Nothing changes on my Top 10 list following the Sam F. Davis on Feb. 10 at Tampa Bay Donws in Florida. I would keep an eye on the winner, Flameaway, if he is a late nominee to the Triple Crown. As of yet his owner have not seen fit to plunk down the money. It will cost them $6,000 to do so.
I was not impressed with Catholic Boy who ran second in the race. There was a lot of hype with him during his 2-year-old season. Don’t know if he can carry it forward as a 3-year-old.
The 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders are:
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Good Magic (Curlin) who, although he hasn’t race yet in 2018, still holds down the top sport.
McKinzie (Street Sense), recent winner of the Sham at Santa Anita, is second.
Bolt d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro) is another that hasn’t race in 2018, but is being pointed to the San Felipe in California.
Solomini (Curlin) is another California-based colt that won the Los Al Futurity but was disqualified and placed third.
Avery Island (Street Sense) won the Withers at Aqueduct.
Audible (Into Mischief) looked strong in winning the Holy Bull at Gulfstream in his first out of the year.
Instilled Regard (Arch) won the Lecomte at the Fair Grounds and was impressive in the victory.
Greyvitos (Malibu Moon) won the Bob Hope at Del Mar and beat another nice Bob Baffert horse.
Mourinho (Super Saver) was the Baffert horse that Greyvitos beat and he won the Smarty Jones on Dec. 15.
Mask (Tapit) doesn’t have any Kentucky Derby points yet, but he won the Mucho Macho Man stakes at Gulfstream and is headed to bigger races.