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Fantasy League Update: Triple-Prep Weekend Up Next
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Fantasy League Update: Triple-Prep Weekend Up Next

Each week, this important article will provide the standings, power rankings, and recent transactions for every league member. 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 along the Kentucky Derby Trail.

Let’s check out all the latest transactions and scoring updates:

Current Standings

Ranking TeamScoreCurrent Team Members
1Jared Welch206Highly Motivated, Hot Rod Charlie, Ghazaaly, Donegal Bay, Class Reunion
2Aaron Halterman 191Collaborate, Jackie's Warrior, Parnelli, Whiskey Double, Rombauer
3The Killer Bs160Mandaloun, The Great One, Nova Rags, Lemon Pop, Get Her Number
4Dan Waite and Michael Myers 154Essential Quality, Nicky the Vest, Team Merchants, Wolfie's Dynaghost, Drain the Clock
5Jon White and Ryan Stillman 135Rock Your World, Rebel's Romance, Known Agenda, Concert Tour, Dream Shake
6Real Dynasty106Keepmeinmind, Helium, Soup and Sandwich, Weyburn, Proxy
7Paul "Free Beers" Withrow96Brooklyn Strong, Promise Keeper, Medina Spirit, Triple Tap, Malathaat
8The Magic Mike Show87Prime Factor, Easy Time, Starrininmydreams, Regular Guy, Midnight Bourbon
9Evil Steveil and Austin Elsey 81Classier, Spielberg, Freedom Fighter, Greatest Honour, Manor House
10Mike "Saratoga Slim" Spector 76Speaker's Corner, Caddo River, Savile Row, Risk Taking, Candy Man Rocket

Recent Claims

  • In a five-way shake: Aaron Halterman CLAIMED Collaborate and DROPPED Senor Buscador 
  • Real Dynasty CLAIMED Helium and DROPPED Ten for Ten
  • Paul “Free Beers” Withrow CLAIMED Promise Keeper and DROPPED Prate
  • The Killer Bs CLAIMED Get Her Number and DROPPED Golden Pal
  • The Killer Bs CLAIMED Nova Rags and DROPPED Reinvestment Risk

Power Rankings

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

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1. Mike “Saratoga Slim” Spector (7/2)

  • Speaker’s Corner – This Bill Mott trainee looked great last time out, beating two horses who have since won impressively. He’s getting going late in the game, but at least he’s back working out. 
  • Caddo River – The Brad Cox trainee looked like the real deal with an absolute romp at Oaklawn Park in the Smarty Jones Stakes
  • Savile Row – He impressed in his debut at Del Mar on 11/8; however, he hasn’t been on the work tab since. 
  • Risk Taking – This late-round draft pick paid off with a big win in the Withers Stakes (G3)
  • Candy Man Rocket – The newest member of the team won the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) in impressive fashion. He’ll return this weekend in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3).

2. Austin Elsey/Steve “Evil Steveil” Ronchetto (4/1) 

  • Classier – This Bob Baffert trainee was impressive on debut but hasn’t worked since 11/28. 
  • Spielberg – He finished a decent second in the Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park.
  • Freedom Fighter – He ran huge to finish a close second in the San Vicente Stakes (G2). The Gotham Stakes (G3) is up this weekend. 
  • Greatest Honour – He won yet again in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), catapulting this team into first place in the points standings.
  • Manor House – He was beyond bad in a Fair Grounds allowance in his last start. 

3. The Killer Bs (9/2)

  • Mandaloun – This team now looks solid after a big win from this horse in the Risen Star Stakes (G2).
  • The Great One – This horse looked like a monster breaking his maiden at Santa Anita and could be developing at the perfect time. He’ll run this weekend in the San Felipe Stakes (G2).
  • Get Her Number – He’s on the comeback trail, with his eyes set for a start in the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park.
  • Lemon Pop – This Japanese runner turned heads with a solid win in the Cattleya last time out at Tokyo Racecourse. 
  • Nova Rags – This new claim could get be improving at the right time after a runner-up effort in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3)

4. Jon White/Ryan Stillman (5/1) 

  • Life Is Good – The number one overall pick in the draft earned a solid 101 Beyer Speed Figure for winning the Sham Stakes (G3). We’ll see him this weekend in the San Felipe Stakes (G2).
  • Roman Centurian – This recent claim could be on the rise after a solid runner-up finish in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3). We’ll also see him this weekend in the San Felipe Stakes (G2).
  • Fire At Will – This claim did not work out at all, as he was a no-show in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2).
  • Concert Tour – He rose quickly up the ranks after a solid victory in the San Vicente Stakes (G2) and is headed to the Rebel Stakes (G2).
  • Dream Shake – This recent claim was super impressive on debut, beating a stout maiden special weight field at Santa Anita. He’s probable for the San Felipe Stakes (G2) this weekend.

