17. El Areeb
Derby Points/Rank: 30 – 7th
Race Record: (7) 4-1-1
Breeding: Exchange Rate – Feathered Diamond
Owner: M M G Stables, LLC
Trainer: Cathal Lynch
Last Race: Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, Finished 3rd
Analysis: He disappointed a lot of people in the Gotham, fading to third after setting a solid pace up front. I was surprised to see him pressing the pace so much, but that’s how it unfolded. We never thought he was a serious contender, and with that loss, he has proven us right for now. He needs to rebound.