The BLUEGRASS DERBY WATCH 2018            
ION MY WAY DI 1.00         G1 -2018 Equinics - Derby Lock Prep lost ground late in the G1 Equinics Derby Lock, may have needed a start in his 3yo debut; may have been to far in distance, and then he might  
VAR x MIDNIGHT LUTE x INDIAN CHARLIE CD 0.00 268 25-1 97 deeprock 7th - 97 be just another victim of the Eclipse curse
OTTO OVER EASY DI 2.58         G1 -2018 Equinics - Derby Lock Prep G1 Equinics Derby Lock winner gets the first gauranteed spot in the Bluegrass Derby, now has the luxury to choose his own path in the prep races
MINESHAFT x STORM CAT x KINGMAMBO CD .74 208 5-1 104 kaner 1st - 104 leading upto the Derby
BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT DI 3.67         G2 - Sleepy Fan Stakes suffered his first finish off the boards in eight career stats in the Sleepy Fan; connections hoping it was just a bounce off his spectacular run
CONGRATS x ROCKY BAR x MR. PROSPECTOR CD .96 201 20-1 102 gerque 6th - 100 In the Movieland and not a down cycle that is so common to horses that finish ITM in the Movieland 
TURBULENCE T. DI 3.44         ALW NW2s the Unlce Mo colt just keeps getting better and better with each start and his 2nd place finish in Equinics is just another hurdle he passed
HENNY HUGHES x GONE WEST x BLUSHING GROOM CD .85 185 40-1 96 kingranch 1st - 91 in Virginia at 9 furlongs against lesser rivals
MINIMAL SIN DI 7.00         G1 Breeders' Bowl Juvenile makes his long awaited 3yo debut on March 31 in Dubai in the G1 Sand Castle Derby -- Derby Lock Prep, came up empty in his only start after
SINISTER MINISTER x INDIAN RIDGE x COZZENE CD .81 166 40-1 92 morrighan 9th - 90 a three month layoff as a 2yo and might need a start to be at his best
THROUGH THE WOODS DI 5.00         G1 - VERMONT IS 4 LOVERS winner of theG1 Vermont vaulted to the top ten list of Derby contenders with an eye-catching victory recording a 106 speed figure; it is hard
FORESTRY x AFLEET x ARCH CD .94 154 10-1 106 tarton1 1st - 106 to find fault in a 3yo that boasts the top Beyer figure on this list, but only one horse has ever won the Derby with a Dosage higher than 4.00
INDEPENDENT UNION DI 2.47         G-3 Risen Star Stakes turned in a solid effort in the Risen Star with the G1 All Saints Derby -- Derby Lock Prep next on his list; 16 of the 18 Derby winners have won
UNION RAGS x A.P. INDY x WAR FRONT CD .58 148 12-1 100 snowchief 2nd - 99 a race of 9 furlongs or longer and it is likely this 3yo (yet to race beyond 8.5F) will miss that criteria entering the Derby
STORMY MO DI 5.67         G1 -2018 Equinics - Derby Lock Prep the Unlce Mo colt just keeps getting better and better with each start and his 2nd place finish in Equinics is just another hurdle he passed
UNCLE MO x UNBRIDLED'S SONG x STORM CAT CD .90 137 10-1 102 punter34 2nd - 101 on his way to the Derby; peaking at the right withsomething left in the tank
SHADY RIDE DI 2.33         G-3 Risen Star Stakes have to love the way he is being handled and is pointed for the G2 Felipe Alou Stakes on March11, will be the horse to catch in the Derby, 
CANDY RIDE x A.P. INDY x DEPUTY MINISTER CD .55 102 10-1 102 knightmare 1st - 101 but another that I would like to see a 9 furlong race under his belt
DIAMOND MURPHY (G) DI 1.76         ALW NW4L pointed to the Captain Jim Dirt Special on Sunday and the unlikliest of the top 20 to crack the Derry field, but perhaps MR. SHAKEDOWN
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY x DANZIG x SEATTLE SLEW CD .43 101 100-1 98 lenny271 2nd - 98 is the lenny trained horse to keep an eye on
SPECTRAL SPOOK DI 2.38         G2 Fountain Of Ute all out winner in the G2 Fountain Of Ute gets high marks for his 9 furlong victory and hopes to continue his climb up the ranks in the
GHOSTZAPPER x DISTORTED HUMOR x GIANT'S CAUSEWAY CD .59 101 5-1 102 padrebri 1st - 102 G1 Florida Derby on March 31, may fall victim to a bounce as he has done off previous winning efforts, but remians major player for Derby
RYAN'S SPEAKER DI 3.73         G1 - Equinics Sprint top three year old sprinter around? I don't think there is any question about that...Is he interested in the Derby? It sure doesn't appear that way,
