TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

On The Bubble

Avie’s Flatter (Flatter): Likely Canadian juvenile champ training at Palm Meadows and aiming for Tampa Bay Derby.

Bourbon War (Tapit): Pointing for return to graded stakes company after solid allowance win; difficult task looms if he goes in deep Fountain of Youth.

Coliseum (Tapit): A more focused effort in this Saturday’s GII San Vicente S. could launch this headstrong ‘TDN Rising Star’ back into Derby-level contention.

Gray Attempt (Graydar): All-out wire job in the short-stretch Smarty Jones S. on opening day at Oaklawn. He’s fast, but can he last over longer distances?

Gunmetal Gray (Exchange Rate): Second in the Lewis S.; keeps racking up Derby points with off-the-pace closing kicks.

Harvey Wallbanger (Congrats): Last-to-first rail-skimming move upset the Holy Bull S. at 29-1; might await 9f Florida Derby.

Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief): ‘TDN Rising Star’ had no obvious excuse despite sweet stalking trip and ideal pace scenario in Holy Bull S. after expending plenty of energy with pre-race antics.

Nolo Contesto (Pioneerof the Nile): Recent Santa Anita maiden winner scratched out of last Saturday’s Lewis S. when track came up sloppy.

So Alive (Super Saver): Todd Pletcher-trained half to Vino Rosso (Curlin) won Tampa allowance with blinkers added; fired bullet Sunday at Palm Meadows for expected start in Saturday’s Davis S.

Tax (Arch): Distance-pedigreed stalker won three-horse photo in Saturday’s Withers over so-so crew; could await 9f Wood Memorial.

Win Win Win (Hat Trick (Jpn)): Set new track record for seven furlongs in 7 1/4 length Pasco S. romp at Tampa last time out.