Road to Kentucky Derby 2023: Standings after 27 points preps

Road to Kentucky Derby 2023: Standings after 27 points preps
Photo: Sue Kawczynski / Eclipse Sportswire

Tapit Trice went from last to first in the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday, and he went from zero to 50 in the standings of Kentucky Derby 2023 qualifying points. 

The 50 points he earned from the win put him at No. 6 on the leaderboard for trainer Todd Pletcher. The Hall of Fame conditioner also has the No. 1 colt, Forte, who has 90 points.

Click here for HRN rankings of Kentucky Derby 2023 contenders.

Classic Car Wash moved to No. 10 with his second-place finish for Mark Casse. 

Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Practical Move remains in the second spot, with 60 points, followed by Rebel (G2) winner Confidence Game, with 57 points, and Risen Star (G2) winner Angel of Empire and Gotham (G3) upset winner Raise Cain, both with 54 points.

No Kentucky Derby points races are scheduled for this weekend, but the competition heats up March 25 with the first races that offer 100 points to the winner, the Louisiana Derby (G2) and the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3). The next day, the Sunland Park Derby (G3) has 50 points available for the winner.

RankHorsePointsTrainerEarnings *
  1Forte90Todd Pletcher$1,783,730
  2Practical Move60Tim Yakteen$372,000
  3Confidence Game57Keith Desormeaux$610,480
  4Angel of Empire54Brad Cox$287,000
  5Raise Cain54Ben Colebrook$204,750
  6Tapit Trice50Todd Pletcher$210,000
  7Rocket Can40Bill Mott$227,150
  8Red Route One33Steve Asmussen$398,375
  9Instant Coffee32Brad Cox$385,065
10Classic Car Wash26Mark Casse$100,000
11Sun Thunder24Kenny McPeek$115,250
12General Banker24James Ferraro$84,000
13Two Phil's23Larry Rivelli$235,850
14Congruent20Antonio Sano$211,585
15Hit Show20Brad Cox$137,500
16Litigate20Todd Pletcher$120,000
17Geaux Rocket Ride20Richard Mandella$80,000
18Slip Mahoney20Brad Cox$60,000
19Classic Legacy19Bill Mott$45,000
20Curly Jack17Tom Amoss$348,120
21Blazing Sevens16Chad Brown$411,000
22Arctic Arrogance16Linda Rice$130,000
23Reincarnate15Tim Yakteen$149,500
24Jace's Road15Brad Cox$100,350
25Skinner15John Shirreffs$84,500
26Cyclone Mischief15Dale Romans$44,525
27Verifying14Brad Cox$184,750
28Shadow Dragon13Bill Mott$60,020
29Victory Formation10Brad Cox$152,750
30Dubyhnell10Danny Gargan$137,500
31Lugan Knight10Michael McCarthy$82,500
 x-Chase the Chaos10Ed Moger Jr.$81,000
32Hejazi10Tim Yakteen$60,000
33Mage10Gustavo Delgado$19,200
34Eyeing Clover10Brad Cox$18,000
35Prairie Hawk10Saffie Joseph Jr.$17,500
36Tapit's Conquest10Brad Cox$16,000
37Scoobie Quando  8Ben Colebrook$105,200
38Denington  8Kenny McPeek$43,110
 x-Groveland  8Eoin Harty$40,000
 x-Bromley  8Paulo Lobo$18,300
39Hayes Strike  7Kenny McPeek$95,750
40Andiamo a Firenze  7Kelly Breen$72,000
41Frosted Departure  6Kenny McPeek$207,112
42West Coast Cowboy  6Saffie Joseph Jr.$24,250
43Fort Bragg  5Tim Yakteen$32,000
44Lord Miles  5Saffie Joseph Jr.$27,100
45Bourbon Bash  5D. Wayne Lukas$15,000
46Clear the Air  5Will Walden$12,000
47Single Ruler  5Keith Desormeaux$8,000
48Legacy Isle  4Rohan Crichton$40,325
49Moon Landing  4Kevin Attard$4,650
50Gulfport  3Steve Asmussen$267,070
 x-Echo Again  3Steve Asmussen$46,625
51Determinedly  3Mark Casse$20,500
 x-Harcyn  3Steve Sherman$12,000
 x-Zydeceaux  2Ramon Minguet$111,000
 x-Passarando  2Steven Specht$64,450
 x-Prove Right  2James Chapman$37,375
52Western Ghent  2D. Wayne Lukas$35,110
 x-Gunflash  2Karl Broberg$24,000
53Il Miracolo  2Antonio Sano$16,535
54Tall Boy  2Leandro Mora$12,000
55Neural Network  2Chad Brown$9,000
56Miranda Rights  2Mark Casse$4,290
 x-Andthewinnneris  1Wayne Catalano$248,363
 x-Man Child  1Ryan Hanson$30,000
57Champions Dream  1Danny Gargan$20,000
 * Non-restricted stakes   
 x-Not an early Triple Crown nominee  

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