#1. Dynamic Impact developed late but still well below these. Has some style flexibility which could be an asset from rail.
#2. General A Rod is a notch below these. I’d like him in the Indiana or Iowa Derby later this summer.
#3. California Chrome is best on paper. If he wins, he’ll become the biggest public horse since Smarty Jones.
#4. Ring Weekend hasn’t moved forward since the Tampa Bay Derby. Seems a stretch.
#5. Bayern is intriguing. Talented, but will he relax? Pedigree questions as well.
#6. Ria Antonia doesn’t belong in this race. Not terribly sure why she is. I guess anything can happen.
#7. Kid Cruz has the right style, but may not be fast enough to win here. He’s going to be coming in the final furlong!
#8. Social Inclusion is as fast as California Chrome. Can he survive the fast pace, and if so, can he match California Chrome’s heart and will to win?
#9. Pablo Del Monte is another pace factor among many. Could appreciate the added distance in the stretch.
#10. Ride on Curlin is a closing threat. An improvement is needed, but not impossible.