Dialed In earns 93 Beyer// Blue Grass field looking crowded// The Factor quick in 6 panel workout

Dialed In received a 93 Beyer speed figure from his win in Sunday’s Florida Derby.  While that puts him below other contenders’ winning numbers, the Daily Racing Form points out 3 of last 6 Kentucky Derby winners fired sub 100 Beyers in their final preps.  Zito is in no hurry to ship the colt to Kentucky, while second place Shackleford and fourth Soldat could head to Louisville soon.  Stay Thirsty, Uncle Mo’s stablemate who finished an unimpressive 7th, is also pointing for the Derby and will ship to Churchill on Wednesday// Many new rankings today.  Uncle Mo, Premier Pegasus, and Dialed In assume the top three spots in most (including mine), in no particular order.  I’ve noticed Jaycito sits at #4 in several, which is something I’m having a hard time understanding given his bland last performance and horrendous Breeders Cup. The usually glass-half-full Steve Haskin has surprisingly nothing good to say about To Honor and Serve’s Florida Derby, which I tend to agree// 10 to 11 colts are probable for the Blue Grass Stakes.  A majority of those have turf or synthetic backgrounds, which means none would be taken too seriously in the Kentucky Derby, aside from Santiva// Watch Me Go, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby, is definite for the Illinois Derby on Saturday// The latest graded earnings list was released.  It appears the magic number for making the Derby will be around $250,000, but that’s always a moving target.  The connections of Shackleford are keeping fingers crossed for no long shot wins over the next two weekends and that Master Of Hounds and Comma To The Top stay home// more…

Graded Earnings:
·       Updated official list 4/4 (Churchill Downs)

·       Dialed In to stick around Palm Meadows (Gulfstream Park)
·       A measure of redemption and mixed signals (Horserace Insider)
·       A horse to be reckoned with emerges (Miami Herald)
·       Dialed In and the Florida Derby (DRF)
·       Toyota Blue Grass may attract nearly full gate (Keeneland Barn Notes)
·       Kentucky Derby 137 looking great (ESPN)
·       Kentucky Derby 137 Update 4/4 (Churchill Downs)

·       Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen (Bloodhorse)
·       The Rail's Top 10 (NY Times)
·       Thoroughbred Times Media Poll (TTimes)
·       Courier Journal Media Poll 4/4 (Courier Journal)
·       Celebrity Top 10: Phil Hellmuth (Courier Journal)

·       Wilkinson: CD- 4F- 49:20- B- 3/22
·       Nehro: OP- 5F- 1.02:40- B- 10/15
·       Runflatout : HOL- 4F- 46:60- H- 3/32
·       Indian Winter: SA- 4F- 48:40- H- 13/43
·       Albergatti: SA- 6F- 1.12:80- H- 8/26
·       The Factor: SA- 6F- 1.11:40- H- 4/26
·       Comma to the Top: HOL- 5F- 1.02:40- B- 19/24
·       Anthony's Cross: HOL- 5F- 59:80- H- 4/24

Wood Memorial: Probable- Uncle Mo, Duca, Isn’t He Perfect, Norman Asbjornson Toby’s Corner, Possible- Rattlesnake Bridge, Arthur’s Tale, Preachintothedevil, Starship Caesar

Santa Anita Derby: Premier Pegasus, Anthony’s Cross, Midnight Interlude, Bench Points, Celestic Night, Comma to the Top, Indian Winter, Jaycito, Mr. Commons, Offlee Wild Boys, and Silver Medallion
Illinois Derby Probables: Watch Me Go, Sour, Joe Vann, Lagoon of Diamonds, Smarter Than Ever, and Southern Sculptor

Blue Grass Stakes probables: Santiva, Data Link, Joes Blazing Aaron, King Congie, Powhatan County, Queen’splatekitten, Willcox Inn, Swift Warrior, Wilkinson, Jakesam, Crimson China