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2023 Racing Dudes Triple Crown Fantasy League Update: Wide-Open Contest Heading Into Preakness Stakes
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2023 Racing Dudes Triple Crown Fantasy League Update: Wide-Open Contest Heading Into Preakness Stakes

Each week, this important article will provide the standings, power rankings, and recent transactions for every Racing Dudes Triple Crown Fantasy League team. Not only will you see the latest claims in the league (which will show you what horses might be up-and-coming), but you will also get updates on the runners as they prepare for their next starts.

Let’s take a look at the teams heading into the Preakness Stakes (G1):

Current Standings

RankTeamScoreCurrent Team Members
1Amber Reaves/Davey Cleveland 307National Treasure, Gun Pilot, Verifying, Red Route One, Practical Move
2Evil Steveil/Kelby Von Hemel230Forte, Tapit's Conquest, Fort Bragg, Hit Show, Mr. Ripple
3Jon White/Ryan Stillman148Disarm, Skinner, Arcangelo, Angel of Empire, Cyclone Mischief
4Geist 146Blazing Sevens, Instant Coffee, Gulfport, Classic Catch, Derma Sotogake
5Jared Welch136Extra Anejo, Corona Bolt, Geaux Rocket Ride, Tapit Trice, Cairo
6Dan Waite/Michael Meyers 126Mandarin Hero, Havnameltdown, Continuar, Mage, Jace's Road
7Aaron Halterman97Arabian Lion, Victory Formation, Rudder's Men, Reincarnate, Faustin
8Paul "Free Beers" Withrow91Arabian Knight, Bishops Bay, Slip Mahoney, Kingsbarns, Banishing
9Real Dynasty 76Giant Mischief, Confidence Game, Two Phil's, Dubyuhnell, Sun Thunder
10Magic Mike Show5Tapit Shoes, Arctic Arrogance, First Mission, Rocket Can, Henry Q

Recent Claims

There is one claim to announce this week:

  • Paul “Free Beers” Withrow CLAIMED Bishops Bay and DROPPED Litigate

Power Rankings

The “Power Rankings” feature teams’ odds to win the contest, as well as an update on every horse on each team. Here we go:

1. Kelby Von Hemel/Steve “Evil Steveil” Ronchetto (3/1) 

  • Forte – This team caught a horrible break when he had to scratch from the Kentucky Derby (G1). He is currently possible for the Preakness Stakes (G1).
  • Tapit’s Conquest – He was disappointing in the Louisiana Derby (G2).
  • Fort Bragg – He ran well enough to win but just couldn’t hold the lead late in the Pat Day Mile (G2).
  • Hit Show – This horse ran well to finish fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Mr. Ripple – He wasn’t awful in the Florida Derby (G1); however, he could do no better than fourth.

2. Dan Waite and Michael Myers (7/2) 

  • Mandarin Hero – He never got going in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Havnameltdown – Likely best as a sprinter, he was an impressive winner of the San Vicente Stakes (G2) before nearly winning the Saudi Derby.
  • Continuar – He had to scratch from the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Mage – BOOM!! team a major chance to win the league after being totally written off all season. The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner now gives this !
  • Jace’s Road – He was nowhere to be found in the Kentucky Derby (G1).

3. Jared Welch (4/1) 

  • Extra Anejo – His return to the races was a big disappointing with a loss in an allowance race.
  • Corona Bolt – He won sprinting once again in a tough stakes race at Keeneland.
  • Geaux Rocket Ride – He showed up with a big effort to be second in the San Felipe Stakes (G2), but he got sick and scratched out of the Santa Anita Derby (G1).
  • Tapit Trice – He was last up the backside in the Kentucky Derby (G1), which ended up being his undoing.
  • Cairo – He was not good in the UAE Derby (G2), finishing off the board.

4. Shotty/Davey (4/1)

5. Real Dynasty (9/2)

6. Paul “Free Beers” Withrow (12/1)

  • Arabian Knight – He is off the Triple Crown Trail with an injury.
  • Bishops Bay – The newest claim will run this weekend in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont.
  • Slip Mahoney – He wasn’t good in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2). We might see him this weekend in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3).
  • Kingsbarns – After setting the pace, he faded badly in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Banishing – Yikes, he was a complete no-show in a recent Fair Grounds allowance and hasn’t recorded a workout since mid-March.

7. Geist (12/1)

8. Jon White/Ryan Stillman (20/1) 

  • Disarm – He ran very well to finish fourth in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Cyclone Mischief – He didn’t break well and never engaged the field before finishing last in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Hejazi – He could do no better than second in a sprint stakes at Keeneland.
  • Angel of Empire – He closed fast but ran out of real estate in the Kentucky Derby (G1), finishing third.
  • Skinner – Unfortunately, he had to scratch out of the Kentucky Derby (G1).

9. The Magic Mike Show (20/1) 

  • Cave Rock – Will he ever race again? Is he even alive? We may never know.
  • Arctic Arrogance – He set the pace before fading to fourth in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2). We will see him this weekend in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3).
  • Henry Q – He was a distant third in the Sunland Park Derby (G3). We might see him this weekend in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3).
  • Rocket Can – He was a lackluster 9th in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • First Mission – The newest member of the team is pointed towards the Preakness Stakes (G1) after a solid win in the Lexington Stakes (G3).

10. Aaron Halterman (50/1)

  • Arabian Lion – He’s alive! But he was still second in the Lexington Stakes (G3) despite a great trip.
  • Victory Formation – He was better in the Bath House Row Stakes but still wasn’t good enough.
  • Rudder’s Men – He tried the turf and still was poor, finishing off the board in a Tampa Bay Downs stakes.
  • Reincarnate – He was nowhere to be found in the Kentucky Derby (G1) after being part of the pace.
  • Faustin – He hasn’t recorded a workout since February 18.