Back then, the top 20 in the most awaited Kentucky Derby event in terms of points were between 21 to 30 points. That has been taking place from 2013 to 2019. But this year, there’s a significant change.
Just like the other fans who have been surprised with the results, experts stated their surprise by seeing the all-time high threshold. It is because the Bodexpress has made it in with forty points. It is 10 points bigger than the previous threshold. In a nutshell, it is a small deal to overlook.
In the 2019 competitive year, Japanese contender Master Fencer influenced the trail through the invitation. And we have seen a pretty similar situation for the 2020 competition. The Japanese and European horses are competing in the top 18 in points as well. Here are a few changes that we can easily notice.
Mr. Monomoy, at first, is 52 points. He took the lead in the 1st division of the Risen Star Stake. For those who haven’t known, he is the half-brother of Monomoy Girl. Trained and pampered by Brad Cox, it deserves a good amount of points because of his fantastic records.
Then we have Modernism which is 50 points. This horse has been in the Risen Star’s second division. That’s why only few people already noticed the talents of the horse. However, it will likely come as the qualifier. Trained by Bill Mott, it has the chance for victory. Also, a trivial thing that you shouldn’t overlook from this Bill Mott trainee is the fact that he is the son of Uncle Mo. Although Uncle Mo does not show up because of his health condition, we can see his son on the court later.
Storm the Court is on the bubble. The 2 year old champ has pretty impressive records with the seven-furlong San Vicente. Trained by Peter Euron, he has two more opportunities to attain the significant points to compete in the competition.
Then we have the son of Constitution namely Tiz the Law who has already made three starts in the Kentucky Derby points races. The achievements were quite impressive. Tiz the Law has won two and running third in other Kentucky Derby events. In the upcoming Florida Derby G1, Tiz the Law should use the opportunity to qualify. He needs to struggle to earn his spot in the upcoming Kentucky Derby as well.
The other folk that put under radar is Major Fed. As sounding similar to other experts, our expert also suggests that this horse indeed has such a great impression at 20 points. On the bubble, both the trainer and the trainee should be able to manage the achievement in the Louisiana Derby G2.
Thousand Words is at 20 points. On the bubble, it will give others go with the Los Alamitos Futurity G2 and Robert B. Lewis G3.
Besides the “On” and “in”, you might get interested to see how’s there in their counterparts. Some horses are out of the bubble. They are:
- Independence Hall, 14 points
- Silver State, 14 points
- Azul Coast, 14 points
- Anneau d’Or, 12 points
- NY Traffic, 10 points
- Gouverneur Morris, 4 points
- Shotski, 14 points
- Maxfield, 10 points
- Dennis’ Moment, 10 points
- Eight Rings, 10 points
- Sole Volante, 10 points
- Authentic, 10 points
- Gold Street, 10 points
- Three Technique, 4 points
- Nadal, 0 points