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James Scully

James Scully is a passionate sports analyst who grew up traveling to various sporting events around the country. James follows the NFL and NCAA, but also plays golf and other sports as time allows. Whether it be pro or college football, basketball, baseball…James can share solid insight with actionable information. When James isn’t watching sports, he can be found handicapping horse racing and playing golf. Twitter: @James_Scully111

Tiz the Bomb: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Tiz the Bomb: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-07T01:53:57.000ZJames Scully

Tiz the Bomb secured his Kentucky Derby berth by recording a convincing win in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park, registering top-notch 101 Brisnet Speed and 105 Late Pace ratings for the 2 1/4-length decision.
Simplification: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Simplification: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-07T00:06:01.000ZJames Scully

The bay Florida-bred colt settled nicely from off the pace before charging to a convincing win in the Fountain of Youth (G2).
Tawny Port: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Tawny Port: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-06T21:03:17.000ZJames Scully

Tawny Port confirmed himself as a Kentucky Derby participant when capturing the April 16 Lexington S. (G3), his first win on a dirt track.
Pioneer of Medina: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Pioneer of Medina: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-06T20:33:23.000ZJames Scully

Pioneer of Medina barely made the 20-horse cut for the Kentucky Derby, qualifying by virtue of a fourth in the Risen Star (G2) and a third in the Louisiana Derby (G2) in his first two stakes outings.
Barber Road: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Barber Road: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-06T17:26:47.000ZJames Scully

Barber Road will bring a late kick to the Kentucky Derby, rallying to finish second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), Southwest (G3), and Smarty Jones, and third in the Rebel (G2), all at Oaklawn Park.
Cyberknife: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Cyberknife: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-06T16:15:13.000ZJames Scully

Cyberknife has always been well-regarded by his connections, but he didn’t meet expectations early in his career.
Zozos: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Zozos: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-06T15:02:46.000ZJames Scully

Zozos punched his Kentucky Derby ticket in the 1 3/16-mile Louisiana Derby (G2), finishing second to Epicenter by 2 1/2 lengths in his lone qualifying race.
White Abarrio: Kentucky Derby contender profile
White Abarrio: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-02T18:33:12.307ZJames Scully

White Abarrio will be the most accomplished Kentucky Derby (G1) runner from Florida, having recorded wins in the Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull (G3), and the gray Kentucky-bred colt ran well when making his two-turn debut in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs last fall.
Zandon: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Zandon: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-02T18:26:41.817ZJames Scully

Zandon exits an impressive win in the Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland, closing last-to-first in the final three furlongs to score going away by 2 1/2 lengths.
Summer Is Tomorrow: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Summer Is Tomorrow: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-05-02T15:03:30.906ZJames Scully

Summer Is Tomorrow carried his speed to a runner-up finish in the UAE Derby (G2), earning a Kentucky Derby (G1) berth in his first two-turn start.
Taiba: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Taiba: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-04-29T20:52:24.054ZJames Scully

Following a smashing win in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), Taiba will try to become the first three-year-old to win the Kentucky Derby in his third start since Leonatus in 1883.
Messier: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Messier: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-04-29T20:23:05.000ZJames Scully

Messier will bring excellent form to the Kentucky Derby, after recording a 15-length win in the Robert B. Lewis (G3) and a runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (G1).
Happy Jack: Kentucky Derby contender profile
Happy Jack: Kentucky Derby contender profile

2022-04-29T20:01:16.718ZJames Scully

Happy Jack exits a pair of fast races, the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and San Felipe (G2), and he earned enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby by finishing a non-threatening third in both.