***UPDATED with post positions, morning-line odds, and free PPs link…
The points leaderboard is complete after all the scoring races, and several defections from the top 20 have occurred. Pneumatic, who is targeting the Oct. 3 Preakness (G1), and the filly Swiss Skydiver, who is bound for the Sept. 4 Kentucky Oaks (G1), were long expected. But Dr Post, the injured Caracaro, and the coughing Shirl’s Speight are also out. On Sunday came the news that Rushie is pursuing the Pat Day Mile (G2) instead, and the morning of the draw Tuesday, the likely second favorite Art Collector was ruled out by an ill-timed foot issue.
Here is the field for Derby 146, in points order. For details, stats, and Speed ratings, check out the free Brisnet PPs.
Tiz the Law (372 points), Post 17, 3-5 fav
Hot favorite has romped in all four starts this year including the Belmont (G1) and Travers (G1).
Owner: Sackatoga Stable; Trainer: Barclay Tagg; Jockey: Manny Franco
Pedigree: Constitution-Tizfiz, by Tiznow
Authentic (200 points), Post 18, 8-1
Last-out Haskell (G1) winner was rebounding from his lone career loss in the Santa Anita Derby (G1).
Owners: Spendthrift Farm, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables & Starlight Racing; Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: John Velazquez
Pedigree: Into Mischief-Flawless, by Mr. Greeley
Honor A. P. (140 points), Post 16, 5-1
Santa Anita Derby victor was a rallying second in his final prep, the Shared Belief.
Owner: C R K Stable; Trainer: John Shirreffs; Jockey: Mike Smith
Pedigree: Honor Code-Hollywood Story, by Wild Rush
Ny Traffic (110 points), Post 15, 20-1
Haskell near-misser has placed in four straight points races.
Owners: John Fanelli, Cash Is King, LC Racing & Paul Braverman; Trainer: Saffie Joseph; Jockey: Paco Lopez
Pedigree: Cross Traffic-Mamie Reilly, by Graeme Hall
King Guillermo (90 pts), Post 6, 20-1 – SCR
Tampa Bay Derby (G2) upsetter, last seen finishing second in an Arkansas Derby (G1) division, was scratched from Derby 146 with a fever.
Owner: Victoria’s Ranch; Trainer: Juan Carlos Avila; Jockey: Samy Camacho
Pedigree: Uncle Mo-Slow Sand, by Dixieland Band
Thousand Words (83 points), Post 10, 15-1
Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) and Robert B. Lewis (G3) hero returned to winning form in the Shared Belief.
Owners: Albaugh Family Stable & Spendthrift Farm; Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: Florent Geroux
Pedigree: Pioneerof the Nile-Pomeroys Pistol, by Pomeroy
Max Player (60 points), Post 2, 30-1
Withers winner has since placed third in both the Belmont and Travers.
Owners: George Hall & SportBLX Thoroughbreds Corp.; Trainer: Steve Asmussen; Jockey: Ricardo Santana
Pedigree: Honor Code-Fools in Love, by Not for Love
Enforceable (43 points), Post 3, 30-1
Late-running Lecomte (G3) winner prepped with a fourth in the Blue Grass
Owner: John Oxley; Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Adam Beschizza
Pedigree: Tapit-Justwhistledixie, by Dixie Union
Major Fed (38 points), Post 5, 50-1
Risen Star (G2) runner-up exits a troubled second in the Indiana Derby (G3).
Owner: Lloyd Madison Farms IV; Trainer: Greg Foley; Jockey: James Graham
Pedigree: Ghostzapper-Bobby’s Babe, by Smart Strike
Storm the Court (36 points), Post 4, 50-1
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) shocker has gone 0-for-5 since.
Owners: David Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing, Dan Hudock & Susanna Wilson; Trainer: Peter Eurton; Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Pedigree: Court Vision-My Tejana Storm, by Tejano Run
Attachment Rate (35 points), Post 13, 50-1
Ellis Park Derby runner-up comes off his best result in a points race.
Owners: Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; Trainer: Dale Romans; Jockey: Joe Talamo
Pedigree: Hard Spun-Aristra, by Afleet Alex
Sole Volante (30 points), Post 12, 30-1
Sam F. Davis (G3) victor was most recently a subpar sixth in the Belmont.
Owners: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Andie Biancone; Trainer: Patrick Biancone; Jockey: Luca Panici
Pedigree: Karakontie-Light Blow, by Kingmambo
Finnick the Fierce (25 pts), Post 1 – SCR
Runner-up here in last fall’s Kentucky Jockey Club (G2), who had an excuse when seventh in the Blue Grass, scratched on Friday.
Owners: Arnaldo Monge & Rey Hernandez; Trainer: Rey Hernandez; Jockey: Martin Garcia
Pedigree: Dialed In-Southern Classic, by Southern Image
Winning Impression (20 pts), Post 14, 50-1
Arkansas Derby third (promoted by disqualification of Charlatan) has been well beaten in next two.
Owners: West Point Thoroughbreds & Pearl Racing; Trainer: Dallas Stewart; Jockey: Joe Rocco
Pedigree: Paynter-Unbridled Sonya, by Unbridled’s Song
South Bend (18 points), Post 8, 50-1
Ohio Derby (G3) runner-up and Travers fourth was a surprise addition to the field on Tuesday
Owners: Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Peter Deutsch & Pantofel Stable; Trainer: Bill Mott; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Pedigree: Algorithms-Sandra’s Rose, by Old Trieste
Necker Island (14 points), Post 11, 50-1
Indiana and Ellis Park Derby third appears to be on upswing for new connections.
Owners: Raymond Daniels & Wayne Scherr; Trainer: Chris Hartman; Jockey: Miguel Mena
Pedigree: Hard Spun-Jenny’s Rocket, by Mr. Greeley
Mr. Big News (0 points), Post 9, 50-1
Oaklawn S. upsetter, sixth in the Blue Grass, was slated for the American Turf (G2) on Derby Day before a late change of plan.
Owner: Allied Racing Stable; Trainer: Bret Calhoun; Jockey: Gabriel Saez
Pedigree: Giant’s Causeway-Unappeased, by Galileo
Money Moves (0 points), Post 7, 30-1
Winner of two of three lifetime has yet to try stakes company.
Owners: Robert V. LaPenta & Bortolazzo Stable; Trainer: Todd Pletcher; Jockey: Javier Castellano
Pedigree: Candy Ride-Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen