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KENTUCKY DERBY JOCKEYS

Alway Dreaming John Velazquez               Malagacy Will he run?
Battalion Runner ?                        McCraken Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Battle of Midway Flavien Prat   Patch ?
Classic Empire Julien Leparoux   Practical Joke Joel Rosario
Fast and Accurate Tyler Gaffalione   State of Honor Jose Lezcano
Girvin Mike Smith   Tapwrit Jose Ortiz
Gormley Victor Espinoza   Thunder Snow Christophe Soumillon
Gunnevera Javier Castellano   Untrapped ?
Hence Florent Geroux      
Irap Mario Gutierrez   21 Lookin at Lee ?
Irish War Cry Rajiv Maragh   22 Sonneteer Kent Desormeaux
J Boys Echo ?   23 Royal Mo Gary Stevens

Battalion Runner was last ridden by John Velazquez
J Boys Echo was last ridden by the injured Robby Albarado
Malagacy was last ridden by Javier Castellano
Patch was last ridden by Tyler Gaffalione
Untrapped was last ridden by Mike Smith
Lookin at Lee was last ridden by Luis Contreras

PROBABLE / POSSIBLE KENTUCKY ENTRIES W/ CONNECTIONS

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURES

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Reactions to Workouts at Churchill Downs

Jockeys Named for Hence, Fast and Accurate

Kentucky Derby/Preakness/Belmont Subscribers: Our Profile Busters Profile is posted. A side-by-Side chart of The Downey Profile Rankings is posted.

Albarado to Miss Kentucky Derby

J Boys Echo Works at CD, Has Strong Backing

Twisted Tom Turns Back O Dionysus in Tesio

Multiplier Catches Hedge Fund in Illinois Derby

Wet Saturday Morning at Churchill Downs

Gormley, Battle of Midway Work at Santa Anita

Girvin Work Probable at Keeneland Monday

Irap, Practical Joke, Tapwrit Breeze at Keeneland

State of Honor Breezes; Classic Empire Back on Track
Girvin Shipped to Keeneland

Always Dreaming, Patch Work in Florida

Gunnevera Puts in Final Major Work for Kentucky Derby

Fast and Accurate: Hansen Picks Up Another Partner

BH.com: Battle of Midway Purchased

Castellano to Stay on Gunnevera

Lynn Whiting, Trainer of Lil E. Tee, Passes

With Julien Leparoux committed to Classic Empire, Jose Lezcano is named to ride State of Honor

McCraken Breezes; Conquest Mo Money Out of Derby

Plans Announced for Pletcher Five

Classic Empire Back Home, Hence and J Boys Echo Work

Compliments of Brisnet
Kentucky Derby PPs in points order
Kentucky Oaks PPs in points order

DRF reports that the Beyer Speed Figure for Hence in the Sunland Derby has been adjusted to 97 from its original 93.

DRF: Cloud Computing in Derby Doubt

Battle of Midway, Royal Mo Work

State of Honor Breezes; CD Barn Notes

Classic Empire Rebounds in Arkansas Derby

Lexington Upset by Senior Investment

Girvin, Fast and Accurate Fire Bullets

Sano Awaits Jockey Decision on Gunnevera

Tesio Draws 35 Nominations

Always Dreaming Back to Work

Tuesday Churchill Downs Barn Notes

Top Blue Grass Runners Well

Irish War Cry to Stay Put Awhile

Shirreffs Horses Good on Sunday

Irish War Cry Rebounds in Wood Memorial

Irap Breaks Maiden in Toyota Blue Grass

Gormley Regains Form in Santa Anita Derby

Derby Trophy Arrives at Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby Future Book

