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Kentucky Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report: Lecomte Stakes

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January 22nd, 2018

Instilled Regard powered clear by midstretch and rolled home decisively in the January 13 Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds, winning geared down by a 3 ¾-length margin. Runner-up in an outstanding edition of the December 9 Los Alamitos Futurity (G1), the Arch colt shipped to the New Orleans oval to record his first stakes success.

Javier Castellano picked up the mount on the Jerry Hollendorfer pupil and one thing these Hall of Fame connections have in common is a burning desire to win the Kentucky Derby for the first time.

After generating a 100 BRIS Speed rating in the Los Alamitos Futurity, Instilled Regard received a 96 for the Lecomte. It’s easy to envision an up-and-coming sophomore continuing to build upon those numbers and given the class he’s shown in a pair of Road to the Kentucky Derby series appearances, Instilled Regard appears well-positioned if he can keep developing.

Principe Guilherme made his first attempt at the stakes level following a pair of convincing wins over maiden and entry-level allowance rivals and the 6-5 favorite experienced a less-than-favorable trip after breaking from post 10. The Tapit colt did show some grit getting up in the latter stages for second, edging past turf stakes winner Snapper Sinclair, who turned in a commendable performance switching back to main track after three straight on the sod.

The runner-up and third-placer are among a large contingent of Kentucky Derby prospects for Hall of Famer Steve Asmussem, who is seeking his first Kentucky Derby trophy.

Here are the top BRIS Speed ratings so far in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series:

Horse (finish)

 

Race

 

BRIS Speed

Bolt d’Oro

 

FrontRunner (1st)

 

105

Good Magic

 

BC Juvenile (1st)

 

105

McKinzie

 

Sham (1st)

 

104

Solomini

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (3rd)

 

101

McKinzie

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (1st)

 

100

Instilled Regard

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (2nd)

 

100

Solomini

 

BC Juvenile (2nd)

 

100

All Out Blitz

 

Sham (2nd)

 

99

Bolt d’Oro

 

BC Juvenile (3rd)

 

99

Catholic Boy

 

Remsen (1st)

 

98

Firenze Fire

 

Champagne (1st)

 

96

Instilled Regard

 

Lecomte (1st)

 

96

Good Magic

 

Champagne (2nd)

 

96

Solomini

 

FrontRunner (2nd)

 

96

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

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

Vouch

 

Remsen (3rd)

 

91

Promises Fulfilled

 

Ky Jockey Club (3rd)

 

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

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