60*
Next Race: Kentucky Derby
* Current as of April 1, 2015

Itsaknockout is a Todd Pletcher trained colt who won his first three races, including a victory in the G2 Fountain of Youth. He finished 4th in the G1 Florida Derby, but has a enough points to make a Run for the Roses. Itsaknockout is currently working out in Florida with G1 Hopeful Stakes winner Competitive Edge in preparation for the Derby.

"It was a good, progressive breeze," Pletcher said of the workout. "They picked it up as they went along and they galloped out well. I was happy with it."

His finish in the Florida Derby was disappointing, especially as a 2-1 early line favorite. However, he could be a sleeper in the Derby and will make his way into some of our exotics.

Click here to preview yesterday's breakdown of #10 on the Kentucky Derby contenders list, Firing Line.

Check back tomorrow when we preview #8 on our list, American Pharoah.

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