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Tapit Trice advances to third place in Derby Dozen

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Owner/Trainer: Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable/Todd Pletcher

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Breeder: South Gate Farm (KY)

The gap between him and the rest of the Derby contenders widened last week when Zedan Racing Stable announced that the promising team Arab Knights won’t race until summer. He’s one of the few that seems to have the talent to threaten Forte, the 2-year-old champion of 2022. Coach Todd Pletcher pointed out after the pony’s resounding victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) March 4 that the April 1 Florida Derby (G1) is the upcoming target. It’s a race Pletcher uses to push Always dreaming to Derby glory in 2017, giving him his second win in the Run for the Roses competition.
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Sagamore Farm (KY)

With the Saudi Knights defecting from the Derby picture, he moved into second place in the Derby Dozens Ranking, based largely on the company he beat. He beat the next Rebel Staking (G2) winner confidence game when joining Lecomte Staking (G3) in January at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slotsand among the people behind him in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) last fall at Churchill Downs included Red Road One And naughty whirlwind , both of which are graded this year. The Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 25 is next for this 3-year-old.

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Whisper Hill Farm and Gainesway Stable/Todd Pletcher

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Crossing more than half the field in the extended final, he won the March 11 Tampa Bay Derby (G3) in two spans — notably, he didn’t seem to run to full potential. mine. He strode slowly and struggled in the back of the group, and it was not until the sun was clear that he began to dial. However, this Blue Grass Stakes (G1) pony didn’t knock out any of the top Derby prospects in Tampa. runner-up Classic car wash and third place Classic catch are the odds 85-1 and 179-1 on the latest Kentucky Derby Futures Bet.

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Tapit Trice wins the Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Tampa Bay Downs
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Tapit Trice wins Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs

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SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital and Catherine Donovan/Tim Yakteen

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Woods Edge Farm (KY)

Another trip to Oaklawn for the April 1st Arkansas (G1) Derby seems poised for winner Sham Stakes (G3), who lost to the Rebels Feb. Oaklawn Park, most noticeable with third place. Going beyond the pace he was accustomed to when he first raced on a sloppy track, he rallied to the finish line in just 2 1/2 miles of the Game Confident winning after settling in the middle leg. The next solo breeze is sharp on: 47 4/5 March 9 at Santa Anita . Park.

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His ride in the San Felipe Stakes (G2) got off to a rough start, with him losing about two distances at half-time, though this pony’s athleticism quickly brought him back to life. race again. That allowed him to do a smooth stalking run, and in the second race in a row, like the one at Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) December 17, he shot through a large vertical hole in the inside. to exit on the second turn. His San Felipe was the fastest since 2015 and hit a base speed figure of 108, although his Ragozin Sheets and Thoro-Graph numbers were downgraded slightly due to his ground-saving ride he.

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Horse OXO (KY)

When a light racehorse experiences something for the first time—such as a much more difficult companion, a new distance, or a difficult ride—it is not uncommon for them to take a step back. But this pony tried his best despite facing challenging conditions in San Felipe, finishing second behind the Actual Activity. This horse raced wider than that competitor and did some dirty work, taking the fast runner and finishing fourth. Hejazi early. The main limitation is my limited experience. Had he run well in the Santa Anita (G1) Derby on April 8 in another highly anticipated match with Practical Move and made it to Louisville, he would have made just three starts.

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Jonathan Poulin, Westerberg, Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor/Brad Cox

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Hunter Valley & Mountmellick Farm (KY)

Initially nearing the required speed in Rebel, he got stuck in traffic on the second turn and at the beginning, only to move on and take fourth place. He previously won a tier one option claimant stylishly during his quick stint at Oaklawn. Months earlier, he had finished sixth in the Breeders’ Cup for minors and second in the Champagne Stakes (G1). Easy half-mile workout on: March 50 at the Fair Grounds, with likely the next Arkansas or Blue Grass Derby.

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After scraping his leg in San Felipe March 4, he resumed training last week and on March 14 he zipped six stretches at Santa Anita in 1:11 4/ 5. His Derby involvement will depend on how he performs in one of the premier Derby prep games early next month. Based on historical trends, he will likely need a 1-2 finish to secure enough qualifying points to safely get through to Derby, although a third might be enough. Lots of talent with three grades, including two in 1st grade.

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Trainer Keith Desormeaux is weighing this pony’s options after its breakout race in Rebel. He can bring him back in the Arkansas Derby, Blue Grass or another final prep, or bring him back by waiting for the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 6. With 57 qualifying points. , he safely won a spot at the starting gate. The tumultuous rides from Reincarnation and Verification worked in his favor in Rebel and perhaps the slip helped him too, but Confident Game is a quality pony.

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Not as flashy as others on this list, but the winner of Holy Bull Stakes (G3) is an honest one. He’s finished first or second in four consecutive routes, with his only defeat in about two turns, behind Forte in Fountain of Youth and ahead of the Confidence Game in a race demanding custom rights. choose at Churchill Downs last fall. In addition to finishing as runner-up in Louisville, he broke his maidenhood on that track. He could go to Oaklawn next for the Arkansas Derby, coach Bill Mott told Daily Racing Form this week.

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After winning the Resurrection Star (G2) Stock on February 18, trainer Brad Cox chose to keep the foal for training at Fair Grounds rather than sending it back to Oaklawn, where it has been trained. to the Resurrection Star. That doesn’t mean the Louisiana Derby will be his next game. The two half-mile workouts since Rebel—and the less demanding five-mile workouts—suggest that heavier workouts are still to come, raising the odds he’ll be running early next month.

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Purebred Winchell/Steve Asmussen

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Purebred Winchell (KY)

Despite leading Reincarnation and Verification in the rebellion, he trailed those two in the Derby Dozen standings — as well as the Confident Win Game — due to how the race went. The pace was fast, and this 3-year-old, being left out very early, had a smooth ride, skating from the second turn and finishing well. Getting closer, getting close to a lot of opponents in a race like the 20-horse Derby can be a challenge unless he can do a Mine That Bird-like gliding ride.

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