Sunday, February 24, 2013

Initial Derby Top 20 2-24-2013

Following the the Fountain of Youth and Risen Star Stakes it is time to unveil my Kentucky Derby Top 20. There have been plenty of twists and turns already, but with a shocking upset in yesterdays Risen Star and a heavy favorite going down in the Fountain of Youth, the Derby trail is in full swing. Here is my initial list.

Kentucky Derby Top 20
1. Verrazano- Very impressed with first two races, tries two turns in Tampa Bay Derby
2. Flashback- Yet to be tested, but based on Baffert's comments he is a freak
3. Orb- Loved his FOY win, he seems like a Derby horse, ran into wicked pace
4. It'smyluckyday- He has had two perfect trips but Holy Bull was good
5. Shanghai Bobby- He deserves a chance to rebound off last race, but needs a better run in Fla. Derby
6. Revolutionary- His win in the Withers was breathtaking, already battle tested
7. Super Ninety Nine- Tough to ignore his dominant win in Southwest, improved at two turns
8. Palice Malice- Impressed me the most in Risen Star, first start at two turns, he should improve
9. Goldencents- He has not done anything wrong, deserves to be in top 10
10. Overanalyze- Forgotten Pletcher horse, needs to make an impression in Gotham
11. Normandy Invasion
12. Vyjack
13. Speak Logistics
14.  Dynamic Sky
15. Falling Sky
16. Shakin It Up
17. Oxbow
18. Sunbean
19. Cerro
20. Tiz the Truth