Derby Points/Rank: 50 – 14th
Race Record: (6) 2-1-1
Breeding: Street Boss – Floating Island
Owner: Calumet Farm
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Last Race: Grade 2 Sunland Derby at Sunland Park, Finished 1st
Analysis: After a disappointing Southwest Stakes performance, Hence rebounded to win the Sunland Derby and claimed his spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate. The field for the Sunland was certainly skeptical, but Hence was an impressive winner by nearly four lengths. He seems to be getting better at the right time, but he would probably benefit from one more race before the Kentucky Derby.