The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: The Final Countdown

by | 04.15.2019 | 4:37pm
Omaha Beach in the post parade before the Arkansas Derby

The points are all in, and the top candidates are being prepared to make their voyages to Louisville.

Jockey Mike Smith has a big decision to make over the next couple of weeks, as he rode both Roadster and Omaha Beach in their Grade 1 victories on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Omaha Beach was especially impressive this weekend in the Arkansas Derby, and I'm just hoping he didn't exert too much effort to come up short on the first Saturday in May with just a three-week turnaround. Conversely, Anothertwistafate was slightly disappointing in the Lexington, and he may require several defections to make the main body of the field.

Typically, one or two scratches from the field will occur before entries are taken, so the connections of the 21st through 25th-ranked points earners are all keeping their fingers crossed. In order, those horses are: Bodexpress (40), Signalman (38), Anothertwistafate (38), Sueno (32), and Bourbon War (31).

Omaha Beach
1st
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
137.5
Derby Points
Tacitus
2nd
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
150
Derby Points
Roadster
3rd
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
100
Derby Points
Code of Honor
4th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
74
Derby Points
Game Winner
5th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
85
Derby Points
Win Win Win
6th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
50
Derby Points
Tax
7th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
52
Derby Points
War Of Will
8th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
60
Derby Points
Improbable
9th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
65
Derby Points
By My Standards
10th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
100
Derby Points
Cutting Humor
11th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
50
Derby Points
Vekoma
12th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
110
Derby Points
Plus Que Parfait
13th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
104
Derby Points
Long Range Toddy
14th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
53.5
Derby Points
Haikal
15th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
70
Derby Points
Spinoff
16th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
40
Derby Points
Country House
17th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
50
Derby Points
Anothertwistafate
18th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
30
Derby Points
Maximum Security
19th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
100
Derby Points
Master Fencer
20th
Paulick Report Ranking
Next Expected Start
Connections
Pedigree
Japan RTKD
Derby Points
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