I am getting an early start in my first in a series of blogs devoted
to 2011 Kentucky Derby hopefuls. There will be many twists and turns in
the coming weeks and months, and the majority of horses on this initial
list will almost certainly fall by the wayside.
For my 2010 Derby list, I posted my Top 10 contenders along with
five honorable mentions. I will mix it up a bit this time around. In
addition to my normal Top 10 I will include the top five fillies.
My list below is based on a combination of promise shown and
distance breeding. Boys At Tosconova and J P’s Gusto are the early
bloomers but neither has a strong route pedigree. They will both be
part of my list but will not occupy the top three spots...