Withers 1-2 finishers Samraat and Uncle Sigh pulled the same trick in the Gotham Stakes and the dynamic NY-bred duo are the best of the Big Apple Kentucky Derby 2014 hopefuls.
Samraat is now undefeated in five starts. Look for him to join Uncle Sigh and In Trouble
in the Wood Memorial. The winning Gotham BSF came back a rock solid 96
and the top three all have some quality to them but the Wood is dying to
be won by an off the pace shipper like Honor Code.
Noble Cornerstone followed up a Sam Davis flop with
another poor effort in the Gotham. He has not progressed from age 2 to 3
and drops off the bottom of the list.
Gala Award has emerged as an intriguing Derby
prospect for Todd Pletcher. He exits back-to-back turf route wins
including the G3 Palm Beach and could end up contesting the G1 Blue
Grass Stakes next. He owns fine tactical speed and his promising dirt
pedigree is featured below.