8. Classic Empire
Derby Points/Rank: 32 – 6th
Race Record: (6) 4-0-1
Breeding: Pioneerof the Nile – Sambuca Classica
Owner: John Oxley
Trainer: Mark Casse
Last Race: Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Finished 3rd
Analysis: I’ve moved him down with the news that his foot issue forced him to miss the Fountain Of Youth. A poor effort coupled with injury issues is a really bad sign. If he can get back to the track without any problems, the talent is there, but I’m skeptical. Might continue to fall until he proves he’s back to 100 percent.