Saturday, May 05, 2007

The 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby

The First Call

All horses carry 126 pounds. Horses in post position order with the morning line odds.

1. Sedgefield --Darrin Miller -- Julien Leparoux -- Beaten by Hard Spun. Has seen few other contenders. 50-1

2. Curlin --Steve Asmussen -- Robbie Albarado -- Bucking tradition, but could be super horse. 7-2

3. Zanjero --Steve Asmussen --Shaun Bridgmohan -- Consistent pro. Will come from off the pace. 30-1

4. Storm in May --Bill Kaplan --Juan Leyva --Blind in right eye. Has grit. Will try. 30-1

5. Imawildandcrazyguy --Bill Kaplan --Mark Guidry --Closer with little speed. Owners thrilled to be here. 50-1

6. Cowtown Cat --Todd Pletcher --Fernando Jara --Has speed. Two graded wins. Don't discount. 20-1

7. Street Sense --Carl Nafzger --Calvin Borel -- Deemed perfect at birth. What's not to like? 4-1

8. Hard Spun --Larry Jones --Mario Pino --Has speed. Had blazing work. Trainer says he's ready. 15-1

9. Liquidity --Doug O'Neill --David Flores --Hasn't won since breaking his maiden at age 2. 30-1

10. Teuflesberg --Jamie Sanders --Stewart Elliott --Asked will Teuflesberg win, lead pony nods yes. 30-1

11. Bwana Bull --Jerry Hollendorfer --Javier Castellano --Exceedingly good luck is his only shot. 50-1

12. Nobiz Like Shobiz --Barclay Tagg -- Cornelio Velasquez -- Blinkers on. Ready to roll. 8-1

13. Sam P. --Todd Pletcher --Ramon Dominguez --Resembles sire Cat Thief. Could surprise. 20-1

14. Scat Daddy -- Todd Pletcher --Edgar Prado --Style. Grace. Gets results. Could run big race. 10-1

15. Tiago -- John Shirreffs --Mike Smith -- Has stamina in a race without major speed. Giacomo II? 15-1

16. Circular Quay -- Todd Pletcher -- John Velazquez -- Pletcher wants him closer to the pace than in past. 8-1

17. Stormello --William Currin --Kent Desormeaux --Disappointed in Florida Derby. Has he recovered? 30-1

18. Any Given Saturday --Todd Pletcher --Garrett Gomez --Hits board in every race. Has he something left? 12-1

19. Dominican --Darrin Miller --Rafael Bejarano --Being gelded helped put his mind on the game. 20-1

20. Great Hunter --Doug O'Neill --Corey Nakatani --Has kept pace with top contenders. Needs some luck. 15-1

Via today's Baltimore Sun



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