2013 Kentucky Derby Field

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1. Black Onyx
Long shot Black Onyx was a late scratch for the Kentucky Derby because of a chip in his left ankle.
The scratch occurred Friday after wagering had opened, so Black Onyx’s No. 1 post position will be left empty.
Trainer Kelly Breen said the colt looked good training Friday, but he had some swelling in the ankle, so an X-ray was taken, which revealed the chip.
He said it’s too early to know whether Black Onyx will need surgery.
– Associated Press
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2. Oxbow
Record, earnings, points: 9 races (2-wins, 1-place, 1-show); $346,000; 36
Sire: Awesome Again
Dam: Tizamazing
Jockey: Gary Stevens
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Colts Neck Stables LLC
Comment: Trainer Lukas seeks elusive fifth Derby victory with colt from Calumet Farm. Colt not of the caliber of any prior Lukas or Calumet winner. Doubtful.
Odds: 25-1
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3. Revolutionary
Record, earnings, points: 6 races (3-wins, 1-place, 2-show); $720,000; 110
Sire: War Pass
Dam: Runup the Colors
Jockey: Calvin Borel
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owner: WinStar Farm LLC
Breeder: W.S. Farish
Comment: First of five Pletcher-trained runners won Louisiana Derby, closing from far back. Has not raced in five weeks and should be fresh. A threat if he holds his edge.
Odds: 5-1
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4. Golden Soul
Record, earnings, points: 5 races (1-win, 2-place, 0-show); $84,000; 14
Sire: Perfect Soul
Dam: Hollywood Gold
Jockey: Robby Albarado
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Owner: Charles E. Fipke
Breeder: Charles E. Fipke
Comment: Longshot with only one career victory. In last half century, only Alysheba and Giacomo have secured second official career victory in Derby. Would be better suited to an allowance event.
Odds: 31-1
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5. Normandy Invasion
Record, earnings, points: 5 races (1-wins, 2-place, 0-show); $258,000; 44
Sire: Tapit
Dam: Boston Lady
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Trainer: Chad Brown
Owner: Fox Hill Farms (Rick Porter)
Breeder: Betz/Kidder/Gainesway/Graves/D.J. Stable/Cole
Comment: Jockey Castellano chose this one over Revolutionary. Expect this one to be right there at finish.
Odds: 8-1
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6. Mylute
Record, earnings, points: 9 races (2-wins, 3-place, 2-show); $363,365; 42
Sire: Midnight Lute
Dam: Stage Shop
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
Trainer: Tom Amoss
Owner: GoldMark Farm, LLC and Whisper Hills Farm
Breeder: Mike G. Rutherford
Comment: In hands of capable trainer Amoss and will be ridden by lady jockey Rosie Napravnik. Wouldn’t discount prospect of Rosie wearing the roses.
Odds: 14-1
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7. Giant Finish
Record, earnings, points: 5 races (2-wins, 1-place, 1-show); $133,050; 10
Sire: Frost Giant
Dam: Apocalyptic
Jockey: Jose Espinoza
Trainer: Tony Dutrow
Owner: Sunrise Stables (Andy Cohen), Gary Tolchin, Aubrey Flanagan & Bob Smith
Breeder: Andy Cohen
Comment: Last-minute entry. Some horses live up to their name. This one might, but not today.
Odds: 44-1
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8. Goldencents
Record, earnings, points: 6 races (4-wins, 1-place, 0-show); $1,208,000; 129
Sire: Into Mischief
Dam: Golden Works
Jockey: Kevin Krigger
Trainer: Doug O’Neill
Owner: W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney & RAP Racing
Breeder: Rosecrest Farm & Karyn Pirrello
Comment: Issue is how leg weary he will be in homestretch, “Agony Lane.”
Odds: 5-1
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9. Overanalyze
Record, earnings, points: 7 races (4-wins, 0-place, 1-show); $908,831; 110
Sire: Dixie Union
Dam: Unacloud
Jockey: Rafael Bejarano
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owner: Repole Stable
Breeder: Diamond A Racing Corp.
Comment: Colt’s name aptly describes what handicappers are doing this morning. Second Pletcher-trainee wins every other time he races. Not due today.
Odds: 14-1
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10. Palace Malice
Record, earnings, points: 6 races (1-wins, 3-place, 1-show); $200,000; 50
Sire: Curlin
Dam: Palace Rumor
Jockey: Mike Smith
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owner: Dogwood Stable (Cot Campbell)
Breeder: W.S. Farish
Comment: Local hope adding blinkers to help focus today. Will need better racing luck than he customarily experiences, but certainly has a chance if he gets it.
Odds: 26-1
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11. Lines of Battle
