Kentucky Derby Points Standings

The Steve Asmussen trained Tapiture earned 10 points by winning the Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park on Feb. 17 to move up into first place in the Road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby points standings. The colt is currently listed at 12-1 in Derby future betting odds.

There are two major Derby preps on Saturday, each with 50-20-10-5 points up for grabs to the top four finishers. The winner of the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) and the $400,000 Risen Star (G2) will each earn 50 points, which virtually assures locking in a starting berth in the Kentucky Derby (G1).

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The current betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby is Shared Belief at 5-1. The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee has not made his three-year-old debut and has not earned any Derby points. His last start was a win in the CashCall Futurity (G1) at Hollywood Park on Dec. 14.

Another runner that needs to pick up Derby points is Top Billing, who is currently listed in Derby future betting at 6-1. The colt will be one of the favorites for the Fountain of Youth. The colt is trained by Shug McGaughey, who won last year’s Fountain of Youth with Orb, who went on to win the Florida Derby (G1) and the Run for the Roses.

The Todd Pletcher trained Commissioner is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Fountain of Youth and is currently listed at 18-1 in Derby future betting.

Vicar’s in Trouble is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the Risen Star. The Mike Maker trainee won the LeComte (G3) at Fair Grounds in his last outing by 6 ¾ lengths. The colt is currently 16-1 in Derby future betting.

Rise Up is 4-1 on the morning line for the Risen Star and makes his first start since winning the Delta Jackpot (G3) on Nov. 23. The colt is 35-1 in Derby future betting.

Here are the current point standings and 2014 Derby future betting odds heading into the weekend:

Kentucky Derby Points Standings, Future Odds as of Feb. 21

RankHorseTrainerPointsNon-Restricted Stakes EarningsFuture Odds
1TapitureSteve Asmussen22$300,73812-1
2HavanaTodd Pletcher14$660,00018-1
3Cairo PrinceKiaran McLaughlin14$470,0008-1
4Honor CodeShug McGaughey14$340,0008-1
5TamarandoJerry Holldendorfer12$490,00012-1
6Midnight HawkBob Baffert12$84,00025-1
7Bond HolderDoug O'Neill11$273,00060-1
8Rise UpTom Amoss10$782,63335-1
9We Miss ArtieTodd Pletcher10$262,00040-1
10Candy BoyJohn Sadler10$260,00016-1
11SamraatRick Violette10$150,00015-1
12Noble MoonLeah Gyarmati10$145,00070-1
13Ami's HolidayJosie Carroll10$136,145250-1
14Vicar's in TroubleMike Maker10$120,00016-1
15CleburneDale Romans10$102,044125-1
16Tanzanite CatCode Autrey10$99,00070-1
17Strong MandateD. Wayne Lukas6$442,5006-1
18CasiguapoMario Morales5$271,050100-1
19Classic GiacnrollLisa Guerrero5$62,500250-1
20Ride On CurlinBilly Gowan5$94,38718-1
21Conquest TitanMark Casse4$163,44515-1
22Smarty's EchoAnne Smith4$82,000300-1
23AlbanoLarry Jones4$70,000300-1
24Uncle SighGary Contessa4$50,00040-1
25WaltChrist Hartman4$45,857200-1
26ScotlandTony Dutrow4$45,000225-1
27ChituBob Baffert4$40,000175-1
28Laddie BoyChuck Peery4$39,719300-1
29Smart CoverDale Romans4$32,91850-1
30Big BazingaSandra Dominguez4$29,139375-1
31KristoJohn Sadler4$20,00050-1
32Intense HolidayTodd Pletcher3$87,50045-1
33CoastlineMark Casse3$77,979150-1
34EnterprisingTom Proctor2$91,100150-1
35Arctic SlopeKen McPeek2$41,572350-1
36Wicked StrongJimmy Jerkens2$40,00025-1
37Gold HawkSteve Asmussen2$20,00015-1
38Awesome SkyMark Casse2$16,819350-1
39Diamond BachelorPatrick Biancone1$92,000100-1
40Rum PointDoug O'Neill1$30,250450-1
41Almost FamousPatrick Byrne1$23,07910-1
42MatuszakBill Mott1$12,667350-1
43Buck MagicDave Fawkes1$8,410350-1
44Son of a PreacherBret Calhoun1$7,500350-1
45I'll Wrap It UpDoug O'Neill1$6,000250-1