Tom Keyser's Derby Dozen

April 27, 2002

Horse Sire Trainer Jockey Last race Comment Odds*

Harlan's Holiday Harlan Ken McPeek Edgar Prado 1st Blue Grass Stakes 10 races, 6 wins, 4 seconds, $1.5 million earned 5-1

Saarland Unbridled Shug McGaughey John Velazquez 4th Wood Memorial What a story if he brings first win to Phipps family 12-1

Came Home Gone West Paco Gonzalez Chris McCarron 1st Santa Anita 7 races, 6 wins; you've got to love this fighter 8-1

Medaglia d'Oro El Prado Bobby Frankel Laffit Pincay Jr. 2nd Wood Memorial No horse since 1918 has won Derby off four starts 6-1

Private Emblem Our Emblem Steve Asmussen Donnie Meche 1st Arkansas Derby Sire's move to Murmur Farm was coup for Maryland 20-1

Essence of Dubai Pulpit Saeed bin Suroor David Flores 1st UAE Derby Godolphin will win Derby ... one of these years 20-1

Sunday Break Forty Niner Neil Drysdale Gary Stevens 3rd Wood Memorial Might not make field because of insufficient earnings 15-1

Buddha Unbridled's Song H. James Bond Pat Day 1st Wood Memorial Same as Medaglia d'Oro; good but inexperienced 6-1

Perfect Drift Dynaformer Murray Johnson Eddie Delahoussaye 1st Spiral Stakes Turfway Park star has never finished worse than second 20-1

War Emblem Our Emblem Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza 1st Illinois Derby Murmur's second rooting interest likely Derby speed 20-1

Proud Citizen Gone West D. Wayne Lukas Mike Smith 1st Lexington Stakes Lukas claims he had this route in mind all along 40-1

Easy Grades Honor Grades Ted West Jorge Chavez 2nd Santa Anita Hasn't won other than maiden; three seconds 20-1

*Odds by Daily Racing Form

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