Kentucky Derby Points Standings Update 146

Below, a complete Kentucky Derby points standings update. Before last year’s Kentucky Derby, the cutoff point for horses that qualified for the Derby ranged from 21-30 points. Last year, Bodexpress needed 40 points to qualify for the Derby thanks to Japanese contender Master Fencer accepting an invitation.

This year, European and Japanese horses are also eligible to participate in the Kentucky Derby, which will likely raise the number of points needed to qualify for the Derby.
After another weekend of prep races, it is time to take a look at the point’s leaders to determine which horses will likely qualify for the Kentucky Derby.

Expected to qualify:

Ete Indien, 54 points

He bounced back from a second-place finish at the Holy Bull by winning Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes and now leads the Derby prep season with 54 points.

Mr. Monomoy, 52 points

He won the Risen Star in February, which gave him enough qualification points for the Kentucky Derby. However, his trainer announced that they noticed “some pressure in an ankle,” which has led to the horse being taken off the Derby trail.

Modernist, 50 points

Modernist has looked good in 2020, winning his last two events. With two wins in four races, he has earned enough points to participate in the Kentucky Derby.

Horses on Kentucky Derby Points Standings Bubble

Kentucky Derby Points Standings Update

Enforceable, 33 points

In the past, 30 points would be enough to guarantee a spot in the Kentucky Derby, but after last year, it doesn’t look like it will be enough. He finished second at the Risen Star after winning the Lecomonte in January. He should earn enough points to qualify for the Derby with a good performance at the Louisiana Derby.

Storm the Court, 22 points

He followed up a win at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with a disappointing fourth place finish at San Vincente.

Candy Tycoon, 20 points

He finished second at the Fountain of Youth Stakes and is expected back on the track at the Florida Derby at the end of the month. A win there will give him enough points to qualify for the Derby.

March 5, 2020 by : Posted in 2020 No Comments

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