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Kentucky Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report – Sunland Derby

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March 27th, 2018

Runaway Ghost made it look easy in the March 18 Sunland Derby (G3), rolling to a 2 ¾-length decision at the New Mexico track, but his 96 BRIS Speed rating came back light. The 1 1/8-mile test represented the final 85-point Kentucky Derby qualifier and the Ghostzapper colt likely stamped his ticket with the 50-point prize.

Trained by Todd Fincher, who recorded his first graded win, Runaway Ghost did lose plenty of ground traveling wide the entire way from post 11 and was wrapped up in deep stretch by Tracy Hebert. He earned a 100 Speed rating finishing a non-threatening second in the February 25 Mine That Bird at Sunland and the winner of that event, Reride, will contest Saturday’s U.A.E. Derby (G2) in Meydan.

Dream Baby Dream rallied from well off the pace to be a clear second, six lengths better than third-placer Peace in his graded debut. By Into Mischief, the Steve Asmussen pupil improved upon a belated third in an Oaklawn allowance to stablemate New York Central, who checked in 10th in the Sunland Derby, but Dream Baby Dream registered a career-best 92 BRIS Speed rating that won’t get it done against better rivals.

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 (95 and better):

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

Magnum Moon

 

Rebel (1st)

 

100

Noble Indy

 

Louisiana Derby (1st)

 

100

Blended Citizen

 

Jeff Ruby Steaks (1st)

 

100

Lone Sailor

 

Louisiana Derby (2nd)

 

100

Pony Up

 

Jeff Ruby Steaks (2nd)

 

99

My Boy Jack

 

Louisiana Derby (3rd)

 

99

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

Arawak

 

Jeff Ruby Steaks (3rd)

 

98

Good Magic

 

Fountain of Youth (3rd)

 

98

Flameaway

 

Tampa Bay Derby (2nd)

 

97

Runaway Ghost

 

Sunland Derby (1st)

 

96

Solomini

 

Rebel (2nd)

 

96

Combatant

 

Rebel (3rd)

 

96

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Horse (finish)

 

Race

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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