February 24, 2015 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
Here is the brand new Kentucky Derby Contenders Poll released today Tuesday February 23, 2015. For the first time in a few months there is a new number one and number two colt on top of the KDC rankings. With the running of the Risen Star Stakes, and the Fountain of Youth Stakes this past Saturday, we are now in the Kentucky Derby Championship Series of horse racing. The points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby are worth more. First Place is worth 50 points, second place is worth 20, third and fourth are worth 10 and 5 points. After a nice win in the 2015 Risen Star Stakes, International Star jumped El Kabeir for the number one spot in the KDC poll. The Fountain of Youth Stakes had a controversial finish as Itsaknockout won that race after Upstart was called for an objection for bumping and keeping Itsaknockout from a clear path down the stretch. Itsaknockout earned 50 points for the disqualification which allowed the colt to jump to the number two spot in the Kentucky Derby Contenders Top 20 Rankings. Upstart moved up in the top 5 at number three, while El. Kabeir dropped three spots to 4. War Story rounds out the top 5.. Far Right, Dortmund, Carpe Diem, Mr. Z, and Frosted finish out your top 10.
Below is the full poll including other receiving votes:
1. International Star
4. El. Kabeir
5. War Story
6. Far Right
8. Carpe Diem
9. Mr. Z.
11. Texas Red
12. Keen Ice
13. Ocho Ocho Ocho
14. American Pharaoh
16. Far from Over
18. Lucky Player
20. Firing Line
Other Receiving Votes: Bold Conquest, Conquest Typhoon, The Truth or Else, Rock Shandy, St. Joe Bay, Bayerd, Imperia, Cross the line, NASA, CLASSY CLASS, Bluegrass Singer, HASHTAG BOURBON, HOLLYWOOD CRITIC, GENERAL BELLAMY, TIZNOW RJ, Pioneer of the west,THE GREAT WAR, LORD NELSON, PRIVATE PROSPECT, DANNY BOY, Saratoga Heater,BENCH WARRANT, JUAN AND BINA, TOUGH CUSTOMER
Dropped Out of Top 20: Bold Conquest, Conquest Typhoon, Bayerd, Rock Shandy
New to the Top 20: Frammento, Keen Ice, War Story, Itsaknockout
Next Big Races: Gotham – San Felipe, Tampa Bay Derby – 3-7-2015
Watch the Past Performances from the last races.
2015 SOUTHWEST STAKES
2015 RISEN STAR STAKES
2015 FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH STAKES