2016 WinStar Fantasy Derby
Starts: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PDT
Contest ends: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PDT
2016 WinStar Fantasy Derby
Tiebreaker Question:
What will the attendance be on Blue Grass Stakes day at Keeneland, April 9, 2016?
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Your rank in the contest is: of 9 with earnings of $0
Name Sire Trainer More Info Earnings
AIROFORCE Colonel John Mark E. Casse Profile $0
BRODY'S CAUSE Giant's Causeway Dale L. Romans Profile $0
EXAGGERATOR Curlin J. Keith Desormeaux Profile $0
GREENPOINTCRUSADER Bernardini Dominick Schettino Profile $0
MO TOM Uncle Mo Thomas M. Amoss Profile $0
MOHAYMEN Tapit Kiaran P. McLaughlin Profile $0
MOR SPIRIT Eskendereya Bob Baffert Profile $0
NYQUIST Uncle Mo Doug F. O'Neill Profile $0
SWIPE Birdstone J. Keith Desormeaux Profile $0
TOM'S READY More Than Ready Dallas Stewart Profile $0
UNBRIDLED OUTLAW Unbridled's Song Dale L. Romans Profile $0
UNCLE WALTER Uncle Mo Michael J. Maker Profile $0
Carpe Diem Group
first group
1 2 3 Name Sex Sire Trainer More Info
AWESOME BANNER Undefeated multiple graded stakes winner. Impressive wins in the Swale and Hutcheson Stakes (G2 and G3, respectively) this colt is looking to continue his winning fashion, and is certainly one ready to be a standout. C Awesome of Course Stanley I. Gold Profile
DESTIN A gusty maiden win at Belmont, with a 2nd at Gulfstream in December sent this horse to the LeComte S. He ran 4th in the Lecomte S., with a late closing run. Should he sit closer next time, and make a huge closing run he should be competitive next time out in graded stakes company. C Giant's Causeway Todd A. Pletcher Profile
DISCREETNESS This colt certainly knows how to win as he has 4 times now, and twice in stakes company. He has yet to win in graded stakes company though, and seems to falter once he is against tougher competition. Will need to improve to be a top future Derby contender. C Discreet Cat William H. Fires Profile
ESPOSITO While this colt has been consistently hitting the board, and broke his maiden at Del Mar; finishing 3rd in a stake at Remington doesn't stand out too much against many of the colts in this list. He has much left to prove before putting him near the top. C Ghostzapper Thomas F. Proctor Profile
FLEXIBILITY Proven in graded stakes company with a win in the Jerome S. and hitting the board in the Nashua and Remson S. in tough company. He had to fight for fourth in the Withers S. and should continue to get better with experience. C Bluegrass Cat Chad C. Brown Profile
LAOBAN This colt hasn't gotten a win yet, and will certainly need to do so before getting a lot of trust about his class if he wants to head to the Derby. Impressive for a maiden to hit the board in graded stakes company though. C Uncle Mo Eric J. Guillot Profile
MAILBU SUNSET Recently broke his maiden in his first start. Inexperienced, pedigree would say he should get better with experience. C Bernardini Wayne M. Catalano Profile
NYQUIST Nothing negative to say about this undefeated son of the hot sire, Uncle Mo. He was a definite winner in the BC juvenile, and should improve with distance and C Uncle Mo Doug F. O'Neill Profile
PORTFOLIO MANAGER This colt has yet to get a maiden win, but with a 3rd place finish in the Champagne S. his second time out, he should improve with experience. I think a confidence boosting win in the future will help set this colt on the fast track to success. C Harlan's Holiday Chad C. Brown Profile
SARATOGA MISCHIEF Pletcher knows how to win big races, and seems to believe in this colt. Saratoga Mischief stepped up in class after breaking his maiden in Saratoga this past summer to run in the G2 Saratoga Special. A hard run left him in 2nd. I think we will be seeing a lot more from this colt as he shows talent even without experience. C Into Mischief Todd A. Pletcher Profile
SWIPE This horse has tried and tried, and with 4 seconds on his record in Grade 1 & Grade 2 company, this colt has just been a bit unlucky. One of the top in this 3yo crop right now, and after a trying second in the BC juvenile, he should be hungry for a win next time out. C Birdstone J. Keith Desormeaux Profile
UNCLE WALTER Has hit the board in each of his three starts so far, with a recent 3rd in the Lecomte. This Uncle Mo colt should appreciate added distance and experience. C Uncle Mo Michael J. Maker Profile
Pioneerof the Nile Group
second group
1 2 3 Name Sex Sire Trainer More Info
BRODY'S CAUSE Proved to be competitive after his impressive win at Keeneland in the fall, and again in the BC juvenile. Should continue to improve with more races. C Giant's Causeway Dale L. Romans Profile
CHERRY WINE It took five starts for this colt to break his maiden but since then he has gone on to annex a first level allowance race impressively. Dale Romans knows how to get a three year old to peak on the first Saturday in May and this colt could do that. C Paddy O'Prado Dale L. Romans Profile
