Keeler Johnson's Kentucky Derby Top 10 -- 3/29/18
Question—what do Bravazo, Combatant, Free Drop Billy, Mississippi, Promises Fulfilled, Quip, and Reride have in common?Answer—they’re all contenders for the 2018 Kentucky Derby and they all scored their maiden victories at Churchill Downs, where the Derby is held each year.
While experience over the main track at Churchill Downs certainly isn’t a bad thing for a Derby contender, you might be surprised at how many years have passed since horse that broke its maiden at Churchill Downs was last seen in the winner’s circle of the Kentucky Derby. If you can name the horse and the year (it might not be easy!), you’ll be amply rewarded—leave a comment on this post with your guess, and if your answer is correct, you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win a hat sporting the name and silks of the Australian superstar race mare Winx. Start your research!
None of the above-mentioned horses are ranked in my latest Kentucky Derby Top 10, though with major prep races coming up every Saturday for the next several weeks, that could change in a hurry. Here’s how I rank the contenders for the time being….
- Bolt d’Oro
- Good Magic
- Magnum Moon
- Noble Indy
- Catholic Boy