The Hype of the Kentucky Derby 2018: The Contenders to Watch

Some folks need to hold their excitement because the Jerome Stakes was postponed due to the extreme weather on the East Coast.

The Kentucky Derby trail is hoped to be back in action on Saturday in both California and Florida. As for the event, California will be the host of the Santa Anita’s Grade 3 Sham. Meanwhile, Florida will be the host of the race Gulfstream Park’s Mucho Macho Man. The former race offers points toward the Derby Starting Gate.

Both events rut at miles. The Kentucky Derby 2018 contenders have been spotted in the New Year’s rankings.

Kentucky Derby 2018

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One of the great things to see is for the diehard fans of horse racing is the contenders. In this case, the Kentucky Derby 2018 contenders have been proposed by few oddsmakers. These are also voted by the spectacle enthusiast around the world. Many agree that the rankings have things to do with what happened in the trail to Churchill Downs. The contender’s rankings are also pivotal to show the hype of the fans toward the promising runners. Since the juveniles officially turn 3 this weekend, there are top listed that we would like to highlight in this post.
The lists that we take maybe not 100% accurate. But it is indeed close. The 2-year-old Bolt d’Oro holds the first rank. Good Magic was expected to be the top contender but the second spot belongs to Principe Guilherme.

Principe Guilherme has been trained by Steve Asmussen. The contender won the Fairgrounds allowance by 11 ¾ lengths. He will advance to the upcoming pivotal event in the Grade 3 Lecomte. Meanwhile, some folks’ favorite Good Magic holds the third position before Marconi.

Besides these top three, you might want to see the other promising runners. In no.11, we know that we can’t expect more from Biblical. He remains at 11th after missing the board in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes. The coach Todd Pletcher had done everything he could to optimize the performance. The trainee broke the maiden on November 17. He competed against Avery Island when none of them were the winners.

St. Patrick’s Day broke his maiden September 2. Since then, he hasn’t made a single appearance. He hasn’t shown any records the last two months and probably before the Kentucky Derby 2018. But he remains to hold the no. 12 Rank.

Meanwhile, the winner of Del Mar’s Cecil B DeMille Stakes, Analyze It, is still holding his spot in the main track. The trainee of Chad Brown is still in the 16th rank on our list.

If you are like other horse racing diehard fans, you need to keep in mind that this list is not a privilege. So, you can add your own ratings, either by moving up or down the runners. You can simply put the contenders on your own list.
Okay, let’s move forward to the top maidens that you could expect in the Kentucky Derby 2018.
First things first, we have Nero. He made his debut on August 27th at Del Mar. Surprisingly, folks see him as a promising runner. Bob Baffert can look at this prospect. He is the son of Pioneer of the Nile. He was sold for $950,000 as a yearling. As expected, he ends up as the odds-on favorite at 1-2.

Nero hs appeared to be more promising than expected before by the owner. He has had easy victories. Nero probably did not make it in the debut. But everybody agrees that he is a very promising contender. Although he has been put aside, he has been training routinely at Santa Anita for the return performance.

The next one is Shiver Me Timbers. The contender can be back on the Kentucky Derby this year. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, many put their hopes to this boy. Under jockey Mike Smith, he has helped set fractions of 22.78, 47.05, and 1:11.74. Shiver Me Timbers has endured the wide trip.
Not to mention, Peace also deserves the spot after finishing very close to Shiver Me Timbers. Richard Mandella the trainer has successfully brought him to debut at Santa Anita. He should not be maiden in anytime longer. He is potentially joining the Derby trail.

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