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Kentucky Derby 2019 points leaderboard (April 7)

After Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby, here’s a look at the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard. Remember, the field is limited to 20 horses. And we still have the Arkansas Derby and the Lexington Stakes next Saturday.

Kentucky Derby points

1-Tacitus (150)

  • Trainer: Bil Mott
  • Jockey: Jose L. Ortiz
  • Owner: Juddmonte Farms
  • Highlight: Has back-to-back wins in Tampa Bay Derby (March 9) and Wood Memorial (April 6).

2-Vekoma (110)

  • Trainer: George Weaver
  • Jockey: Javier Castellano
  • Owner: R.A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables
  • Highlight: Won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 6 after finishing third in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.

3-Plus Que Parfait (104)

  • Trainer: Brendan Walsh
  • Jockey: Jose Ortiz
  • Owner: Imperial Racing
  • Highlight: Won the UAE Derby on March 30 after finishing 13th int he Risen Star on Feb. 16.

4-Roadster (100)

  • Trainer: Bob Baffert
  • Jockey: Mike Smith
  • Owner: Speedway Stables
  • Highlight: Won the Santa Anita Derby on April 6 after winning an allowance on March 1 at Santa Anita.

5-By My Standards (100)

  • Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
  • Jockey: Gabriel Saez
  • Owner: Allied Racing Stable
  • Highlight: Won the Louisiana Derby on March 23. Was first race after breaking his maiden on Feb. 16 on what was his fourth try.

6-Maximum Security (100)

  • Trainer: Jason Servis
  • Jockey: Luis Saez
  • Owner: West, Gary and Mary
  • Highlight: Won the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 30. Is 4-for-4 lifetime, but first three wins were in claiming races.

7-Game Winner (85)

  • Trainer: Bob Baffert
  • Jockey: Joel Rosario
  • Owner: West, Gary and Mary
  • Highlight: Ran second in the Santa Anita Derby on April 6 after running second in a division of the Rebel Stakes on March 16. Won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as a 2-year-old.

8-Code of Honor (74)

  • Trainer: Shut McGaughey
  • Jockey: John Velazquez
  • Owner: W.S. Farish
  • Highlight: Ran third in the Florida Derby on March 30 after winning the Fountain of Youth.

9-Haikal (70)

  • Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
  • Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
  • Owner: Shadwell Stable
  • Highlight: Third in the Wood Memorial after winning the Gotham Stakes on March 9. Both races were at Aqueduct.

10-War of Will (60)

  • Trainer: Mark Casse
  • Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
  • Owner: Gary Barber
  • Highlight: Ran disappointing ninth in the Louisiana Derby after winning both the Risen Star and the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds.

11-Long Range Toddy (53.5)

  • Trainer: Steve Asmussen
  • Jockey: Jon Court
  • Owner: Willis Horton Racing
  • Highlight: Won a division of the Rebel Stakes on March 16 at Oaklawn after finishing third in the Southwest Stakes. Is expected to run in the Arkansas Derby on April 13.

12-Tax (52)

  • Trainer: Danny Gargan
  • Jockey: Junior Alvarado
  • Owner: R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Lynch, Hugh and Corms Racing Stable
  • Highlight: Second in the Wood Memorial on April 6 at Aqueduct after winning the Withers Stakes at the same track on Feb. 2.

13-Cutting Humor (50)

  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher
  • Jockey: John Velazquez
  • Owner: Starlight Racing
  • Highlight: Won the Sunland Park Derby on March 24 after a seventh-place finish in the Southwest Stakes on Feb. 18.

14-Win Win Win (50)

  • Trainer: Michael Trombetta
  • Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Owner: Live Oak Plantation
  • Highlight: Ran second in the Blue Grass Stakes on April 6 at Keeneland after a third-place finish in the Tampa Bay Derby on March 9.

15-Gray Magician (41)

  • Trainer: Peter Miller
  • Jockey: Joel Rosario
  • Owner: Wachtel Stables, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Barber, Gary
  • Highlight: Second in the UAE Derby on March 30 after running fourth in the Sham Stakes on Jan. 5.

