Road to Kentucky Derby 2023: Standings after 14 points preps

Road to Kentucky Derby 2023: Standings after 14 points preps
Photo: Carson Dennis / Eclipse Sportswire

The Kentucky Derby 2023 leaderboard has a new No. 2 after Instant Coffee's win in the Grade 3 Lecomte on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Picking up 20 points for the win, the Brad Cox trainee now has 38, second only to Forte's 40.

Two Phil's made his first appearance in the standings after earnings 8 points for his second-place finish in the Lecomte. Confidence Game, who came in third, got 6 points and moved to 14th from last place. Denington gained 4 points for his fourth-place finish and now has 8, putting him in 12th place. And fifth-place finisher Bromely picked up 2 points, joining the leaderboard at No. 33.

The next Derby points prep is the Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn on Saturday. The following weekend brings three points preps, the Withers (G3) at Aqueduct, the Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream and the Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita. All offer 20-8-6-4-2 points to the winner.

Bob Baffert's Arabian Knight is considered possible for the Robert B. Lewis, but his runners are ineligible for Derby points because of his suspension from Churchill Downs.

  Horse Points Trainer Earnings *
  1. Forte40Todd Pletcher$1,545,650
  2. Instant Coffee32Brad Cox   $385,065
  3. Curly Jack17Tom Amoss   $348,120
  4. Blazing Sevens16Chad Brown   $411,000
  5. Jace's Road13Brad Cox     $89,100
  6. Victory Formation10Brad Cox   $152,750
  7. Dubyhnell10Danny Gargan   $137,500
  8. Practical Move10Tim Yakteen   $132,000
  9. Lugan Knight10Michael McCarthy     $82,500
10. Two Phil's  8Larry Rivelli   $195,850
11. Arctic Arrogance  8Linda Rice     $80,000
12. Denington  8Kenny McPeek     $43,110
13. Hayes Strike  7Kenny McPeek     $95,750
14. Confidence Game  7Keith Desormeaux     $28,730
15. Red Route One  5Steve Asmussen     $78,375
16. Loggins  4Brad Cox   $106,500
17. Verifying  4Brad Cox   $140,000
18. Honed  4Kenny McPeek     $65,700
19. Angel of Empire  4Brad Cox     $47,000
20. Raise Cain  4Ben Colebrook     $39,750
21. Gulfport  3Steve Asmussen   $267,070
22. Tuskegee Airmen  3John Servis     $90,000
23. Andiamo a Firenze  3Kelly Breen     $57,000
24. Echo Again  3Steve Asmussen     $46,625
25. Determinedly  3Mark Casse     $20,500
26. General Banker  3James Feraro     $18,000
27. Packs A Wahlop  2Jeff Mullins   $196,000
28. Western Ghent  2D. Wayne Lukas     $35,110
29. Gunflash  2Karl Broberg     $24,000
30. Quick to Accuse  2Horacio De Paz     $15,000
31. Tall Boy  2Leandro Mora     $12,000
32. Neural Network  2Chad Brown       $9,000
33. Bromley  2Paulo Lobo       $4,000
34. Andthewinnneris  1Wayne Catalano   $248,363
35. Campfire Creed  1Danny Pish     $77,000
36. How Did He Do That  1Steve Asmussen     $50,400
37. Midnight Trouble  1Peter Walder     $35,000
38. Man Child  1Ryan Hanson     $30,000
39. Champions Dream  1Danny Gargan     $20,000

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