The Contenders Profiling Derby starters
Denk on Horses
Master of Hounds showed versatility in Dubai, and he has a good running style for the Derby.
To be competitive, Watch Me Go will need to run significantly faster than ever before.
Twinspired will need to reverse his dirt form to have any impact on the Kentucky Derby.
If Pants On Fire can repeat or build on his Louisiana Derby effort, then he is going to outrun his odds in the Derby.
It requires a leap of faith to expect Derby Kitten to transfer his improving form to dirt.
Comma to the Top has excellent speed, but he has not passed a horse in the stretch since his debut.
Twice the Appeal is a mid-pack closer, and his ability to move before the deep closers should help him in the Derby.
Mucho Macho Man’s running style should put him just behind the leaders in the Derby.
Decisive Moment is a quick, hard-trying horse, but with no graded wins and a pedigree that tilts toward speed, he is a big long shot in the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby.
If he can get a clean trip through the first six furlongs, his natural speed should allow him to be creeping up behind the winners at the quarter pole.