KDC Top 20 Rankings 2-8: Far From Over enters polls

Kentucky Derby Contenders

Photo/Rob Carr

February 8, 2015 Louisville, KY.

Two huge Graded Stakes races were held over the weekend in the Wither Stakes at Aqueduct, and the Robert B. Lewis Stakes in Santa Anita.  Both races featured Kentucky Derby Contenders in search of the Top 4 spots to earn points to qualify for a berth in the Kentucky Derby May 2, 2015.  Bob Baffert trained horse Dortmund earned 10 points after defeating rival Firing Line by a head in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, while Far From Over entered the Top 20 for the first time at #12 after defeating heavily favorite El Kabeir in the 2015 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Todd Pletcher’s trained Colt Far From Over earned 10 qualifying points after overcoming a bad start at the break and trailing most of the race.  Number 1 ranked El Kabeir was still able to maintain the top spot after adding 4 more points to his total for his 2nd place finish in the Withers. El. Kabeir leads all Derby Contenders in qualifying points with 25 now. The top 10 is El Kabeir, International Star, Dortmund, Upstart, Carpe Diem, Texas Red, Mr. Z, Far Right, Ocho Ocho Ocho, and American Pharoah.

* Leave the Light On dropped from the Top 20 & Derby Contention after his Ankle Injury during workouts forced the owner to rest the Colt for 2 months.

KDC Top 20 Rankings 2-8: El Kabeir Claims Top Spot

1.   El Kabeir

2.   International Star

3.   Dortmund

4.   Upstart

5.   Carpe Diem

6.   Texas Red

7.   Mr. Z

8.   Far Right

9.   Ocho Ocho Ocho

10.  American Pharoah

11.  DAREDEVIL

12.  Far From Over

13.  Lucky Player

14.  Frosted

15.  Firing Line

16.  Bold Conquest

17.  Rock Shandy

18.  Conquest Typhoon

19.  Bayerd

20.  Imperia

Other Receiving Votes:    NASA, WAR STORY, CLASSY CLASS, Bluegrass Singer, THE TRUTH OR ELSE, HASHTAG BOURBON, KEEN ICE, HOLLYWOOD CRITIC, GENERAL BELLAMY, EAGLE TIZNOW RJ, THE GREAT WAR, LORD NELSON, PRIVATE PROSPECT, DANNY BOY, BENCH WARRANT, JUAN AND BINA, ST. JOE BAY, TOUGH CUSTOMER 

Next Big Races: EL Camino Real Derby: 2-14, Southwest: 2-16

Watch the last two Kentucky Derby Preps Below:

2015 Withers Stakes

 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Gr. III

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