Field for 127th Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

May 05, 2001

PP Horse Trainer Jockey Record Earnings Last race Tom Keyser's comment Odds

1... Songandaprayer... John Dowd... Aaron Gryder... 6: 3-1-0... $369,480......... 2nd Blue Grass Stakes... Inside post forces him to fire from gate; he'll flame out... 20-1

2...Millennium Wind... David Hofmans... Laffit Pincay Jr.... 5: 3-2-0... $769,920... 1st Blue Grass Stakes... Never worse than second, he's overcome cracked heels, skin rash... 6-1

3...Balto Star... Todd Pletcher Mark Guidry... 8: 4-0-1... $720,190... 1st Arkansas Derby... Catch him if they can; but can he carry speed for 1 1/4 miles?... 8-1

4... Thunder Blitz Joe Orseno... Edgar Prado... 8: 2-2-2... $198,450.................... 1st Flamingo Stakes... He's peaking at right time; let's see now how good he is... 30-1

5... Fifty Stars... Steve Asmussen... Donnie Meche... 8: 3-2-0... $676,210......... 2nd Lone Star Derby... Louisiana Derby winner will be charging from back of pack... 50-1

6... Express Tour... Saeed bin Suroor... David Flores...5: 4-1-0... $1,613,515... 1st UAE Derby... Glistening chestnut a picture of horse ready for peak performance... 15-1

7... Arctic Boy... Tony Richey... Calvin Borel... 7: 1-2-1... $56,945...................... 11th Arkansas Derby... Hasn't won other than maiden; hopelessly overmatched in Derby......50-1

8... Congaree... Bob Baffert... Victor Espinoza... 4: 3-0-0... $512,400...1st Wood memorial Talented, lightly raced; inexperience may catch up with him today... 5-1

9... A P Valentine.... Nick Zito... Corey Nakatani... 7: 3-0-2... $368,170 5th Blue Grass Stakes... Has yet to fulfill promise as a 3-year-old; unlikely to do it today... 15-1

10... Dollar Bill... Dallas Stewart... Pat Day ...8: 3-2-1... $453,696... 3rd Blue Grass Stakes... Expect huge effort from late-runner chasing today's hot pace...10-1

11... Talk Is Money... John Scanlan... Jerry Bailey... 6: 2-1-1... $104,110........... 2nd Federico Tesio You've got to feel sorry for him being put in this situation... 50-1

12 Startac Simon Bray....Alex Solis... 7: 3-2-1...$285,193.... 4th California Derby... Late entrant bred for long races on turf; this is tough assignment... 50-1

13...Invisible Ink... Todd Pletcher... John Velazquez... 7: 3-1-1...$215,560......... 4th Blue Grass Stakes... He's never won a race, but neither had Alysheba...30-1

14... Keats... Niall O'Callaghan.... Larry Melancon... 7: 3-1-1...$283,871................1st Lexington Stakes... He's fast early, but not fast enough for this blazing bunch... 30-1

15... Jamaican Rum... James Cassidy Eddie Delahoussaye... 8: 2-2-1... $287,085... 2nd Arkansas Derby.... Watch for this flash of gray to be flying late down the stretch... 50-1

16... Monarchos John Ward Jr.... Jorge Chavez... 6: 3-1-1... $793,630... 2nd Wood Memorial If he duplicates his Fla. Derby, he's the Ky. Derby winner... 6-1

17... Point Given... Bob Baffert ...Gary Stevens... 8: 5-3-0... $1,218,500............... 1st Santa Anita Derby... What's not to like? He's the Derby package rolled into one ...9-5

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