Kentucky Derby 2021: See the latest field of 20 horses

Kentucky Derby 2021: See the latest field of 20 horses
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With the Kentucky Derby less than two weeks away, the likely field is coming more into focus.

Word came Saturday that two on the points leaderboard were pulled from contention: Concert Tour and Crowded Trade, both of whom will aim toward the Preakness on May 15.

Those moves allowed O Besos and Get Her Number to slide into the top 20 on the leaderboard.

Earlier in the week, the connections of Panadol and Rombauer also decided to bypass the Run for the Roses.

Trainer Greg Foley told Horse Racing Nation that if O Besos made the cut, he would enter the race. Foley had his first Derby contender last year in Major Fed, who finished 10th.

Trainer Brad Cox told HRN Sunday Morning that no decision has been made for Caddo River.

And Dream Shake, No. 18 on the leaderboard, is questionable for the Derby. Trainer Peter Eurton told HRN on Friday that a decision probably would be made in the middle of this week.

The first three outside the top 20 are King Fury, Hockey Dad and Keepmeinmind.

Here is how the top 20 are shaping up, with trainers and points totals:

1. Essential Quality (Brad Cox, 140 points)

2. Hot Rod Charlie (Doug O'Neill, 110)

3. Super Stock (Steve Asmussen, 109)

4. Like the King (Wesley Ward, 104)

5. Known Agenda (Todd Pletcher, 102)

6. Rock Your World (John Sadler, 100)

7. Bourbonic (Pletcher, 100)

8. Medina Spirit (Bob Baffert, 74)

9. Midnight Bourbon (Asmussen, 66)

10. Mandaloun (Cox, 52)

11. Caddo River – possible (Cox, 50)

12. Highly Motivated (Chad Brown, 50)

13. Helium (Mark Casse, 50)

14. Soup and Sandwich (Casse, 40)

15. Dynamic One (Pletcher, 40)

16. Sainthood (Pletcher, 40)

17. Hidden Stash (Victoria Oliver, 32)

18. Dream Shake – possible (Peter Eurton, 30)

19. O Besos (Greg Foley, 25)

20. Get Her Number (Peter Miller, 20)

21. King Fury (Kenny McPeek, 20)

22. Keepmeinmind (Robertino Diodoro, 18)

23. Starrininmydreams (TBA, Dallas Stewart, 4)

Out of the race are: Rebel’s Romance (June 5 Belmont Stakes); Greatest Honour (rest); Life Is Good (ankle chip); Weyburn (May 8 Peter Pan); Panadol; Crowded Trade (May 8 Peter Pan or May 15 Preakness); Proxy; Rombauer (May 15 Preakness); Drain the Clock (shorter distances); New Treasure; Hozier; Hockey Dad; Spielberg (rest); and Jackie’s Warrior (May 1 Pat Day Mile).

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
8.56
B. Cox
1st, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Probable
 Rock Your World
Candy Ride
8.33
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
8.04
B. Baffert
2nd, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Super Stock
Dialed In
7.74
S. Asmussen
1st, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Midnight Bourbon
Tiznow
7.51
S. Asmussen
2nd, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Probable
 Highly Motivated
Into Mischief
7.48
C. Brown
2nd, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Probable
 Soup and Sandwich
Into Mischief
7.40
M. Casse
2nd, 2021 Florida Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Like the King
Palace Malice
7.35
W. Ward
1st, 2021 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) 
Probable
 Caddo River
Hard Spun
7.31
B. Cox
2nd, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Possible
 Helium
Ironicus
7.27
M. Casse
1st, 2021 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) 
Probable
 Dream Shake
Twirling Candy
7.11
P. Eurton
3rd, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
Possible
 Bourbonic
Bernardini
6.84
T. Pletcher
1st, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2) 
Probable
 Mandaloun
Into Mischief
6.81
B. Cox
6th, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Probable
 Sainthood
Mshawish
6.65
T. Pletcher
2nd, 2021 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) 
Probable
 O Besos
Orb
6.60
G. Foley
3rd, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Probable
 Hidden Stash
Constitution
6.49
V. Oliver
4th, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Probable
 Dynamic One
Union Rags
6.46
T. Pletcher
2nd, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2) 
Probable
 Keepmeinmind
Laoban
6.19
R. Diodoro
5th, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Possible
 Get Her Number
Dialed In
6.12
P. Miller
4th, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Probable
 Starrininmydreams
Super Saver
5.94
D. Stewart
3rd, 2021 Lexington (G3) 
Possible
 King Fury
Curlin
5.86
K. McPeek
1st, 2021 Lexington (G3) 
Probable

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