04/27/2016 11:20AM

Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for April 27

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Tom Keyser
A minority interest has been sold in Destin, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby.

WHO’S HOT

There were no changes to the Derby Watch top 20 from last week to this week, not in terms of the lineup or the future line set by Mike Watchmaker, Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper, who has Nyquist as the 7-2 favorite 10 days out from the May 7 Kentucky Derby. Nyquist is scheduled for his final pre-Derby workout on Friday at Keeneland. A minority ownership stake in Destin, the winner of the Tampa Bay Derby, was acquired on Tuesday by the Eclipse Thoroughbreds partnership.

:: DERBY WATCH: Top 20 list | DERBY WATCH: Points system having desired impact

WHO’S NOT

Not who, but what – the weather, that’s what’s not hot. According to The Weather Channel, there is a 90 percent chance of rain in Louisville on Saturday and a 100 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms on Sunday, so those with works scheduled for the weekend may be impacted. At least four Derby horses, including Mohaymen, are scheduled for works on Friday morning at Churchill Downs, and perhaps a few who were slotted for Saturday – such as Destin – will now get moved to Friday, too.

:: ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY: Prep races, point standings, replays

ON THE BUBBLE

The connections of Fellowship, Adventist, Laoban, and Dazzling Gem – ranked 21st through 24th on the points list – are still hoping to draw in. Entry day is next Wednesday, May 4, and at that time, the top 20 draw posts for the 20 stalls. However, up to four also-eligibles are allowed at entry time, so those horses could still be entered and draw in from the also-eligible list before scratch time at 9 a.m. Eastern on May 6.

 

kentucky_fan11 More than 1 year ago
Trojan Nation is bred to do it and will win.  If you are not thinking of him, Fred, perhaps you should!
Fred Colon More than 1 year ago
I recently saw one which will be among the top six finishers who I know will be very dangerous.  He's among the field of twenty but not among the top 10 and he isn't even given a look.  But you guys are the professional handicappers.  So you find him!
Thomas Georgetown More than 1 year ago
:-) Why not just say you recently saw the winner but let the others who are the professional handicappers find him? Nothing really to lose.
Exacta Race More than 1 year ago
Suddenbreakingnews,  WILL BE THE BIGGEST BREAKING NEWS ON SUNDAY MORNING AFTER THE DERBY.
This horse is cheap has no major credentials as the top 10, BUT GUARANTEED HE WILL HIT THE BOARD AT DECENT ODDS AND MAY EVEN WIN THIS THING.   YOU HAVE TO GO BEYOND THE OBVIOUS SOMETIMES,   Wasn't there a horse named SUNDAY SILENCE one time,,      HMMM wonder what he did as a 3 years old.?  
Suddenbreakingnews , I THIS YEARS BIGGEST SECRET. Watch and learn, He has all the makings of a horse who will peak on the first Saturday in MAY, JUNE, JULY and NOVEMBER!.  
LETS TRACE OUT HIS PEDIGREE,  
MINESHAFT,    MILLIONAIRE  : WENT A 1 1/4 NO PROBLEM
AFLEET ALEX MILLIONAIRE  : WON PREAKNESS, BELMONT 
AP INDY, BELMONT WINNER  MILLIONAIRE  WON THE BELMONT 1 1/2
SEATTLE SLEW :  WENT TO HEAVEN IN A TRIPLE CROWN COFFIN!

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Richard Kennedy More than 1 year ago
SBN's closing kick can't be underestimated.
Frank Boyle More than 1 year ago
Sunday Silence won the Santa Anita Derby with a huge Breyer. Horrible comparison.
Dante Simeone More than 1 year ago
of all the other horses that beat him, look at the plus weight he was carrying.
You can be so right. this horse will be great odds to bet good money.
David Voyles More than 1 year ago
Brody's Cause will win the derby.
Leonard Garcia More than 1 year ago
how come no oaks information

Michael Pierre More than 1 year ago
Mo money Mo money MO money. Mohaymen, MO Tom, and Mor Spirit. Not in that exact order. But box.
Joe More than 1 year ago
Throw out exagggy, nyquist, and the rest of the donkeys
Joe More than 1 year ago
Box 5 in your tri, n super...mohaymen, creator, gun runner, mo tom destin..lock of the century
Rogue_Leo More than 1 year ago
BEST MUDDER IN THE RACE IS EXAGGERATOR! TAKE THAT TO THE BANK! YOURE WELCOME
Joe Trezza More than 1 year ago

Exaggerator ran as fast as the maidens in the first race on Santa Anita derby day


Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thanks Captain Obvious
Andrew Connie More than 1 year ago
#1 Trojan Nation
#2 Oscar Nominted
#3 Tom's Ready 
#4 Mo Tom 
#5 Lani 
Fred Colon More than 1 year ago
That's a big one.  If you hit it you can retire!
Fred Colon More than 1 year ago
Not likely, but if you hit it you should be able to retire comfortably on that return.
Richard Kennedy More than 1 year ago
TROJAN NATION, 2nd in the "WOOD MEMORIAL," is a live Longshot.