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TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

On The Bubble

Rounding out the starting gate…
13) Code of Honor (NobleMission {GB}): Nimble, adept closing threat has more than enough points to enter the Derby, but connections mulling whether he merits a shot after so-so third in GI Florida Derby.
14) Maximum Security (New Year’s Day): Former $16,000 maiden-claimer riding undefeated win streak into Louisville off “stolen” Florida Derby. His presence in Derby gate would contribute to a robust pace.
15) Country House (Lookin At Lucky): Flashed talent while green behind War of Will in New Orleans; if he’s entered at Oaklawn, would need commanding performance to earn a Kentucky Derby turnaround.
16) By My Standards (Goldencents): Ranked fifth in qualifying points based on 22-1 Louisiana Derby upset. Would be legitimately ranked as a Louisville long shot based on only one win beyond maiden ranks, and that victory is difficult to read because of no-show favorite who failed to threaten.
17) Cutting Humor (First Samurai): Blitzed to track-record win in GIII Sunland Derby despite four/three-wide journey around both turns.
18) Bourbon War (Tapit): Currently parked in 20th on the points list and will likely need defections to get into the Derby. His best stakes try was a game second in GII Fountain of Youth, when he received an ideal speed setup to enhance his closing kick.
19) Spinoff (Hard Spun): He’s never been off the board from four starts, and this year owns a gaudy 11-length allowance romp and an overachieving second in the Louisiana Derby. Real deal or not? Tough to tell. Currently 16th in qualifying points
20) Anothertwistafate (Scat Daddy): Won three Golden Gate races by combined 16 lengths, then was firing home fast with better momentum than the winner in track-record Sunland Derby. But he’s on the outside looking in points-wise (23rd), so he’ll go in Saturday’s GIII Lexington S. to try and close the gap.