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).
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
|Rank||Horse||Trainer||Points||Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings||Future Odds|
|3||Cairo Prince||Kiaran McLaughlin||14||$470,000||8-1|
|4||Honor Code||Shug McGaughey||14||$340,000||8-1|
|6||Midnight Hawk||Bob Baffert||12||$84,000||25-1|
|7||Bond Holder||Doug O'Neill||11||$273,000||60-1|
|8||Rise Up||Tom Amoss||10||$782,633||35-1|
|9||We Miss Artie||Todd Pletcher||10||$262,000||40-1|
|10||Candy Boy||John Sadler||10||$260,000||16-1|
|12||Noble Moon||Leah Gyarmati||10||$145,000||70-1|
|13||Ami's Holiday||Josie Carroll||10||$136,145||250-1|
|14||Vicar's in Trouble||Mike Maker||10||$120,000||16-1|
|16||Tanzanite Cat||Code Autrey||10||$99,000||70-1|
|17||Strong Mandate||D. Wayne Lukas||6||$442,500||6-1|
|19||Classic Giacnroll||Lisa Guerrero||5||$62,500||250-1|
|20||Ride On Curlin||Billy Gowan||5||$94,387||18-1|
|21||Conquest Titan||Mark Casse||4||$163,445||15-1|
|22||Smarty's Echo||Anne Smith||4||$82,000||300-1|
|24||Uncle Sigh||Gary Contessa||4||$50,000||40-1|
|28||Laddie Boy||Chuck Peery||4||$39,719||300-1|
|29||Smart Cover||Dale Romans||4||$32,918||50-1|
|30||Big Bazinga||Sandra Dominguez||4||$29,139||375-1|
|32||Intense Holiday||Todd Pletcher||3||$87,500||45-1|
|35||Arctic Slope||Ken McPeek||2||$41,572||350-1|
|36||Wicked Strong||Jimmy Jerkens||2||$40,000||25-1|
|37||Gold Hawk||Steve Asmussen||2||$20,000||15-1|
|38||Awesome Sky||Mark Casse||2||$16,819||350-1|
|39||Diamond Bachelor||Patrick Biancone||1||$92,000||100-1|
|40||Rum Point||Doug O'Neill||1||$30,250||450-1|
|41||Almost Famous||Patrick Byrne||1||$23,079||10-1|
|43||Buck Magic||Dave Fawkes||1||$8,410||350-1|
|44||Son of a Preacher||Bret Calhoun||1||$7,500||350-1|
|45||I'll Wrap It Up||Doug O'Neill||1||$6,000||250-1|