MR SPEAKER x STORM CAT x ROYAL SKI CD .77 94 100-1 102 rbokie24 1st - 102 however it wouldn't take much to gain enough Derby points to give it a try, but time is running out
CRACKERJACK RIDE DI 3.80         G1 - VERMONT IS 4 LOVERS the FL bred turned in a gutty performance to run a career best in the G1 - VERMONT IS 4 LOVERS and hopes to continue that success in the 
RIDE ON CURLIN x STORMY ATLANTIC x UNBRIDLED'S SONG CD .83 92 15-1 104 tfon 2nd - 104 G2 The Land's End on March 18; consistency is a factor for this 3yo and a top 3 finish could mark him as a serious Derby contender
SHOULDERSOFGIANTS DI 1.96         G1 -2018 Equinics - Derby Lock Prep no doubt the pye-master was hoping for better things on Equinics Saturday from this colt and TIP TAP TAPPING, but a pair of 4th place finishes
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY x UNBRIDLED'S SONG x A.P. INDY CD .48 88 15-1 100 tyedye 4th - 100 does not discourage these connections with the All Saints Derby Lock on tap for SHOULDEROFGIANTS and room for both horses to progress
ZOMBIE SCENE DI 3.00         G1 -2018 Equinics - Derby Lock Prep turned in a stellar performance when 3rd in the G1 -2018 Equinics - Derby Lock Prep, his first start in his 3yo campaign, with two solid
MSHAWISH x A.P. INDY x FORTY NINER CD .73 86 8-1 101 foxon 3rd - 101 9 furlong efforts under his belt, expect a huge effort in the G1 California Derby -- Derby Lock Prep on April to watch
DARK SPECTER DI 1.32         48700|NW2L winless since July, and yet to make a start as a 3yo, the KY bred has fallen off the radar in the Derby chase, connections have gone silent with no    
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY x BERNARDINI x KINGMAMBO CD .25 82 75-1 96 tisjuliet 2nd - 95 races on the horizon for this colt or any other horse in their barns
UNSUBTLE DI 2.23         G2 - Sleepy Fan hard fought victory in the Sleep Fan brings a lot of attention to this Medaglia D'oro colt especially with an easy score recorded at 9 panels
MEDAGLIA D'ORO x GIANT'S CAUSEWAY x FORTY NINER CD .63 70 8-1 103 nepenthe 1st - 104 in an Alw affair in his previous start; keep an eye on this one, he's moving up the ladder and he's doing at the right time
TITANOM DI 1.56         Danzig With Sal Dirt Route he's been cruising through lesser company and will have much to prove in his upcoming start in the G1 All Saints Derby -- Derby Lock Prep
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY x REDOUTE'S CHOICE x SEATTLE SLEW CD .38 70 50-1 103 tees 1st - 103 on March 24; top connections should have this one ready to avenge a disappointing effort in the Breeders Bowl in November
SMOOTH STRIDE DI 3.00         G1 - VERMONT IS 4 LOVERS despite a career best effort in the G1 - VERMONT IS 4 LOVERS in his last start, the Tiznow colt has been kept out of the winner's circle since
TIZNOW x SMART STRIKE x A.P. INDY CD .77 69 50-1 102 redhill 4th - 102 his allowance win in August; while eligible to improve off his last start, he is on the bubble and his Derby chances are fading
MUSICFOR THEFALLEN DI 2.05         G3 Scam connections expressed concerns about the distance in his G3 Scam start, and the 3yo Macleans Music colt confirmed those concerns; he should
MACLEAN'S MUSIC x AWESOME AGAIN x SADLER'S WELLS CD.50 68 50-1 99 pointblank 10th - 95 be at his best in the 8.5 furlong Felipe Alou Stakes on March 11 to keep Derby Life alive, or will he be another victim of the Movieland curse
LAST ONE BARBARA at his best in the 8.5 furlong Felipe Alou Stakes on March 11 to keep his Derby life alive, or Does the Movieland curse strike again
TAP TAP TAPPING DI 3.00         G2 - Fountain Of Ute  
TAPIT x STREET CRY x STORM CAT CD .68 59 6-1 102 tyedye 4th - 99  
GREYWOLFS HONOR DI 3.00         Alw NW3L  
HONOR CODE x GRAND SLAM x DIXIELAND BAND CD .73 49 75-1 100 graywolf 1st - 100  
THE CHECKERED DI 3.00         G-3 Giant Slayer Classic  
BRADESTER x HARD SPUN x A.P. INDY CD .63 49   102 atthewire 1st - 102  
OH KAY FLASH DI 2.20         G-3 Good Cow  
NOTIONAL x ZENSATIONAL x SUMMER SQUALL CD .50 47   101 jms7777 1st - 101  
KNOWNOTWHATITMEANS DI 3.20         Allowance 22500  
AWESOME AGAIN x MR. PROSPECTOR x DYNAFORMER CD .81 38 50-1 96 tenpoint 2nd - 79  
OTTO BACKSPACER DI 3.00         G3 The Legoland  
AMERICAN PHAROAH x MEDAGLIA D'ORO x FORTY NINER CD .83 38 12-1 100 kaner 12th - 92