Trainer Bonuses Offered Preakness Weekend

Derby Future Wager Pool 4 Results

Always Dreaming Well on Sunday

Plans Laid for Other Florida Derby Runners

Always Dreaming Proves Best in Florida Derby

Louisiana Derby Plan Gels for Girvin

Casse: Only the Late Innings Matter

Hence Comes from the Clouds at Sunland

Thunder Snow Edges Epicharis in UAE Derby

Fast and Accurate Shocks in Spiral Stakes

Six Late Nominated to Triple Crown

Pletcher Strikes Again at Oaklawn

Conquest Farenheit Makes It Look Easy

Private Terms: O Dionysus Nosed Out

Dutrow Mulls Next Spot for Mo Town

Mastery Out of Surgery, at Baffert Barn

Mastery Looks Comfortable, Is Eating
More About Condylar Fracture

BH.com Report: Classic Empire Finally Works

San Felipe: The Ups and Downs of Racing

Tapwrit Storms Home in Tampa

Gunnevera Blasts Home in FOY

Gotham: J Boys Echo Upsets El Areeb

It's Your Nickel Puts Away Battaglia Field

Ticonderoga Powers Home in Palm Beach

Mine That Bird Derby Goes to Conquest Mo Money
Irap Still A Maiden

Girvin Emerges

Wow: 146 Nominated to Toyota Blue Grass

Triple Crown Wrap: How We Performed in 2016
For Previous Years, Please Scroll Down

The Jockey Club 2016 Experimental Free Handicap

Future Wager Pool History 2009 - Present

2017 Early Triple Crown Nominations

How to Nominate to the Triple Crown Series

Kentucky Derby 143 Poster

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Workouts of Interest
On fast dirt unless noted

April 24
Bronze Age, five in 1.00:80 Handily 10/42 at SA
En Hanse, four in 47:80 Breezing 3/18 at CDT
Good Samaritan, four in 1.01:00 Breezing firm turf 1/5 at PAY
Hence, four in 1.00:00 Breezing 3/31 at CD
Local Hero, five in 1.00:00 Breezing 3/31 at CD
Lookin at Lee, four in 51:20 Breezing 48/51 at CD
McCraken, five in 1.00:60 Breezing 6/31 at CD
Untrapped, five in 1.01:60 Breezing 16/31 at CD

April 23
Arklow, four in 48:20 Breezing 9/52 at CD
Chief Know It All, four in 52:20 Breezing 24/25 at KEE
Fast and Accurate, five in 1.00:20 Breezing good track 2/11 at CDT
Guest Suite, five in 1.00:40 Breezing 3/38 at CD
Impressive Edge, five in 1.02:00 Breezing 22/38 at CD
J Boys Echo, five in 1.02:20 Breezing 26/38 at CD
Parlor, four in 50:80 Breezing good turf 1/2 at KEE
Royal Mo, five in 1.01:00 Handily 26/71 at SA
Star Empire, five in 1.01:00 Breezing 13/31 at KEE
Theory, four in 49:09 Breezing training track 13/62 at BEL

April 22
American Anthem, four in 48:40 Handily 13/36 at SA
Battalion Runner, four in 48:96 Breezing training track27/113 at BEL
Battle of Midway, five in 1.00:60 Handily 14/37 at SA
Bronson, four in 50:20 Breezing 9/14 at PBD
Cloud Computing, four in 48:54 Breezing training track 5/113 at BEL
Gormley, six in 1.15:80 Handily 10/11 at SA
Iliad, seven in 1.28:40 Handily 2/3 at SA
Kimbear, four in 47:20 Handily 2/22 at SA
Milton Freewater, five in 1.02:80 Handily 31/37 at SA
Term of Art, five in 59:80 Handily 1/37 at SA
Three Rules, three in 36:28 Breezing 10/35 at GP
Timeline, four in 47:34 Breezing 1/70 at BEL
You're to Blame, four in 47:34 Breezing 1/70 at BEL

April 21
Always Dreaming, four in 1.01:40 Breezing 1/6 at PBD
Hemsworth, four in 1.01:75 Breezing 6/9 at PMM
Gunnevera, five in 1.01:00 Breezing 3/15 at GPW
Irap, one mile in 1:44.00 Breezing 1/1 at KEE
Lookin for Eight, five in 1.01:20 Breezing 17/40 at CD
Pat on the Back, three in 37:00 Breezing 2/7 at CD
Patch, five in 1.01:45 Breezing 2/6 at PBD
Practical Joke, four in 49:80 Breezing 39/67 at KEE
Silver Bullion, four in 49:80 Breezing 37/61 at CD
Sonic Mule, five in 1.01:45 Breezing 2/6 at PBD
State of Honor, five in 1.01:60 Breezing 21/40 at CD
Syndergaard, five in 50:90 Breezing 6/10 at PBD
Talk Logistics, five in 1.01:90 Breezing 7/9 at PMM
Tapwrit, five in 1.01:40 Breezing 7/14 at KEE
Ticonderoga, four in 49:80 Breezing 39/67 at KEE

