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Breeders' Cup 2017

Uncle Sigh on Derby Points Bubble

Marcelo Arenas, assistant to trainer Gary Contessa, said that TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial fifth-place finisher Uncle Sigh came out of the race in good shape and could head to Kentucky to wait and see if he gets into the Derby on points. With the top 20 guaranteed a slot in the starting gate for the Run for the Roses, the Wounded Warrior stables' color-bearer rests at No. 18 on the leaderboard with 24 points. However, there are two 170-point races remaining: the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park and the Grade 1 Blue Grass at Keeneland Race Course on April 12.

 

"He really lost the race when he came out of the gate slow," said Arenas. "It's very disappointing, but Gary is considering bringing the horse to Churchill Downs. If we get in, great. If not, there's other races, maybe something like the Derby Trial [Grade 3, one mile, April 26]."

 

Uncle Sigh's loss marked the first time the Indian Charlie colt had been worse than second in five starts, including two second-place finishes in the Grade 3 Withers and Grade 3 Gotham to Wood runner-up Samraat.

 

 

 

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Candy boy is virtually in, as long as Tapiture hits the board, only 4 other horses could leap frog him in the points so he should be #20, The Cairo Prince and Uncle Sigh most likely at #22 and #23 but I dought the 3rd place horse in the BG will go to the Derby. So they both need a few scratches
I'm guessing about a 20% chance for Uncle Sigh to make the gate, 40% chance for Cairo Prince, and 75% chance for Candy Boy.

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