Free Kentucky Derby contender PPs now available

Free Kentucky Derby contender PPs now available
Photo: Courtesy Churchill Downs

The May 1 Kentucky Derby is now less than two weeks away and the field is taking shape, as several qualifying colts have opted to skip the race, while others have moved up to take their places in the field.

The current favorite for the race is Essential Quality, running for trainer Brad Cox. He comes into the race with a 5-for-5 record, including a win in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) on April 3 at Keeneland.

The Tapit colt will face a field that will include several Grade 1 winners, among them Rock Your World, trained by John Sadler, who crossed the wire first in the April 3 Santa Anita Derby ahead of second-place Medina Spirit, also in the Run for the Roses.

Hot Rod Charlie, winner of the Louisiana Derby (G2) for trainer Doug O’Neill, also will likely be in the Derby, as will second and third place finishers Midnight Bourbon and O Besos.

Wood Memorial (G2) winner Bourbonic will be in the field for Pletcher, likely as a major long shot, and likewise for Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) winner Like the King, running for trainer Wesley Ward.

Free past performances are now available for Kentucky Derby contenders, courtesy of our friends at Brisnet. For more free data, check out our past performances page now.

2021 Kentucky Derby (G1)

*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Essential Quality
Tapit
8.55
B. Cox
1st, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Probable
 Rock Your World
Candy Ride
8.31
J. Sadler
1st, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Hot Rod Charlie
Oxbow
8.18
D. O'Neill
1st, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Probable
 Known Agenda
Curlin
8.09
T. Pletcher
1st, 2021 Florida Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Medina Spirit
Protonico
8.01
B. Baffert
2nd, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Super Stock
Dialed In
7.61
S. Asmussen
1st, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Midnight Bourbon
Tiznow
7.52
S. Asmussen
2nd, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Probable
 Highly Motivated
Into Mischief
7.46
C. Brown
2nd, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Probable
 Soup and Sandwich
Into Mischief
7.36
M. Casse
2nd, 2021 Florida Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Helium
Ironicus
7.28
M. Casse
1st, 2021 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) 
Probable
 Caddo River
Hard Spun
7.22
B. Cox
2nd, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Like the King
Palace Malice
7.13
W. Ward
1st, 2021 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) 
Probable
 Dream Shake
Twirling Candy
7.06
P. Eurton
3rd, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
Possible
 Mandaloun
Into Mischief
6.75
B. Cox
6th, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Probable
 Sainthood
Mshawish
6.62
T. Pletcher
2nd, 2021 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) 
Probable
 Bourbonic
Bernardini
6.61
T. Pletcher
1st, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2) 
Probable
 Hidden Stash
Constitution
6.36
V. Oliver
4th, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Probable
 O Besos
Orb
6.35
G. Foley
3rd, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Probable
 Dynamic One
Union Rags
6.21
T. Pletcher
2nd, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2) 
Probable
 Keepmeinmind
Laoban
6.12
R. Diodoro
5th, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Possible
 Get Her Number
Dialed In
6.05
P. Miller
4th, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Probable
 King Fury
Curlin
5.95
K. McPeek
1st, 2021 Lexington (G3) 
Probable
 Starrininmydreams
Super Saver
5.78
D. Stewart
3rd, 2021 Lexington (G3) 
Possible

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