New Leader On Top Of Kentucky Derby Media Poll

The Kentucky Derby Media poll underwent a major change this week with Bolt d’Oro being displaced on top of the media poll, thanks to an impressive performance by Justify over the weekend.

The two horses went head to head at the Santa Anita Derby, with Justify winning by three lengths, and Bolt d’Oro finishing second, which was the biggest reason for the jump up the standings for justify.

Thanks to his second place finish, Bolt d’Oro has gone from the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby to one of the contenders that have a chance to win if Justify doesn’t perform well.

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In third place is Audible, who finished second last week. Audible won the Florida Derby last weekend, giving him his fourth win in five starts, but he didn’t move up the rankings this week because of Justify’s impressive performance at the Santa Anita Derby.

Mendelssohn, who finished third in the poll last week also dropped a spot thanks to Justify’s performance. He will likely remain at this position until the Kentucky Derby because he doesn’t have any other races before then.

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Magnum Moon also dropped a spot this week because of Justify’s jump, and is currently fifth in the media poll. Magnum Moon still has a chance to improve his ranking if he wins at this weekend’s Arkansas Derby.

NBC’s Larry Collmus, who will announce the Kentucky Derby this year, was very impressed with Justify’s performance over the weekend.

“Justify earned his spot at the top of my list with that performance,” Collmus said. “Bolt d’Oro looked solid, too.”

Here are the top 10 horses according to the latest Kentucky Derby media poll:

Kentucky Derby Media Poll (Week 7)

Horse (1st-place votes) Points Previous
1. Justify (15) 480 5
2. Bolt d’Oro (1) 437 1
3. Audible (2) 427 2
4. Mendelssohn (4) 422 3
5. Magnum Moon 411 4
6. Good Magic (2) 401 6
7. Vino Rosso (1) 328 N/R
8. Noble Indy 277 8
9. Solomini 276 7
10. Flameaway 265 14

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