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2007 Kentucky Derby Contenders

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Twin Spires

Churchill Downs home of the Kentucky Derby

� Cindy Pierson Dulay
Updated April 24, 2007

Here is my ongoing look at some of the top contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2007. There will be lots of changes between now and when the entries are drawn on Wednesday, May 3rd, so check back weekly for updates. All the preps are over now and it is less than two weeks before the big day!

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. Jockey assignments are pretty much up in the air at this point and are based on who rode the horse last. The Experimental Free Handicap was released on January 25, and the dual qualifiers are now noted with a star by their dosage index. Early Triple Crown nominations closed on January 20 and were released on February 4, with late nominations closing on March 26.

Triple Crown quick links:

HorseTrainerJockeyDosage
Any Given SaturdayPletcher2.67 *Bejarano
Bwana BullHollendorfer3.40Baze
Circular QuayPletcher2.08 *Gomez
Cobalt BlueO'Neill1.55Espinoza
Cowtown CatPletcher2.60Dominguez
CurlinAsmussen4.00Albarado
DominicanMiller4.33Bejarano
E Z WarriorBaffert3.00Flores
Great HunterO'Neill3.00 *Nakatani
Hard SpunJones2.67Pino
LiquidityO'Neill1.86 *Nakatani
Nobiz Like ShobizTagg1.44 *Velasquez
Officer RocketHolthus3.00Borel
Scat DaddyPletcher2.47 *Velazquez
StormelloCurrin2.67 *Desormeaux
Street SenseNafzger2.14 *Borel
Summer DoldrumsViolette3.67Luzzi
TeuflesbergSanders2.27Elliott
TiagoShirreffs1.91Smith
XchangerShuman3.00Bravo
ZanjeroAsmussen3.50Gomez
Off the Trail
Adore the GoldGorham2.20out
Buffalo ManGamolati1.43ankle injury
KetchikanStall2.11injured
King of the RoxyPletcher3.00 *Preakness maybe
NotionalO'Neill2.33injured
RavelPletcher3.00leg injury

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