Derby Points/Rank: 10 – 11th
Race Record: (3) 3-0-0
Breeding: Ghostzapper – Ivory Empress
Owner: Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
Last Race: Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Down, Finished 1st
Analysis: Well that didn’t take long! Our number one ranked Kentucky Derby horse lasted just one week as Classic Empire faltered and finished third in the Grade 2 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park. Now it’s up to McCraken who makes his 3 year old debut this weekend in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. He’s the default number one horse for now, but must prove that ranking this weekend.