5. Dan Waite and Michael Myers (5/1) 

  • Essential Quality – Boom! This team needed him to come back strong, and that’s exactly what happened as he powered home to an easy win in the Southwest Stakes (G3).
  • Smiley Sobotka – LOL… you tell a guy not claim someone and he doesn’t listen… we expected this sort of thing to change when the team doubled in size.
  • Team Merchants – The Nyquist colt was impressive when breaking his maiden at Saratoga but hasn’t been on the work tab since. 
  • Wolfie’s Dynaghost – He broke his maiden impressively on debut at Aqueduct on 11/14 but hasn’t worked since. 
  • Drain the Clock – He ran a good second in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) but will still cut back to shorter races.
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6. Jared Welch (8/1) 

  • Highly Motivated – Incredibly, this horse fell to #8 in the draft, giving this team a major gift. He’ll make his 2021 debut in the Gotham Stakes (G3) this weekend.
  • Hot Rod Charlie – His 3-year-old debut was solid, finishing a close third in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3). He’ll run next in the Louisiana Derby (G2).
  • Ghazaaly – He still can’t get the job done, most recently finishing second in a maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park.  
  • Donegal Bay – His Withers Stakes (G3) effort was a total disaster. 
  • Class Reunion – The filly put up a poor effort last time out in a maiden special weight at Oaklawn Park.

7. Real Dynasty (10/1)

  • Keepmeinmind – The Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner was drafted to be a consistent points-earner this season but still hasn’t raced. He’s now waiting for the Rebel Stakes (G2).
  • Helium – The newest claim will try to pick up points quickly this weekend in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3).
  • Soup and Sandwich – The latest claim won a mid-week allowance at Tampa Bay Downs to give his team an immediate return on the investment.
  • Ethical Judgement – He had a solid maiden-breaking score at Keeneland in October but only returned to the work tab on February 6.
  • Proxy – This guy has proven to be very valuable, finishing second once again in the Risen Star Stakes (G2)

8. Paul “Free Beers” Withrow (12/1)

  • Brooklyn Strong – The Remsen Stakes (G2) winner returned to the work tab on February 26 but has a long way to go in a short period of time.
  • Promise Keeper – The team’s newest claim runs this weekend in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3).
  • Medina Spirit – He went fast early and kept on going in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3), picking up a big win for this team. We’ll see him this weekend in the San Felipe Stakes (G3).
  • Triple Tap – American Pharoah’s unraced baby brother by Tapit continues working regularly but may never debut.   
  • Prevalence – Uh oh, he spiked a fever before the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), making his next start questionable. 

9. Aaron Halterman (15/1)

  • Collaborate – This team caught a big break, winning a five-way shake for this up-and-comer who will start next in the Florida Derby (G1).
  • Jackie’s Warrior – He’s officially cutting back to one-turn races after a poor effort in the Southwest Stakes (G3).
  • Parnelli – He sucks but is probable for the San Felipe Stakes (G2) this weekend.   
  • Whiskey Double – He earned a nice allowance victory at Oaklawn Park in his last start.
  • Rombauer – He picked up a big win for this team in the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate.

10. The Magic Mike Show (50/1) 

  • Prime Factor – Wow, turns out this highly-hyped first-round pick is just terrible.
  • Easy Time – He switched to turf and nearly won last time out against allowance company. 
  • Starrininmydreams – The newest member of the team sucked in the Risen Star Stakes (G2).
  • Regular Guy – Back-to-back seventh-place finishes… not good. 
  • Midnight Bourbon – This horse is going to be valuable to the team after another strong showing, finishing third in the Risen Star Stakes (G2).

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