7. J Boys Echo
Derby Points/Rank: 53 – 3rd
Race Record: (5) 2-1-1
Breeding: Mineshaft – Letgomyecho
Owner: Albaugh Family Stable
Trainer: Dale Romans
Last Race: Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, Finished 1st
Analysis: Showing a big-time speed burst around the Aqueduct turn in the Gotham, this horse became a major player on the Kentucky Derby Trail with a resounding victory over Cloud Computing and the heavy favorite El Areeb. Once again, I’ll say that we need to be patient with the horses running in New York right now because the competition that they’re around isn’t the strongest, but this horse ran a speed number that should be recognized. Could be legit.