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Racing Dudes Top 20 Kentucky Derby Rankings #8

Racing Dudes Top 20 Kentucky Derby Rankings #8

7. Cupid

Derby Points/Rank: 50 points – 4th

Race Record: (4) 2-1-0

Earnings: $587,500

Breeding: Pretty ‘n Smart

Owner: Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, and Derrick Smith

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Last Race: Oaklawn Park: Grade 2 Rebel Stakes on 3/19/16, finished 1st

Analysis: It’s Bafferts world…we’re just living in it. Cupid was not a likely winner in my estimation heading into the Rebel Stakes, but he grew up quickly and ran a very professional race holding off a late charge from Whitmore to win it wire to wire. He’s now won races from off the pace and on the front end, and could move up the rankings higher once he proves himself a bit more. Could improve as he’s lightly raced…

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