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Kentucky Derby 2010 Contenders, Horses, Morning Line


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  Grade I winners Trainer/Next Start HRN Outlook
Giant's Causeway
Todd Pletcher
May 1 Kentucky Derby
The probable Derby favorite was scratched from Derby consideration the morning of April 25 due to a leg injury. 
Lookin At Lucky
Smart Strike
Bob Baffert
May 1 Kentucky Derby
The new Derby favorite looked great working five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 on Monday morning at Churchill Downs.  
Ice Box
Nick Zito
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Closed like an express train to win the Florida Derby by a nose. Could be helped by another fast pace in the Derby.
Sidney's Candy
Candy Ride
John Sadler
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Looks like the second choice in the race without Eskendereya out.  First time on dirt - that's a big question to ask at his low odds.  
Line Of David
Lion Heart
John Sadler
May 1 Kentucky Derby
A 17-1 upset winner of the Arkansas Derby now faces a much tougher task in Louisville.
Afleet Alex
D. Wayne Lukas
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Not working that great over the track at Churchill Downs. 
Noble's Promise
Ken McPeek
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Still only 60-40 for the Derby as he came out of his 5th place Arkansas Derby finish with a lung infection, plus cuts and bruises.  Honestly have no idea why they are pushing this horse to make the Derby.  He is talented at shorter distances, but has no shot in here.  
Stately Victor
Mike Maker
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Shocking 40-1 shot winner of the G1 Blue Grass is in the Derby field, but it's hard to know what to make of him.
Roman Ruler
Richard Dutrow Jr.
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Not sure why this horse is in the Derby?  He has shown some flashes of brilliance, but no obvious reasons why he should be a contender. 
Devil May Care
Malibu Moon
Todd Pletcher
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Now going in the Derby.  Ran a nice race taking the G2 Bonnie Miss in her last, although that race set up for her a bit.  
  Grade 2 winners

Super Saver
Maria's Mon
Todd Pletcher
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Ran a game 2nd in the Arkansas Derby when he just couldn't catch Line of David.  He's coming up to his third start of the year and could be ready to run a big one, but all the speed does not help his chances. 
Dean's Kitten
Kitten's Joy
Mike Maker
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Won the G2 Lane's End over polytrack. Ran only once on dirt, on a good track, finished 5th by 33 lengths behind Eskendereya last fall.
Mission Impazible
Unbridled's Song
Todd Pletcher
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Won the G2 Louisiana Derby with a good rail trip and nice close.
Smarty Jones
Tom Amoss
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Ran a distant third, by 14 lengths to American Lion in the IL Derby. Really has no reason to be in the Derby other than Derby fever.
Discreetly Mine
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Another horse that will be compromised by all the front runners.  But more than that, he simply does not belong in here.   Won the Risen Star under a dream scenario.
  Grade 3 winners

Awesome Act
Awesome Again
Jeremy Noseda
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Noseda said, "I am happy with Awesome Act and we are now moving forward with our plan to send him to the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on March 6."
Indian Charlie
Bob Baffert
May 1 Kentucky Derby
A very fast horse that could end up setting the pace.  And, setting it up for his stablemate - Lookin at Lucky.  
American Lion
Eoin Harty
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Finally got a win in 2010 when he made the lead on the paceless IL Derby.  Proven he can run on dirt, but can he run without the lead?
Roman Ruler
Todd Pletcher
Declared out of the Derby. 
Broken Vow
Todd Pletcher
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Still possible for the Derby, but looking more and more unlikely. Ran a disappointing fourth in the wacky Blue Grass, but finished second to Sidney's Candy in the G2 San Felipe prior to that. 
Distorted Humor
Shannon Ritter
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Ran a big race tracking Conveyance in the Sunland Derby but otherwise has never done much to distinguish himself.
Paddy O'Prado
El Prado
Dale L Romans
May 1 Kentucky Derby
Former turf horse ran 2nd in the Blue Grass and now he's a Derby contender? He's only raced on dirt once, albeit in the slop, and ran 7th.
  Stakes winners

Jackson Bend
Alexis Barba
May 1 Kentucky Derby 
Only one win and it was on turf, not sure why they are so anxious to get this one into the race.
Make Music For Me
Hear No Evil
Nick Zito
May 1 Kentucky Derby 
Ran 2nd to Eskendereya twice, so with the favorite out, trainer Nick Zito is dying to get this guy in the race.
  Would like to run

Pleasantly Perfect
Richard Mandella
May 1 Kentucky Derby 
Very scary horse for many that closed like a bullet for second in the Santa Anita Derby, long after Sidney's Candy had run off with the race. But a mile and a quarter might be up his alley.
Cat Dreams
Mike Machowsky
 Preakness next?
Would have liked to run in the Derby, but not enough earnings to get in.  Tough beat for a horse that was 5 for 5, then runs 3rd in a Grade 2 and 4th in a Grade 1.