16-Spinoff (40)

  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher
  • Jockey: John Velazquez
  • Owner: Wertheimer and Frere
  • Highlight: Second in the Louisiana Derby on March 23.

17-Bodexpress (40)

  • Trainer: Gustavo Delgado
  • Jockey: Nik Juarez
  • Owner: Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred and GDS Racing Stable
  • Highlight: Ran second in the Florida Derby as a 77-1 shot.

18-Signalman (38)

  • Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
  • Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.
  • Owner: Lewis, Tommie M., Crabtree, Steve, Demaree, Dean, Bernsen, David, Chambers, Jim.
  • Highlight: Ran third in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 6.

19-Omaha Beach (37.5)

  • Trainer: Richard Mandella
  • Jockey: Mike Smith
  • Owner: Fox Hill Farms
  • Highlight: Defeated Game Winner in a division of the Rebel Stakes on March 16 at Oaklawn.

20-Bourbon War (31)

  • Trainer: Mark Hennig
  • Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Owner: Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable
  • Highlight: Ran fourth in the Florida Derby on March 30 after finishing second in the Fountain of Youth on March 2.

21-Somelikeithotbrown (30)

  • Trainer: Mike Maker
  • Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
  • Owner: Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable
  • Highlight: Ran fourth in the Blue Grass Stakes on April 6 after winning the Jeff Ruby Steaks on March 9 at Turfway on synthetic surface.

22-Instagrand (30)

  • Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Jockey: Flavien Prat
  • Owner: OXO Equine
  • Highlight: Finished third in the Santa Anita Derby behind Roadster and Game Winner after running third in the Gotham on March 9.

23-Anothertwistafate (30)

  • Trainer: Blaine D. Wright
  • Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez
  • Owner: Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.
  • Highlight: Ran second in the Sunland Park Derby on march 24 after winning the El Camino Real Derby on Feb. 16 at Golden Gate Fields on the synthetic surface.

24-Country House (30)

  • Trainer: Bill Mott
  • Jockey: Luis Saez
  • Owner: Shields, Jr., Mrs. J.V. McFadden, Jr., E.J.N. and LNJ Foxwoods
  • Highlight: Ran fourth in the Louisiana Derby on March 23 after finishing second in the Risen Star on Feb. 16.

25-Sueno (28)

  • Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux
  • Jockey: Corey J. Lanerie
  • Owner: Silverton Hill
  • Highlight: Ran third in the Louisiana Derby on March 23 after second-place finishes in both the Southwest Stakes on Feb. 18 and the Sham Stakes on Jan. 5.

26-Improbable (25)

  • Trainer: Bob Baffert
  • Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke
  • Owner: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing
  • Highlight: Ran second in a division of the Rebel won by Long Range Toddy on March 16 in first start since Los Alamitos Futurity back on Dec. 8. Is to run in the Arkansas Derby on April 13.

27-Mucho Gusto (24)

  • Trainer: Bob Baffert
  • Jockey: Joseph Tamalo
  • Owner: Michael Lund Petersen
  • Highlight: Finished third in the Sunland Park Derby on March 24 after winning the Robert B. Lewis on Feb. 2.

28-Outshine (20)

  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher
  • Jockey: John Velazquez
  • Owner: Let’s Go Stable and Schibell, Richard D.
  • Highlight: Ran 9th in Wood Memorial after runner-up finish in Tampa Bay Derby on March 9.

29-Harvey Wallbanger (10)

  • Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
  • Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.
  • Owner: Harold Lerner LLC, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables, Akman, Scott K. And Braverman, Pa.
  • Highlight: Ran 8th in Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 30 after winning the Holy Bull on Feb. 2.

30-Gray Attempt (10)

  • Trainer: William Fires
  • Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan
  • Owner: Dwight Pruett
  • Highlight: Finished 11th in Southwest Stakes after winning the Smarty Jones on Jan. 25.





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