05/07/2015 10:10AM

Jerardi: Beholder likely to get back to best Beyers in Vanity


Eight horses came out of the Kentucky Derby starting gate with triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures. Half of them finished 1-2-3-4. American Pharoah ran back to his Arkansas Derby with a winning 105 Beyer. Firing Line’s 104 was no surprise. Dortmund and Frosted went back a few points to 101 and 100. Materiality never had a chance after his early start. Bolo’s number regressed dramatically after his early traffic issues. Tencendur’s Wood Memorial 100 looked like a one-off, and it was. I have no idea why Upstart ran so poorly. That was the race’s biggest mystery.