Road to Kentucky Derby 2023: Standings after 15 points preps

Road to Kentucky Derby 2023: Standings after 15 points preps
Photo: Sue Kawczynski / Eclipse Sportswire

Five horses were added to the Kentucky Derby 2023 leaderboard after Saturday's Grade 3 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park.

The winner, Rocket Can, picked up 20 points and joined the leaderboard at No. 3. The second- through fifth-place finishers picked up 8-6-4-2 points, respectively. They are, in order, Shadow Dragon, West Coast Cowboy, Legacy Isle and Il Miracolo.

None of the horses had earned qualifying points before Saturday's race.

Another points prep on Saturday was the Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita, where all four entrants were trained by Bob Baffert. Because of his suspension by Churchill Downs Inc., horses he trains are ineligible for Derby qualifying points. Unless Baffert wins his legal effort to have that suspension overturned, his must be transferred to other trainers by Feb. 28 to be eligible for Derby points.

The Withers (G3), another points prep, was scheduled for Saturday at Aqueduct but was canceled because of winter weather. That race now will be held this coming Saturday.

Other points races on Saturday are the Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

Here is the complete, updated Kentucky Derby leaderboard.

  Horse Points  Trainer  Earnings *
  1. Forte40Todd Pletcher$1,545,650
  2. Instant Coffee32Brad Cox   $385,065
  3. Rocket Can20Bill Mott   $150,350
  4. Curly Jack17Tom Amoss   $348,120
  5. Blazing Sevens16Chad Brown   $411,000
  6. Jace's Road15Brad Cox   $100,350
  7. Red Route One13Steve Asmussen   $219,375
  8. Victory Formation10Brad Cox   $152,750
  9. Dubyhnell10Danny Gargan   $137,500
10. Practical Move10Tim Yakteen   $132,000
11. Lugan Knight10Michael McCarthy   $82,500
12. Two Phil's  8Larry Rivelli   $195,850
13. Arctic Arrogance  8Linda Rice     $80,000
14. Shadow Dragon  8Bill Mott     $48,500
15. Denington  8Kenny McPeek     $43,110
16. Hayes Strike  7Kenny McPeek     $95,750
17. Confidence Game  7Keith Desormeaux     $28,730
18. Frosted Departure  6Kenny McPeek   $207,112
19. West Coast Cowboy  6Saffie Joseph Jr.     $24,250
20. Verifying  4Brad Cox   $140,000
21. Loggins  4Brad Cox   $106,500
22. Honed  4Kenny McPeek     $65,700
23. Angel of Empire  4Brad Cox     $47,000
24. Legacy Isle  4Rohan Crichton     $40,325
25. Raise Cain  4Ben Colebrook     $39,750
26. Sun Thunder  4Kenny McPeek     $35,250
27. Gulfport  3Steve Asmussen   $267,070
28. Tuskegee Airmen  3John Servis     $90,000
29. Andiamo a Firenze  3Kelly Breen     $57,000
30. Echo Again  3Steve Asmussen     $46,625
31. Determinedly  3Mark Casse     $20,500
32. General Banker  3James Feraro     $18,000
33. Packs A Wahlop  2Jeff Mullins   $196,000
34. Western Ghent  2D. Wayne Lukas     $35,110
35. Gunflash  2Karl Broberg     $24,000
36. Quick to Accuse  2Horacio De Paz     $15,000
37. Il Miracolo  2Antonio Sano     $12,535
38. Tall Boy  2Leandro Mora     $12,000
39. Neural Network  2Chad Brown       $9,000
40. Bromley  2Paulo Lobo       $4,000
41. Andthewinnneris  1Wayne Catalano   $248,363
42. Campfire Creed  1Danny Pish     $77,000
43. How Did He Do That  1Steve Asmussen     $50,400
44. Midnight Trouble  1Peter Walder     $35,000
45. Man Child  1Ryan Hanson     $30,000
46. Champions Dream  1Danny Gargan     $20,000
* Non-restricted stakes  

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