Road to the Kentucky Derby: Revised top 20 ... plus 9

Road to the Kentucky Derby: Revised top 20 ... plus 9
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Classic Causeway was restored to his place at No. 11 in Kentucky Derby 2022 qualifying Monday after trainer Brian Lynch changed his mind and said the two-time graded-stakes winner would take his place in the starting gate May 7.

That meant that Pioneer of Medina, third in the Louisiana Derby (G2), was bumped out of the top 20. He will not be in the Derby field unless a higher ranked horse drops out.

Trainer Chad Brown said he might not send Wood Memorial (G2) runner-up Early Voting into the Derby. He was expected to make a decision this week.

These were the revised Derby qualifying standings Monday afternoon, according to Churchill Downs:

1Epicenter164Steve Asmussen   $940,000
2Zandon114Chad Brown   $663,500
3White Abarrio112Saffie Joseph Jr.   $769,650
4Mo Donegal112Todd Pletcher   $561,500
5Tiz the Bomb110Kenny McPeek$1,012,610
6Cyberknife100Brad Cox   $752,000
7Crown Pride100Koichi Shintani   $671,544
8Taiba100Tim Yakteen   $450,000
9Simplification  74Antonio Sano   $482,150
10Smile Happy  70Kenny McPeek   $499,410
11Classic Causeway  66Brian Lynch   $466,100
12Tawny Port  60Brad Cox   $351,400
13Barber Road  58Johnny Ortiz   $589,700
14Un Ojo  54Ricky Courville   $661,250
15Early Voting  50Chad Brown   $277,500
16Messier  40Tim Yakteen   $390,000
17Zozos  40Brad Cox   $200,000
18Summer Is Tomorrow  40Bhupat Seemar   $200,000
19Charge It  40Todd Pletcher   $188,000
20Happy Jack  30Doug O'Neill   $142,000
21Pioneer of Medina  25Todd Pletcher   $116,000
22In Due Time  24Kelly Breen   $113,800
23Ethereal Road  22D. Wayne Lukas   $231,000
24Rich Strike  21Eric Reed     $74,500
25Rattle N Roll  20Kenny McPeek   $356,500
26Bye Bye Bobby  20Todd Fincher   $176,700
27Skippylongstocking  20Saffie Joseph Jr.     $86,350
28Major General  18Todd Pletcher   $251,525
29Golden Glider  15Mark Casse     $87,250
 *Non-restricted stakes  

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