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Racing Dudes Fantasy League Update: Free Beers Wins 9-Way Shake for Prevalence
Prevalence winning his debut (Credit: Coglianese Photos)

Racing Dudes Fantasy League Update: Free Beers Wins 9-Way Shake for Prevalence

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 nine-way shake: Paul “Free Beers” Withrow CLAIMED Prevalence and DROPPED Beep Beep
  • In a four-way shake: Austin/Evil Steveil CLAIMED Greatest Honour and DROPPED Prisoner 

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:

1. Jon White/Ryan Stillman (7/2) 

  • Life Is Good – The number one overall pick in the draft earned a solid 101 Beyer Speed Figure for winning the Sham Stakes (G3)
  • Mutasaabeq – The Mucho Macho Man Stakes winner suffered a setback after a recent workout that will keep him out of the Holy Bull Stakes (G3). His status is unclear.
  • Bezos – He is working very well for trainer Bob Baffert and has a lot of hype. His debut is imminent.
  • Concert Tour – He turned out to be the goods with a solid maiden special weight score at Santa Anita on debut. 
  • Fenway – Yikes, this recent claim was a complete dud, finishing last in a field of 4 at Santa Anita in his debut. 

2. Paul “Free Beers” Withrow (4/1)

  • Brooklyn Strong – This team is hoping that the Remsen Stakes (G2) curse (not affecting the Derby Trail) is broken with this colt who looked strong winning that race. It’s not looking good so far, though, as a minor setback will cause him to miss the Withers Stakes (G3). 
  • Prate – This Brad Cox trainee looked like the real deal in his debut score at Fair Grounds but will be kept sprinting for the time being, according to his barn.
  • Medina Spirit – He was second in the Sham Stakes (G3) and earned a 99 Beyer Speed Figure in that contest. The Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) is next.
  • Triple Tap – This unraced colt by Tapit has put in some solid recent works at Santa Anita, so we’ll likely see him debut soon. 
  • Prevalence – The team won a massive 9-way shake to pick up this impressive debut winner. 

3. Mike “Saratoga Slim” Spector (5/1)

  • Speaker’s Corner – This Bill Mott trainee looked great last time out, beating two horses who have come back to win impressively, but he hasn’t worked since late November.
  • Caddo River – The Brad Cox trainee looks like the real deal after 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 has not been seen on the work tab since that victory. 
  • Risk Taking – Slim will always have a Chad Brown horse on his roster. This colt was impressive in victory last time out at Aqueduct. 
  • Known Agenda – He was a plodding third last time out in the Remsen Stakes (G2).

4. Real Dynasty (6/1)

  • Keepmeinmind – The Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner should be a consistent points-earner this season. He’s targeting the Southwest Stakes (G3) on February 15.
  • Ten for Ten – There are no excuses for his Remsen Stakes (G2) defeat and we haven’t seen a workout from him since December 31. Not good…
  • Olympiad – This Saratoga maiden winner is back on the work tab at Payson Training Center as he gears up for a 2021 campaign. 
  • Ethical Judgement – A solid maiden-breaking score at Keeneland should have him pointed for a Derby prep next; however, he’s yet to work in 2021.  
  • Proxy – He was a solid second in the Lecomte Stakes (G3), already providing plenty of value as a last-round pick.

5. The Killer Bs (6/1)

  • Mandaloun – A lackluster third in the Lecomte Stakes (G3) is not what this team wanted to see. 
  • The Great One – This horse looked like a monster breaking his maiden at Santa Anita last time out. He could be developing at the perfect time.
  • Reinvestment Risk – This horse certainly has a lot of class; however, it’s questionable if he’ll stretch out in distance. 
  • Lemon Pop – This Japanese runner turned heads with a solid win in the Cattleya last time out at Tokyo Racecourse. 
  • Golden Pal – This TURF SPRINTER was drafted in a Kentucky Derby Fantasy League. Good luck figuring this one out…
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6. Aaron Halterman (8/1)

  • Senor Buscador – The Remington Park Springboard Mile winner has displayed a devastating closing kick in both of his starts. He worked recently at Sam Houston.   
  • Jackie’s Warrior – He disappointed in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1); however, this horse looked like a monster for most of his 2-year-old season. 
  • Parnelli – There’s no way around it, he was a disappointing and distant third in the Sham Stakes (G3). We’ll see him try again in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) this weekend. 
  • Whiskey Double – He’ll likely need to be dropped soon after a poor allowance performance at Fair Grounds. 
  • Rombauer – He’s back on the work tab at Santa Anita after finishing fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). He’s likely to make his 2021 debut in this weekend’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3).

7. Jared Welch (10/1) 

  • Highly Motivated – Incredibly, this horse fell to #8 in the draft, giving this team a major gift. He won the Nyquist Stakes impressively in his last start. 
  • Hot Rod Charlie – His runner-up effort in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) was very strong. Can he repeat that in Saturday’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3)? 
  • Ghazaaly – This Pletcher colt finally debuted, finishing a promising third in an ultra-tough maiden special weight.  
  • Donegal Bay – Another Pletcher colt who could have a big future, he was impressive in victory last time out at Gulfstream Park. 
  • Class Reunion – The filly was a lackluster fourth in her debut at Santa Anita. Her first work back came at Oaklawn Park.

8. The Magic Mike Show (12/1) 

  • Prime Factor – This team traded up one spot to ensure they landed this promising Todd Pletcher trainee, who was ultra-impressive on debut at Gulfstream Park and is heading to this weekend’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3).
  • Easy Time – Yikes, he was a complete no-show in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes. At least the league is always better when this team runs a dud.
  • Chess’s Dream – This Mike Maker colt is entered in 2 turf stakes this weekend: Saturday in the Kitten’s Joy (G3) at Gulfstream Park and Sunday in the Texas Turf Mile at Sam Houston. 
  • Regular Guy – He pretty much sucked in an off-the-board finish in the Lecomte Stakes (G3)
  • Midnight Bourbon – The newest member of the team should add value after winning the Lecomte Stakes (G3).

9. Dan Waite and Michael Myers (12/1) 

  • Essential Quality – A major bright spot for the team, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner should have a strong 2021 campaign, beginning with the Southwest Stakes (G3).
  • Editor In Chief – He did little running at all in a recent maiden special weight at Santa Anita. He had a recent workout… at Turfway Park. 
  • Team Merchants – The Nyquist colt was impressive when breaking his maiden at Saratoga; however, he has not been on the work tab since that race. 
  • Wolfie’s Dynaghost – He broke his maiden impressively on debut at Aqueduct on 11/14; however, he is another that has not been seen on the work tab since that victory. 
  • Amount – This Todd Pletcher colt won impressively on debut at Gulfstream Park and will head to Saturday’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3) for his next start.

10. Austin Elsey/Steve “Evil Steveil” Ronchetto (20/1) 

  • Classier – This Bob Baffert trainee was impressive on debut; however, we haven’t seen a workout from him since 11/28. 
  • Spielberg – He won the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) last time out, which is usually a productive prep race. We’ll see him this weekend in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3).
  • Freedom Fighter – Yet another Bob Baffert trainee! This horse was very impressive on debut at Del Mar and has had a steady recent work tab. 
  • Greatest Honour – The newest member of the team should have a big show in this weekend’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3).  
  • Manor House – He was beyond bad in a Fair Grounds allowance in his last start. 

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