April 20
Bitumen, four in 47:40 Breezing 2/25 at KEE
Dilettante, four in 49:20 Breezing 9/30 at CD

April 19
Conquest Farenheit, six in 1.11:40 Handily 1/2 at SLR

April 18
Bronze Age, five in 59:00 Handily 1/6 at LA
It's Your Nickel, four in 48:80 Breezing 13/36 at KEE
McCraken, four in 47:80 Breezing 2/17 at CD

April 17
Fire for Effect, five in 1.01:40 Breezing 11/16 at CD
Good Samaritan, five in 1.01:60 Breezing 2/4 at PAY
Hence, five in 1.00:40 Breezing 1/16 at CD
Local Hero, five in 1.00:40 Breezing 1/16 at CD
J Boys Echo, four in 49:20 Breezing 6/10 at CD

April 16
Battle of Midway, four in 48:40 Handily 14/52 at SA
Bound for Nowhere, five in 1:04.00 Breezing 9/9 at KEE
Bronson, four in 50:90 Breezing 6/14 at PBD
Lookin for Eight, four in 48:40 Breezing14/44 at CD
Monaco, four in 50:55 Breezing 8/14 at PBD
O Dionysus, five in 1.01:00 Breezing 2/15 at LRL
Sonic Mule, four in 49:00 Breezing 1/14 at PBD
State of Honor, four in 49:80 Breezing 28/44 at CD
Uncontested, five in 1.03:20 Breezing 33/36 at KEE

April 15
Cool Arrow, four in 47:80 Breezing 1/29 at CDT
En Hanse, four in 47:80 Breezing 1/29 at CDT
Fast and Accurate, five in 59:60 Breezing 1/15 at CDT
Girvin, four in 47:80 Breezing 1/29 at CDT
Gormley, three in 37.80 Handily 13/15 at SA
Guest Suite, four in 49:20 Breezing 49/92 at CD
Gunnevera, five in 1.00:60 Breezing 3/13 at GPW
Hemsworth, four in 49:45 Breezing 13/27 at PMM
Hollywood Handsome, four in 49:00 Breezing 39/92 at CD
Impressive Edge, four in 49:60 Breezing  64/92 at CD
Made You Look, four in 49.66 Breezing training track at BEL

April 14
Action Everyday, five in 50:09 Breezing training track 20/36 at BEL
Always Dreaming, four in 49:55 Breezing 5/14 at PBD
Master Plan, four in 51:60 Breezing synthetic track 1/1 at WSR
Patch, four in 49:45 Breezing 3/14 at PBD
Syndergaard, five in 1.02:30 Breezing 1/2 at PBD
Unbridled Holiday, five in 1.00:90 Breezing 1/4 at PMM

April 13
Classic Rock, five in 58:09 Breezing 1/1 at GP
Conquest Farenheit, six in 1.12:60 Handily 1/3 at SLR
Rapid Dial, four in 48:60 Breezing 5/25 at OP

April 12
Bronze Age, five in 1.00:40 Handily 2/10 at LA

April 11
Giant Payday, four in 49:40 Breezing 11/24 at CD
Parlor, five in 1.00:80 Breezing firm turf 1/5 at KEE
Warrior's Club, three in 35:80 Breezing muddy track 3/6 at OP

April 10
Hence, four in 47:80 6/17 at CD
Local Hero, four in 51:80 16/17 at CD
Silver Bullion, three in 36:80 3/4 at OP
Sonic Mule, four in 50:20 7/9 at PBD

April 9
Bound for Nowhere, five in 59:60 Breezing firm turf 2/6 at KEE
Eastport, four in 49:00 Breezing 14/46 at KEE
Lookin at Lee, four in 51:00 Breezing 19/24 at OP
Untrapped, four in 51:00 Breezing 19/24 at OP
West Coast, five in 1.00:20 Breezing 3/56 at SA


