Verrazano, Flashback, Goldencents headline upcoming Derby points races// Proud Strike still on trail// Majestic Hussar, Bradester get time off// Updated future odds// more

Entries were drawn for the two upcoming Kentucky Derby points races- the San Felipe (G2) at Santa Anita and Tampa Derby (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs. No surprises with Flashback and Goldencents squaring off in Southern California as expected and Verrazano set for his stakes and two-turn debut in Florida. All post positions, previews, and PPs can be found below// Aqueduct will host an intriguing sprint, although both headliners, Clawback and Whiskey Romeo, will probably stick to one-turn races for the foreseeable future// Eddie Kenneally is backing off training for both Bradester and Majestic Hussar. The trainer insists nothing is wrong with either, but easing up on Bradester particularly seems puzzling seeing as the colt has only raced once this year// A minority stake in recent Risen Star (G2) winner Ive Struck a Nerve was sold to Boston investment manager Paul Braverman// Proud Strike, who finished 8th in the Risen Star will get another shot to make the Derby in either the Rebel (G2) or Louisiana Derby (G2). Trainer Steve Asmussen thinks he’s better than his last effort// Edgar Prado will ride Palace Malice in the Louisiana Derby (G2). He replaces Rosie Napravnik who has decided to go to Gulfstream Park in order to ride Shanghai Bobby// Speaking of the 2-year-old Champion, trainer Todd Pletcher said Shanghai Bobby is on target for the Florida Derby// Updated Wynn Las Vegas Future odds were released with Flashback the favorite at 9-1 followed by Verrazano at 11-1. While I normally don’t like anything less than 50-1 this far out from the Derby, Itsmyluckyday at 18-1 could be a value play if he continues his good form in the Florida Derby. As Pletcher alluded to Wednesday, the impressive 1-2 runners from the Holy Bull have lost some buzz with the passage of time// more…

Upcoming Derby points races:

Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Tampa Bay Downs
1 1/16 Miles
Time: 5:15 PM ET
Previews: Brisnet / Bloodhorse

San Felipe (G2)
Santa Anita
1 1/16 Miles
Time: 6:35 PM ET

Upcoming non-Derby points stakes races:

Fred “Cappy” Capossela Stakes
6 Furlongs
Time: 4:52 PM ET
Previews: NYRA / DRF /

Q&A with Vyjack owner (Courier Journal Blog)

Wynn Las Vegas 3/4 (View From Vegas)
William Hill 3/4 (View From Vegas)

ESPN Top 10 (ESPN)

Uncaptured- OTC- 5F- 1.00:00- B- 1/7 (3/5/13)
Integrity- PMM- 4F- 48:29- B- 1/13
Golden Soul- FG- 4F- 47:80- B- 4/46
He's Had Enough- SA- 3F- 36:20- H- 2/8

Quotes and Tweets:
"Noble Tune set to make first start since @BreedersCup Juvenile Turf in one mile turf allowance Sat. at Tampa Bay. Pataky Kid also entered" - J.J. Hysell via Twitter