1 Asserting Bear (15-1)
Jockey: Emma-Jayne Wilson
Trainer: Reade Baker
Owner: Bear Stables
Pedigree: Bay colt by Bear's Kid-Star Guest, by Assert
Career record: 8 starts, 2-1-1, $261,657
The skinny: Fourth last time out in Grade III Spiral Stakes at Turfway but was only beaten two lengths by winner We Miss Artie.
2 Extrasexyhippzster (15-1)
Jockey: Julian Pimentel
Trainer: Michael Trombetta
Owners: Michael Kirwan and Edward Hipps
Pedigree: Dark bay colt by Stroll-Extra Sexy Psychic, by Freud
Career record: Six starts, 3-0-1, $174,224
The skinny: Well-beaten eighth in the Grade III Gotham Stakes on March 1 and is making his first start over a synthetic track.
3 Pablo Del Monte (12-1)
Jockey: Victor Espinoza
Trainer: Wesley Ward
Owners: Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Wesley Ward
Pedigree: Chestnut colt by Giant's Causeway-One Hot Wish, by Bring the Heat
Career record: Five starts, 2-0-1, $83,700
The skinny: Dam set a world record at Keeneland for 41/2 furlongs back in 2007. Pablo Del Monte is coming off third-place finish in the Grade III Hutcheson.
4 Harry's Holiday (10-1)
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
Trainer: Mike Maker
Owners: Skychai Racing, Sand Dollar Stable, Terry Raymond and Jana Wagner
Pedigree: Bay colt by Harlan's Holiday-Daisy Mason, by Orientate
Career record: Seven starts, 3-2-1, $185,216
The skinny: Came within a nose of winning the Grade III Spiral Stakes at Turfway. Has hit the board in all three tries on a synthetic track.
5 Bobby's Kitten (3-1)
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Trainer: Chad Brown
Owner: Ken and Sarah Ramsey
Pedigree: Bay colt by Kitten's Joy-Celestial Woods, by Forestry
Career record: Five starts, 3-0-2, $307,100
The skinny: Tabbed by owner Ken Ramsey as his best 3-year-old but is trying the Polytrack for the first time.
6 Coltimus Prime (20-1)
Jockey: Alan Garcia
Trainer: Justin Nixon
Owner: Cabernet Racing Stables (Jayson Horner and Michael Weingarten)
Pedigree: Dark bay colt by Milwaukee Brew-Certainly Special, by Distorted Humor
Career record: Four starts, 1-1-0, $57,325
The skinny: Ran ninth in the Grade II Tampa Bay Derby in first try against graded stakes company.
7 Casiguapo (30-1)
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Trainer: Mario Morales
Owner: All American Horses
Pedigree: Chestnut colt by Sightseeing-Emerald Buddha, by Buddha
Career record: Six starts, 1-2-1, $287,665
The skinny: Was second to Strong Mandate in the Grade I Hopeful last September but opened his 2014 season with a fifth-place finish going 6 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 2.
8 Dance With Fate (12-1)
Jockey: Corey Nakatani
Trainer: Peter Eurton
Owners: Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable, Ciaglia Racing
Pedigree: Dark bay colt by Two Step Salsa-Flirting With Fate, by Saint Ballado
Career record: Seven starts, 2-3-0, $230,050
The skinny: Runner-up in both the Grade I Del Mar Futurity and FrontRunner Stakes, most recently was beaten just half a length in the Grade III El Camino Real Derby.
9 Big Bazinga (20-1)
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
Trainer: Katerina Vassilieva
Owner: Derby Dreamers Racing Stable
Pedigree: Dark bay gelding by Bluegrass Cat-Darling Daughter, by Maria's Mon
Career record: Six starts, 1-2-0, $94,907
The skinny: Winless since breaking his maiden first time out at Woodbine last September but was fifth, beaten only 21/2 lengths, in the Grade III Spiral at Turfway.
10 So Lonesome (50-1)
Jockey: Joe Rocco Jr.
Trainer: Tom Bush
Owner: Patricia Schuler
Career record: Five starts, 2-1-1, $129,400
Pedigree: Dark bay gelding by Awesome Again-Dash for Money by General Meeting
The skinny: Stakes winner in his first try on turf last November but was ninth in the Grade III Palm Beach Stakes won by Gala Award.
11 Coastline (8-1)
Jockey: Stewart Elliott
Trainer: Mark Casse
Owners: John Oxley
Pedigree: Gray or roan colt by Speightstown-Culinary by El Amante
Career record: Seven starts, 2-1-2, $172,479
The skinny: Broke his maiden over the Keeneland Polytrack last October and was third, beaten a head, in the Grade III Spiral.
12 Vinceremos (8-1)
Jockey: Edgar Prado
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owners: WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables
Career record: Four starts, 2-2-0, $223,600
Pedigree: Dark bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile-Kettle's Sister, by More Than Ready
The skinny: Winner of the Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes on Feb. 1 was second to Ring Weekend in the Grade II Tampa Bay Derby.
13 Medal Count (9-2)
Jockey: Robby Albarado
Trainer: Dale Romans
Owner: Spendthrift Farm
Pedigree: Bay colt by Dynaformer-Brisquette, by Unbridled's Song
Career record: Six starts, 3-0-0, $111,600
The skinny: Is wheeling back off a week's rest after breaking through to win the Grade III Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland last Friday.
14 Gala Award (5-1)
Jockey: John Velazquez
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Susan Magnier
Pedigree: Bay colt by Bernardini-Wilshewed, by Carson City
Career record: Three starts, 2-1-0, $123,180
The skinny: Followed up his maiden victory by winning the Grade III Palm Beach Stakes on the turf over the same 11⁄8-mile distance he will travel in the Blue Grass.
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Owner: Let's Go Stable (Kevin Scatuorchio and Bryan Sullivan)
Pedigree: Bay colt by Broken Vow-Rejoicing, by Forestry
Career record: Two starts, 2-0-0, $49,350
The skinny: Boasts two victories in two starts on the turf at Gulfstream this year.
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