Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 29: #2 Mubtaahij

Contributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/29/15 8:00 AM
Mubtaahij (Photo by AP) Trainer: Michael de Kock Sheikh Mohd al Maktoum Silks
Jockey: Christophe Soumillon*
Owner: Sheikh Mohd al Maktoum
Breeder: Dunmore Stud Ltd.
Earnings: $1,400,000*
Points: 100*
Next Race: Kentucky Derby
* Current as of April 1, 2015

Mubtaahij is the Sheikh Mohd al Maktoum owned winner of the G2 UAE Derby. His 100 points guarantee him a post for the Kentucky Derby, a race he's currently prepping for at Arlington Park.

"We were very happy [...]. [He was] perky and bright eyed and appear to have suffered no ill effects from the long travel," assistant trainer Trevor Brown said.

Mubtaahij is a wild card in this race, having never raced against this group of contenders before. He's a great horse that earned his post, but it's hard to know what to expect, as previous UAE Derby winners haven't fared well in Kentucky. That said, there's a first for everything, and he's worth a look.

Click here to preview yesterday's breakdown of #3 on the Kentucky Derby contenders list, Materiality.

Check back tomorrow when we preview #1 on our list, International Star.

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