Tom Keyser's Derby Dozen

April 29, 2000

Horse, Trainer, Jockey, Last race, Next start, Comment, Odds*

1. Fusaichi Pegasus Neil Drysdale Kent Desormeaux 1st Wood Memorial Kentucky Derby, May 6 He's putting on a show mornings at Churchill Downs 9-5

2. The Deputy Jenine Sahadi Chris McCarron 1st Santa Anita Derby Kentucky Derby, May 6 Pegasus' nemesis, the consummate professional 5-1

3. War Chant Neil Drysdale Jerry Bailey 2nd Santa Anita Derby Kentucky Derby, May 6 Trainer is a master at preparing horses for specific race 8-1

4. Anees Alex Hassinger Corey Nakatani 4th Santa Anita Derby Kentucky Derby, May 6 No Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner has ever won Derby 15-1

5. High Yield D. Wayne Lukas Pat Day 1st Blue Grass Stakes Kentucky Derby, May 6 This Storm Cat colt is fast, tenacious and dependable 6-1

6. Aptitude Bobby Frankel Brice Blanc 3rd Blue Grass Stakes Kentucky Derby, May 6 He'll be attractive price and factor down the stretch 25-1

7. More Than Ready Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 2nd Blue Grass Stakes Kentucky Derby, May 6. Could be question of Derby: Can he go 1 14 miles? 20-1

8. Captain Steve Bob Baffert Robby Albarado 3rd Santa Anita Derby Kentucky Derby, May 6 Baffert's only arrow; he'll have bow tightly strung 5-1

9. Wheelaway John Kimmel Richard Migliore 3rd Blue Grass Stakes Kentucky Derby, May 6 Unbridled colt didn't race at 2, but still intriguing 40-1

10. Commendable D. Wayne Lukas Edgar Prado 4th Lexington Stakes Kentucky Derby, May 6 Prado gains first Derby mount; Lukas loves colt 80-1

11. Deputy Warlock Ken McPeek Mark Guidry 4th Blue Grass Stakes Kentucky Derby, May 6 Could be late factor when early speed collapses 60-1

12. China Visit Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 1st Dubai trial race Kentucky Derby, May 6 Here we go again with ill-prepared colt from Dubai 40-1

*Daily Racing Form odds

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