Kentucky Derby

Racing Dudes Top 20 Kentucky Derby Rankings #13

Chris Aplin

1. Classic Empire

Derby Points/Rank: 132 – 2nd

Race Record: (7) 5-0-1

Earnings: $2,120,220

Breeding: Pioneerof the Nile – Sambuca Classica

Owner: John Oxley

Trainer: Mark Casse

Last Race: Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, Finished 1st

Analysis: Talk about coming full circle.  Classic Empire was ranked number one on our first list of the year, but after a disappointing run in the Holy Bull, he lost that spot when week two rolled around.  Now, he’s back to number one for the last week of the rankings after a bounce-back win in the Arkansas Derby.  If the race was today, he’d be my pick, but in a field this evenly-matched, post positions will end up playing a major roll.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. CHARLIE

    April 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    so….WHERE ARE THE 20 RANKINGS?

    I CAN’T FIND THEM….FRUSTRATING !!!!

    WHERES THE TOP 10 RANKINGS ? NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jared Welch

    April 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Try clicking on the numbers 1-20 at the bottom of the article.

  3. D.Mo

    April 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Charlie? Why are you yelling?? We can not hear yoi…

  4. GARY SCHMIDT

    April 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    6 Pletcher horses in the top 16??? My 1st rule of thumb in handicapping the Kentucky Derby or a Breeders Cup race is to throw out all Pletcher horses. He is 1 for 45 (2%) in the Derby and 9 for 128 (7%) in the Breeders Cup. His in-the-money stats are not that great either.

  5. Robert

    April 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Let’s see Hence beat the Bluegrass,Runner up in Arkansas Derby and winner of Illinois Derby! No worse than 2nd in Kentucky Derby! Trainer knocking on door hard last couple of years!

  6. Frank Callahan

    April 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Do you have a second horse the third horse in the four horse

  7. Chris Mondragon

    May 3, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    After many Crown Royal on the rocks, I am just place $100 on Girvin and hide!

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