DANZING CANDY This colt answered a lot of questions with a dominating first level allowance race score. If he keeps improving he could make some noise in the next several prep races. C Twirling Candy Clifford W. Sise, Jr. Profile
HOLLYWOOD DON He had an impressive early campaign in California with a stakes win coming out of maiden company, and a 3rd in the G1 Front Runner, but has faltered since a 9th place finish in the BC juvenile turf. Will need to get back to his earlier running style, and start favoring the dirt if he wants to head to the Derby. C Tapit Peter Miller Profile
I'MALREADYTHERE This colt has been consitently hitting the board in listed stake and graded stakes company alike, but will need to improve a little more if he wants to grab a win against this 3 year old crop before the Derby. G Crown of Thorns Jerry Hollendorfer Profile
MATT KING COAL Although to took 3 times to break his maiden, he has improved with every start. I'm sure he will be making his way into stake company in a race or two. A $250k 2 yr old purchase, this colt shows speed, and will be looking to continue hitting the board in stakes company. C Cool Coal Man Linda Rice Profile
MO TOM Has hit the board in each of his starts with a win in the Lecomte S. (G3). This horse will get better with distance, and time. He's going be one to watch as he stretches out. C Uncle Mo Thomas M. Amoss Profile
MOHAYMEN Moyhamen has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with when winning the Holy Bull S. against tough company with absolute ease. With an undefeated record and three G2 wins, this son of Tapit will be one to watch when he contests other undefeated BC superstar Nyquist. C Tapit Kiaran P. McLaughlin Profile
MY MAN SAM A Trappe Shot colt, out of an Arch mare so this pedigree wants distance and dirt. He recently broke his maiden at Aqueduct, so he lacks experience that many have at this point. C Trappe Shot Chad C. Brown Profile
OUTWORK This colt broke his maiden at Keeneland in the fall, and is entered to run against allowance company on 2/6. From a good family being by Uncle Mo, a top 2yr old with speed in his day, and out of an Empire Maker mare, this colt should be a classic horse if he continues to run well. C Uncle Mo Todd A. Pletcher Profile
RIKER This colt was on a five race winning streak showing he was confident in stakes company, but faltered in the BC juvenile this past fall. Hasn't run since the BC, so hoping that he will bounce back after a 4 month layoff before his next race. C Include Nicholas Gonzalez Profile
TOEWS ON ICE Another colt for Bob Baffert, this one has won in graded stakes company, and placed second in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity. With a recent 6th in the Smarty Jones S., he needs to bounce back if Baffert is hoping to have another competitive Derby colt. C Archarcharch Bob Baffert Profile
Revolutionary Group
fourth group
1 2 3 Name Sex Sire Trainer More Info
ADVENTIST He ran a good 3rd in the withers last time out, and should improve with more racing experience. C Any Given Saturday Leah Gyarmati Profile
AWESOME SPEED This son of Awesome Again has been on a win streak since breaking his maiden and heading into stakes company. You can't deny he can win, but has yet to step up into Graded stakes company. He will be one to watch when he steps up in class. C Awesome Again Alan E. Goldberg Profile
COCKED AND LOADED Hasn't won since September, but won at Churchill with ease in the Iroquois. If he can replay that run in his races up to the Derby, he should be looking at an exciting 3 yo campaign. C Colonel John Larry Rivelli Profile
EXAGGERATOR This son of Curlin is certainly proving to be one to watch after his win the $1M Delta Jackpot, and impressive win in Saratoga last summer. He also ran a solid second to Brody's Cause in the Breeder's Futurity, and was bested again by him in the BC juvenile. This colt looks to be improving, but has to step up to best Nyquist and Brody's Cause in the future. C Curlin J. Keith Desormeaux Profile
GETTYSBURG Son of Triple Crown sire, Pioneerof the Nile has hit the board twice, with a win in his last maiden start at Gulfstream. He is still inexperienced, and has yet to run in stakes company. This colt has a lot left to prove if he hopes to running on the first Saturday in May this year. C Pioneerof the Nile Todd A. Pletcher Profile
GUN RUNNER Gun Runner's pedigree screams distance on the dirt, and will be lying low on the radar until he grabs a graded stakes placing or win. Strong wins at Keeneland and Churchill Downs show he is one to keep an eye on though. C Candy Ride (ARG) Steven M. Asmussen Profile
MOR SPIRIT Bob Baffert has his guns loaded, and is hungry for another Derby winner. This horse has proven himself as a grade 1 winner already, and looks to be an exciting 3 year old. This one is definitely being pointed towards the classics, and is on the right track to giving Baffert another shot at a Derby win. R Eskendereya Bob Baffert Profile
