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Kentucky Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report: Gotham Stakes

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March 13th, 2018

Enticed was kept wide the entire way from post 9 and rallied to win the March 10 Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct going away. He registered an excellent 104 BRIS Speed rating for the 2 ¾-length decision, equaling Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Promises Fulfilled for the top figure so far in the Championship Series of the Kentucky Derby qualifying system.

It’s the same Speed rating posted a day later by Justify, who was bet down to 6-1 favoritism among individual interests in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) following the scintillating allowance win at Santa Anita.

Enticed’s performance did come at a one-turn mile distance but the Medaglia d’Oro colt is bred to relish longer distances on both sides of his pedigree.

Winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) in his juvenile finale, Enticed entered 2018 as a well-regarded Kentucky Derby contender but his reputation took a hit with a well-beaten fourth in his sophomore return, the February 3 Holy Bull (G2). That led to him being included among “All Others” in Pool 3 of the KDFW.

Junior Alvarado, who was replaced by Joel Rosario in the Holy Bull, regained the mount for Kiaran McLaughlin and Enticed garnered a career-best 95 BRIS Late Pace number for the visually-impressive finish.

Old Time Revival put away another need-the-lead type through lively opening splits and easily held second after being overhauled with about a sixteenth of a mile remaining, outperforming his 35-1 odds in his first graded attempt. A speedy son of Brethren, Old Time Revival finished last when opening the year in the 7-furlong Frank Whitely at Laurel but was exiting an improved performance in the February 17 Miracle Wood at the Maryland track, recording a neck second at 34-1. The Kenneth Blacker trainee has yet to try a two-turn distance from six career outings.

Free Drop Billy offered a belated bid for third after rating toward the back of the pack in the early stages and received a 96 BRIS Speed rating, a decline of three points from an encouraging runner-up effort in the Holy Bull. This wasn’t the performance connections were looking for when scratching him from the Fountain of Youth a week earlier.

Firenze Fire was never a factor checking in fourth and has failed to run back to his best juvenile performance (96 BRIS Speed rating) from three starts this year.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby series determines eligibility and a 35-race schedule is divided between the Prep Season and Championship Series.

Top BRIS Speed ratings so far in the Championship Series, which began in mid-February (90 and above):

Horse

 

Race (finish)

 

BRIS Speed

Enticed

 

Gotham (1st)

 

104

Promises Fulfilled

 

Fountain of Youth (1st)

 

104

Strike Power

 

Fountain of Youth (2nd)

 

101

Old Time Revival

 

Gotham (2nd)

 

101

Bolt d’Oro

 

San Felipe (1st)

 

98

Bravazo

 

Risen Star (1st)

 

98

Quip

 

Tampa Bay Derby (1st)

 

98

McKinzie

 

San Felipe (2nd)

 

98

Snapper Sinclair

 

Risen Star (2nd)

 

98

Good Magic

 

Fountain of Youth (3rd)

 

98

World of Trouble

 

Tampa Bay Derby (2nd)

 

97

Free Drop Billy

 

Gotham (3rd)

 

96

Noble Indy

 

Risen Star (3rd)

 

96

World of Trouble

 

Tampa Bay Derby (3rd)

 

96

Machismo

 

Fountain of Youth (4th)

 

96

Instilled Regard

 

Risen Star (4th)

 

95

Firenze Fire

 

Gotham (4th)

 

93

Kanthaka

 

San Felipe (3rd)

 

91

Vino Rosso

 

Tampa Bay Derby (4th)

 

91

Peace

 

San Felipe (4th)

 

90

 

 

 

 

 

Top BRIS Speed ratings from the Prep Season, which began last September and concluded in mid-February:

Horse

 

Race (finish)

 

BRIS Speed

Audible

 

Holy Bull (1st)

 

105

Bolt d’Oro

 

FrontRunner (1st)

 

105

Good Magic

 

BC Juvenile (1st)

 

105

McKinzie

 

Sham (1st)

 

104

Flameaway

 

Sam F. Davis (1st)

 

101

Catholic Boy

 

Sam F. Davis (2nd)

 

101

Solomini

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (3rd)

 

101

McKinzie

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (1st)

 

100

Instilled Regard

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (2nd)

 

100

Solomini

 

BC Juvenile (2nd)

 

100

Vino Rosso

 

Sam F. Davis (3rd)

 

100

All Out Blitz

 

Sham (2nd)

 

99

Free Drop Billy

 

Holy Bull (2nd)

 

99

Bolt d’Oro

 

BC Juvenile (3rd)

 

99

Catholic Boy

 

Remsen (1st)

 

98

My Boy Jack

 

Southwest (1st)

 

98

Firenze Fire

 

Champagne (1st)

 

96

Instilled Regard

 

Lecomte (1st)

 

96

Good Magic

 

Champagne (2nd)

 

96

Solomini

 

FrontRunner (2nd)

 

96

Avery Island

 

Withers (1st)

 

94

Firenze Fire

 

Jerome (1st)

 

94

Seven Trumpets

 

Jerome (2nd)

 

94

My Boy Jack

 

Sham (3rd)

 

94

Shivermetimbers

 

Sham (4th)

 

94

Enticed

 

Ky Jockey Club (1st)

 

93

Greyvitos

 

Springboard Mile (1st)

 

93

Avery Island

 

Remsen (2nd)

 

93

Tiz Mischief

 

Ky Jockey Club (2nd)

 

93

The Tabulator

 

Iroquois (1st)

 

92

Combatant

 

Southwest (2nd)

 

92

Firenze Fire

 

Withers (2nd)

 

92

Principe Guilherme

 

Lecomte (2nd)

 

92

Enticed

 

Champagne (3rd)

 

92

Snapper Sinclair

 

Lecomte (3rd)

 

92

Free Drop Billy

 

Breeders’ Futurity (1st)

 

91

Combatant

 

Springboard Mile (2nd)

 

91

Hollywood Star

 

Iroquois (2nd)

 

91

Marconi

 

Withers (3rd)

 

91

Vouch

 

Remsen (3rd)

 

91

Promises Fulfilled

 

Ky Jockey Club (3rd)

 

90

Enticed

 

Holy Bull (4th)

 

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

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