By US Racing Team
Storm the Court is 0-for-5 in 2020 after earning the 2-year-old male Eclipse Award with a 45-1 shocker in what has proved to be a historically weak Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).
His two wins were on or near the lead, and he’s not fast enough to be a major pace factor in the Derby. He’s in way over his head.
In his last start, he ran second in the La Jolla Handicap (G3) on Aug. 9, a 1 1/16th-mile race on the Del Mar turf.
Storm the Court posted his final work before the Derby on Aug. 29, working 6 furlongs in 1:12.80 at Del Mar, second fastest of five at the distance.
Profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post position after the field is drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Post position: TBD
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Trainer: Peter Eurton
Owner: David A. Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Dan Hudock and Susanna Wilson
Career record: 9-2-1-3
Career earnings: $1,310,451
Top Equibase speed figure: 106
Kentucky Derby points: 36 (14th)
Pedigree: Court Vision-My Tejana Storm, by Tejano Run
Running style: Front-runner
Notes: Julien Leparoux rides the 2-year-old champion for the first time … Leparoux is 0-for-11 in the Derby; his best finish was fourth with Classic Empire in 2017 … He has won more than 2,700 races in a career that began in 2005 and was voted Eclipse Award winner as top jockey in 2009 … Peter Eurton is sending out his second Derby starter; his Dance With Fate was sixth in 2014.
(US Racing’s Kentucky Derby coverage will include profiles of the horses listed as probable for the race on Saturday, Sept. 5. Each day until the post-position draw on Tuesday, Sept. 1, US Racing will publish selected profiles of the contenders.)
|Tiz the Law||Barclay Tagg||Manny Franco|
|Authentic||Bob Baffert||John Velazquez|
|Art Collector||Tom Drury||Brian Hernandez, Jr.|
|Honor A.P.||John Sherriffs||Mike Smith|
|Ny Traffic||Saffie Joseph, Jr||Paco Lopez|
|King Guillermo||Juan Carlos Avilla||Samy Camacho|
|Thousand Words||Bob Baffert||Florent Geroux|
|Max Player||Steve Asmussen||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|Enforceable||Mark Casse||Adam Beschizza|
|Major Fed||Greg Foley||James Graham|
|Storm the Court||Peter Eurton||Julien Leparoux|
|Attachment Rate||Dale Romans||Joe Talamo|
|Sole Volante||Patrick Biancone||Luca Panici|
|Finnick the Fierce||Rey Hernandez||Martin Garcia|
|Winning Impression||Dallas Stewart||Joe Rocco, Jr.|
|Necker Island||Chris Hartman||Miguel Mena|
|Money Moves||Todd Pletcher||Javier Castellano|
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