6. Practical Joke
Derby Points/Rank: 74 – 9th
Race Record: (6) 3-2-1
Breeding: Into Mischief – Halo Humor
Owner: Klaravich Stables, Inc, and William Lawrence
Trainer: Chad Brown
Last Race: Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes as Keeneland, Finished 2nd
Analysis: There’s no doubt in my mind that he is the most talented horse in the crop, but also NO doubt in my mind that he has ZERO shot at getting 1 1/4 miles. Luckily for him, this field is so shaky that his class could carry him to the wire with a shot. This horse is “push button” – when he makes his move, he passes horses with ease. He just can’t sustain his run in the stretch.