Kentucky Derby Horses: Winning Impression

2020 Kentucky Derby Contender Profiles

By US Racing Team

He’s 0-for-6 this year, beaten by an average of 11 lengths in three stakes, and 0-for-7 on fast tracks.

So, why is he running in the country’s most prestigious race? Well, Dallas Stewart ran second with back-to-back long shots in the Derby — Golden Soul (34-1, 2013) and Commanding Curve (37-1, 2014) — but if this struggling gelding did that, it would be a miracle.

Won’t happen.

He ran seventh in his two most recent starts, the Indiana Derby (G3) on July 8 and the Ellis Park Derby on Aug. 9. At least he had a decent workout — 4 furlongs in 48.40 seconds at Churchill Downs on Aug 21 – sixth fastest of 46 at the distance.

Profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post position after the field is drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Odds: TBD

Post position: TBD

Jockey: Joe Rocco, Jr.

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds, Pearl Racing

Career record: 9-1-1-2

Career earnings: $98,552

Top Equibase speed figure: 92

Kentucky Derby points: 20 (18th)

Pedigree: Paynter-Unbridled Sonya, by Unbridled’s Song

Color: Gray/roan

Running style: Closer

Winning Impression - Coady

Winning Impression – Courtesy of Coady Photography

Notes: Joe Rocco, Jr., rode in one Derby previously, finishing 17th aboard Vinceremos in 2014; Dallas Stewart returns with a Derby starter for the sixth time, his first Derby starter was Kimberlite Pipe (sixth) in 1999, and his most recent starter was Tom’s Ready (12th) in 2016.

(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.)

2020 Kentucky Derby Horses

Horse Trainers Jockey
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
Dr Post Todd Pletcher TBD
Max Player Steve Asmussen Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Caracaro Gustavo Delgado Javier Castellano
Enforceable Mark Casse Adam Beschizza
Rushie Michael McCarthy TBD
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
Shirl’s Speight Roger Attfield Corey Lanerie

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