Record, earnings, points: 6 races (3-wins, 1-place, 0-show); $1,261,089; 100
Sire: War Front
Dam: Black Speck
Jockey: Ryan Moore
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Owner: J. Allen, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Breeder: Joseph Allen
Comment: Foreigner arrived Thursday following strategy that they run best right off the plane. Highly unlikely.
Odds: 42-1
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12. Itsmyluckyday
Record, earnings, points: 10 races (5-wins, 2-place, 1-show); $593,600; 50
Sire: Lawyer Ron
Dam: Viva La Slew
Jockey: Elvis Trujillo
Trainer: Eddie Plesa Jr.
Owner: Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa
Breeder: Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm
Comment: Most experienced colt in field with 10 career starts. Run down by Orb in Florida Derby; very live long shot.
Odds: 11-1
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13. Falling Sky
Record, earnings, points: 4 races (3-wins, 0-place, 0-show); $207,500; 30
Sire: Lion Heart
Dam: Sea Dragoness
Jockey: Luis Saez
Trainer: John Terranova II
Owner: Newtown Anner Stud, James Covello & Joseph Bulger
Breeder: Copper Penny Stables LLC
Comment: Nothing in his past to suggest he can compete. A pace factor, but sky likely to fall by top of the stretch at latest.
Odds: 49-1
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14. Verrazano
Record, earnings, points: 4 races (4-wins, 0-place, 0-show); $810,000; 150
Sire: More Than Ready
Dam: Enchanted Rock
Jockey: John Velazquez
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owner: Let’s Go Stable (Kevin Scatuorchio & Bryan Sullivan), Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Breeder: Emory A. Hamilton
Comment: Would be first Derby winner not to race at 2 in 130 years. Little value.
Odds: 11-1
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15. Charming Kitten
Record, earnings, points: 7 races (2-wins, 2-place, 2-show); $206,000; 20
Sire: Kitten’s Joy
Dam: Iteration
Jockey: Edgar Prado
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owner: Ken and Sarah Ramsey
Breeder: Ken and Sarah Ramsey
Comment: Fifth and last Pletcher horse and, never having raced on a dirt surface, likely the one with the least chance.
Odds: 32-1
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16. Orb
Record, earnings, points: 7 races (4-wins, 0-place, 1-show); $840,000; 150
Sire: Malibu Moon
Dam: Lady Liberty
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Trainer: Shug McGaughey
Owner: Stuart Janney III & Phipps Stable (Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps)
Breeder: Stuart Janney III LLC & Phipps Stable
Comment: Morning line favorite, trainer McGaughey, poses a distinct threat.
Odds: 6-1
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17. Will Take Charge
Record, earnings, points: 7 races (3-wins, 1-place, 0-show); $512,971; 60
Sire: Unbridled’s Song
Dam: Take Charge Lady
Jockey: Jon Court
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Owner: Willis D. Horton
Breeder: Eaton
Comment: Second Lukas entrant narrowly defeated other one in Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. Handsome colt would probably prefer a softer spot.
Odds: 31-1
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18. Frac Daddy
Record, earnings, points: 6 races (1-wins, 3-place, 0-show); $240,596; 44
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Skipper’s Mate
Jockey: Victor Lebron
Trainer: Kenny McPeek
Owner: Magic City Thoroughbred Partners
Breeder: Nancy M. Leonard Living Trust
Comment: Second to Overanalyze in Arkansas Derby, would need to show significant improvement to be a factor here. Possible, but not probable.
Odds: 15-1
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19. Java's War
Record, earnings, points: 6 races (2-wins, 1-place, 1-show); $651,772; 122
Sire: War Pass
Dam: Java
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Trainer: Kenny McPeek
Owner: Charles E. Fipke
Breeder: Charles Fipke
Comment: Blue Grass Stakes winner has not won a race on a dirt surface. Last Blue Grass winner to repeat in the Derby was Strike the Gold, 23 years ago, when Keeneland surface was dirt.
Odds: 22-1
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20. Vyjack
Record, earnings, points: 5 races (4-wins, 0-place, 1-show); $505,000; 70
Sire: Into Mischief
Dam: Life Happened
Jockey: Garrett Gomez
Trainer: Rudy Rodriguez
Owner: Pick Six Racing (David Wilkenfeld)
Breeder: Machmer Hall
Comment: Gelding was undefeated until step up in class in Wood Memorial. A long shot with a chance despite the unfavorable post.
Odds: 43-1


Sources: kentuckyderby.com, dailyracingform.com and Kinetic.theTechnologyAgency
Bill Marshall/Correspondent

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