April 8
Action Everyday, four in 48:25 Breezing training track 9/98 at BEL
Classic Empire, four in 50.00 Breezing 1/2 at WND
Convict Pike, four in 49:00 Breezing 44/118 at KEE
Fast and Accurate, four in 47:60 Breezing 4/16 at CDT
Good Samaritan, four in 48:20 Breezing firm turf 6/18 at PAY
Hemsworth, five in 1.02:00 Breezing 8/11 at PMM
Made You Look, four in 48:25 Breezing training track 9/98 at BEL
Malagacy, five in 1.01:45 Breezing 2/7 at PBD
No Dozing, five in 1.01:00 1/17 at TAM
O Dionysus, five in 1.02:00 Breezing 24/38 at LRL
One Liner, five in 1.01:80 Breezing 4/7 at PBD
Perro Rojo, four in 48:60 Breezing 24/118 at KEE
Petrov, four in 50:00 Breezing 13/23 at OP
Resiliency, five in 1.01:60 Breezing 16/49 at KEE
Rowdy the Warrior, four in 1.01:80 Breezing 13/20 at OP
Souper Tapit, five in 1.00:80 Breezing 5/49 at KEE
Syndergaard, five in 1.01:80 Breezing 4/7 at PBD
Uncontested, four in 48:80 Breezing 33/118 at KEE

April 7,
Conquest Farenheit, five in 1.00:40 Handily 12/27 at SLR
Rockin Rudy, six in 1.15:40 Handily 24/29 at SA
Silver Dust, five in 59:40 Breezing 1/18 at OP
Society Beau, five in 1.00:20 Breezing 1/7 at CD

April 6
Bronze Age, four in 47:20 Handily 2/12 at LA
Rapid Dial, four in 49:80 Breezing 14/24 at OP


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Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2016 Kentucky Derby were:
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2. EXAGGERATOR (second)
3. GUN RUNNER (third)
4. BRODY'S CAUSE (seventh)
5. OUTWORK (fourteenth)

For the first time, Downey put together a superfecta part wheel for subscribers. The cost for a $1 ticket was $88, and we were fortunate enough to see that bet hit and pay $542.10.

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2. NYQUIST (first)
3. MY MAN SAM (eleventh)
4. WHITMORE (nineteenth)
5. MO TOM (eighth)

The Commish stuck to his guns with Exaggerator in the Preakness, and he won the race.

 

Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2015 Kentucky Derby were:
1. AMERICAN PHAROAH (first)
2. DORTMUND (third)
3. FROSTED (fourth)
4. FIRING LINE (second)
5. DANZIG MOON (fifth)

The Commish picked:
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2. DORTMUND (third)
3. FIRING LINE (second)
4. FROSTED (fourth)
5. CARPE DIEM (tenth)

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We cover other special events from time to time. In 2015, Dick Downey worked for The Louisville Courier-Journal alongside five-time Eclipse Award winner Jennie Rees during the newspaper's coverage of the Breeders' Cup. The Downey Profile has covered every race of the Kentucky Downs meet for several years.

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The Downey Profile endeavors to focus on a Top Four, thus eliminating 80% of most Kentucky Derby fields.

In 2003, both Funny Cide and Empire Maker made the Top Four. They made up the exacta, paying $97.00. Smarty Jones ranked in our Top Four in 2004, and we picked him to win. In our notes and picks immediately prior to the 2005 Kentucky Derby, we wrote: 

--"Giacomo is the best bridesmaid in the country."
--"Giacomo moves up from thirteenth in the Total Points Profile (to fifth in the Performance Points Category); consistently hits board."

Giacomo won the  2005 Kentucky Derby at 50-1 odds, the second-highest odds winner in the history of the race.

In 2006, another horse from The Downey Profile Top Four won the Kentucky Derby. Barbaro ranked third in The Downey Profile. Downey made the mistake of picking another horse to win. Top-ranked Brother Derek dead-heated for fourth with Jazil, who was co-fourth weight in the Downey Profile. The result: Three of the Derby top five finishers came from the Downey Profile Top Four.