SAIL AHOY He has been consistent since breaking his maiden at Belmont this past September, running 2 4ths and a third in Grade 2 and Grade 1 company. Looks to be a steady horse that will improve with distance and experience. C Bernardini Claude R. McGaughey III Profile
SHAGAF This colt in undefeated in 2 starts at the maiden and allowance level. Inexperienced, but shows talent and from a family that like distance. C Bernardini Chad C. Brown Profile
UNBRIDLED OUTLAW Other than breaking his maiden and finishing 3rd in the Iroquois, this colt hasn't done a lot to make a huge impression. He will need to improve this spring if he hopes to make it to the top. C Unbridled's Song Dale L. Romans Profile
VORTICITY This is a colt to not count out yet with 2 wins, and hitting the board twice in graded stakes company. This son of Distorted Humor, out of a Flatter mare will like the added distance, and is improving with experience. C Distorted Humor James L. Lawrence, II Profile
ZULU Another colt by Bernardini has made it to the list, and so far this colt has 2 wins and remains undefeated in maiden and allowance company. Trained by Pletcher and owned by Coolmore and Stonestreet, you can be sure this colt has big things ahead of him. Keep watch to see how he handles the big guns once he steps into stakes company. C Bernardini Todd A. Pletcher Profile
Super Saver Group
Third Group
1 2 3 Name Sex Sire Trainer More Info
AIROFORCE This son of Colonel John was a 2015 Eclipse Award finalist. With 2 graded stakes wins under his belt, and an trying 2nd in the BC Juvenile will make him one to watch in his 3 year old campaign. C Colonel John Mark E. Casse Profile
COLLECTED Hasn't run as many times as some of his competitors, but hasn’t shown a reason to count him out with a Grade 3 win in the Sham Stakes, and a 2nd in the Cecil DeMile S. (G3). He beat many of his competitors on this list in the Sham S., including Let's Meet in Rio and Laoban. Should only improve with time. C City Zip Bob Baffert Profile
CONQUEST BIG E This colt has shown he has talent in his morning works, and ran a moving fourth in the Holy Bull S. that shows he has the run to match. This son of Tapit is going to need to step though if he wants to continue to run against the likes of Mohaymen. C Tapit Mark E. Casse Profile
CONQUEST WINDYCITY Another Mark Casse trainee looking to have a solid 3 year old year. This son of Tiznow is quite inexperienced with only a maiden win, second, and a 4th place finish in the Iroquois S. against Cocked and Loaded. He is bred to go the distance on the dirt, and with a confidence boost with a maiden win, he should get better with time and adding distance. C Tiznow Mark E. Casse Profile
ECONOMIC MODEL This son of Flatter is already graded stakes placed in just two races. An impressive maiden win in Saratoga, and a second in the Swale S. at the end of January, this colt is just getting started. C Flatter Chad C. Brown Profile
FELLOWSHIP Fellowship is one of the more experienced horses in this list with 9 starts as of right now between his 2 and 3 year old year. He has won in stakes company, and placed a strong 3rd in the Holy Bull S. against the likes of Moyhamen and Greenpointcrusader, and with that will be laying a bit higher up on the radar than he previously had. C Awesome of Course Stanley I. Gold Profile
GIFT BOX Chad Brown certainly knows how to get a horse to the winner's circle, and seems like he certainly believes in Gift Box. This colt went from winning in maiden company, to running a strong 3rd in the Remsen S. Keep this one on the radar. C Twirling Candy Chad C. Brown Profile
GREENPOINTCRUSADER This grade 1 winning son of Bernardini has proved to be one of the top in this 3yo class with a win in the Champagne, and a strong second to Mohaymen in the Holy Bull. Keep watch of him, as he will be looking to grab another big win and have an exciting 3 year old year. C Bernardini Dominick Schettino Profile
LET'S MEET IN RIO Seems to be stepping up his game with a good effort for 2nd in the Sham S. after breaking his maiden. His pedigree wants distance, and I think this colt will improve with experience. C Flatter Bob Baffert Profile
SUNNY RIDGE A win in the Withers S. and multiple top 3 placings puts this horse as another consitent runner in the bunch. He seems to be improving with distance, and experience, and is holding his own against many of the other colts on the list. He is not one to count out. G Holy Bull Jason Servis Profile
TOM'S READY Recently finished 2nd in the Lecomte S. at the Fairgrounds. He's been hit or miss in graded stakes company with an 8th in the KY Jockey Club this past fall, and a second in the Lecomte recently. Will need to step up with consistency in hitting the board if he wants to be competitive against the top in his 3yo class. C More Than Ready Dallas Stewart Profile