Champagne, Breeders’ Futurity, and Grey head this weekend’s Derby preps

All three Kentucky Derby points races this weekend feature top shelf juveniles.  The Champagne appears the most loaded with the current Kentucky Derby 2nd choice favorite Shanghai Bobby, buzz horse Archwarrior, Doug O’Neill’s shipper Goldencents, Godolphin’s highly regarded Fortify, and possibly Todd Pletcher’s dominating Saratoga maiden winner Micromanage.  The winner is likely to be the  favorite for both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as well as the early choice for the Derby.

The Dixiana Breeder’s Futurity drew a full field and has Pletcher’s Tizracer as the morning line favorite at 4-1.  How young horses handle the Keeneland polytrack is always unpredictable and the full race is likely to have excellent payouts.

Current Kentucky Derby favorite Uncaptured will try to continue his undefeated dominance at Woodbine in the Grey Stakes.  He figures to be an extremely short price and the added distance should not be an issue.

For free PPs and background articles on all of these Kentucky Derby preps see below:

Champagne Stakes (G1)
Belmont Park
1 Mile

Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1)
1 1/16 Miles

Grey Stakes (G1)
1 1/16 Miles