Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 22: #9 ItsaknockoutContributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/22/15 8:00 AM
|Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey: Luis Saez*|
|Owner: Starlight Racing|
|Breeder: Brookfield Stud|
|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.
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