In 2007, Nobiz Like Shobiz and Scat Daddy were tied for top spot in the Downey Profile Rankings, and they were picked on top here. Street Sense was the next choice in Downey's final picks. In Our Short Comments Two Days Before the Derby: "Had (Street Sense) won the Blue Grass by a nose instead of losing it by a nose, he would be a Top Four horse in the Downey Profile. As things stand, he's ranked sixth. Considering he's only raced twice at age two--a significant drawback in the Downey Profile--his ranking is very good, and would be phenomenal but for a nose." From our Profile Busters Profile Section: "Hard Spun meets five of the PBP factors and leads all others....   Street Sense meets four of the PBP factors. Street Sense and Hard Spun finished one-two.

In 2008, Big Brown, the 2-1 favorite in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, was not kind to the Profle, and vice-versa. Frankly, this Derby was kind of strange to us.

In 2009,  Pioneerof the Nile was top-ranked and finished second; Papa Clem was third-ranked and finished fourth. Mine That Bird's ranking in our Total Points Profile was 16th, but he jumped to 10th in the Performance Points Only Profile. That was a significant jump, like Giacomo's in 2005, but we reasoned that he was still 10th, best case. Lesson learned perhaps.

In 2010, Ice Box ranked second in The Downey Profile, and he topped the Performance Points Only Category. We picked him to win, and despite his poor performances since the Kentucky Derby, we still believe he was the best horse on Derby day and failed to win only after being blocked and steadied multiple times in the stretch. The winner, Super Saver, was one of two horses identified in our Profile Busters Profile, and Downey pegged him third before the race.

In 2011, the Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, was in the Top Four, ranked fourth in The Downey Profile, and won the race by 2 3/4 lengths at 20-1 odds. We also do a Profile Busters Profile. Only two horses made that list, and one of them, Nehro, finished second in the Derby. We liked Shackleford. He set the pace and finished fourth, beaten less than a length for second, then went on to win the Preakness.

In 2012, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was a Profile Buster Profile horse, as was second finsher Bodemeister. Third finisher Dullahan was a Downey Profile Top 4 horse. I'll Have Another and Bodemeister repeated their one-two finish in the Preakness, and Downey Profile Top 4 horse Creative Cause was third. Union Rags, a Downey Profile Top 4 horse, won the Belmont Stakes. Downey also had Paynter and Atigun, who ran two-three, in his Belmont Top 4. Union Rags and Optimizer were the only Derby horses to run in the Belmont.

All in all, we were pleased with the outcome of the 2013 Derby. Orb was a Profile Buster horse that we reported on our Subscription Page had perhaps the best pre-Derby workout at Churchill Downs and who was doing well there. Revolutionary was a Downey Profile Top 4 who ran third, as was Normandy Invasion, the fourth finisher. Mylute, the fifth finisher, was a Profile Buster. There was little way to pick Golden Soul to run second, but we said this about him shortly before the Kentucky on our Subscription Page in Segment 22 NOTES:  "Golden Soul was described by trainer Stewart as being a horse that would be "the longer they go, the better" back on Jan. 20. I think that Stewart's opinion was on target, and it might be worth a few extra dollars to put this horse underneath in the exotics. However, I do not believe he can win."

In 2014, three of our Downey Profile Top 4 horses finished first, third and fifth in the Kentucky Derby. California Chrome was our pick to win. Danza had a chance to get second but had to settle for third after being bumped hard by stablemate Vinceremos. Samraat was fifth.

In 2015, we are pleased to say that American Pharoah ranked in the Top 4 and that he was Downey's choice, and the choice of Greg Johnson, to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. He put in A workout at Churchill Downs for the Derby that was exactly what you want to see in a horse that's ready to roll in the Derby, and Downey was there with track clockers to see it. In addition, Downey's top 5 selections in the Kentucky Derby ran one-through-five.

In 2016, Nyquist, a Top Four horse in the Downey Profile, won the Kentucky Derby. Exaggerator, also in the Downey Profile Top Four, finished second in the Derby and went on to win the Preakness. Gun Runner, third in the Kentucky Derby was also a Top Four horse. Downey picked these horses one-two-three in the Derby, and they ran one-two-three.



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