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2020 Kentucky Derby Racing: 7 Horses Topped The Recent Trail Points Ranking

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On its 146th renewal date, the Kentucky Derby won’t settle until September 5, 2020. The event has deviated from its usual celebration date due to the COVID-19 outbreak. That said, bettors and racehorses got an extended time to prepare before this first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown Series will take place.

While it’s true that we won’t get to witness the Run For The Roses until the end quarter of this year, the Derby-prep races are almost done, and Churchill Downs Inc. is about to finalize the list of twenty horses that will compete in this racing show. Only two prep races were left and got postponed with no date yet, which are the Wood Memorial Stakes and Santa Anita Derby.

As we all wait for the Derby to happen, let’s get to know the top seven horses who earned the highest Derby qualifying points. These horses are on the verge of getting a sure spot to compete at Churchill Downs in September. You can now put bets on, so make sure you have your betting calculator as you come across their odds value until the racing games begin.

Tiz The Law (122 Points)

Currently earning 122-Derby qualifying points, Tiz The Law is now leading the race for the top spot in the Kentucky Derby trail. This is because of his major racing accomplishments that included a third place in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. Aside from that, he also won the Holy Bull Stakes and Curlin Florida Derby, which made his Derby points more significant.

Wells Bayou (104 Points)

Wells Bayou took the second spot where he currently holds 104-Derby qualifying points. This horse has been doing great in his Allowance Optional Claiming and Maiden Special Weight races. He placed second when he competed in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes and got the title for the recently concluded Louisiana Derby last March 21, 2020, at Fair Grounds.

Ete Indien (74 Points)

Ete Indien competed with Tiz The Law during the Florida Derby, but only ended up in third place. After this accomplishment, Ete Indien settles at the third place in the current ranking, earning around 74-Derby qualifying points. He also placed second in the Holy Bull Stakes and won the title for the Fountain of Youth Stakes last February 29, 2020.

Modernist (70 Points)

Modernist took fourth place in the current Derby trail and recorded a total of 70-Derby qualifying points. He competed in two Derby-prep races, where he placed third in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby last March 21, 2020, at Fair Grounds.  On the other hand, he got the title when he joined the Risen Star Stakes last February 15, 2020, still at Fair Grounds.

Authentic (60 Points)

Authentic takes the fifth spot, accumulating a total of 60-Derby qualifying points. This horse has a tough ride this year, and his odds ranking was not consistent. Although the road was a bit rocky, he was able to manage and earn a spot in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. It is because Authentic was one of the undefeated horses that won the Sham Stakes and San Felipe Stakes during the first quarter of this year.

Mr. Monomoy (52 Points)

Settling in the sixth spot for the Kentucky Derby trail is Mr.Monomoy, who earned a total of 52-Derby qualifying points. He also made significant Derby-prep race accomplishments, which included a  third-place finish during the Lecomte Stakes. On February 15, 2020, he competed in the Risen Star Stakes, where he won the title.

Nadal (50 Points)

Nadal took the seventh spot, earning around 50-Derby qualifying points. He is also an undefeated horse that will compete in the upcoming Derby. He accomplished two titles during the Derby prep races, including the San Vicente Stakes and Rebel Stakes.

Mischevious Alex (50 Points)

Tying with Nadal, Mischevious Alex is in seventh place with 50 points. He has colorful horse racing achievements and took on a road to the Kentucky Derby. Mischevious Alex also won the Swale Stakes last February 21, 2020, at Gulfstream Park. Last March 7, 2020, he won the Gotham Stakes that took place at the Aqueduct.

Ny Traffic (50 Points)

Ny Traffic joins Nadal and Mischevious Alex in seventh place with 50 points. This colt competed during the Risen Star Stakes and managed to snag third place. He also participated during the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds, where he got second place.

King Guillermo (50 Points)

Completing the list of the ten horses that earns a sure spot to the Derby is King Guillermo. He shares the 7th ranking with Nadal, Mischevious Alex, and Ny Traffic, earning 50-Derby qualifying points. King Guillermo’s recent achievement was a title he won after competing in the Tampa Bay Derby last March 7, 2020.


With a huge shake-up given by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Derbyfinds it’s new date this year at the same venue. As you prepare for your betting game before the event settles, the list of horses outlined above can surely give you an insight on who will shine best in the upcoming Run For The Roses.

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