TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Dr Post

7) DR POST (c, Quality RoadMary Delaney, by Hennessy)
O-St. Elias Stable. B-Cloyce C. Clark (KY). T-Todd Pletcher. Sales History: $200,000 wlg ’18 KEESEP; $400,000 yrl ’18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: SW & GISP, 4-2-1-0, $261,635.
Last Start: 2nd GI Belmont S., BEL, June 20
Accomplishments Include: 1st Unbridled S., GP, Apr. 25
Next Start: Uncommitted
Equineline PPs. KY Derby Points: 60.

It’s been an uncharacteristically quiet season on the Derby trail for trainer Todd Pletcher in 2020, but his best chance could be arriving late on the scene in the form of Dr Post, who ran a capable second behind Tiz the Law in the Belmont S. This Quality Road colt ($200,000 KEENOV, $400,000 KEESEP) is now 2-1-0 from four starts, and he owns a better-than-it-looks score in the $75,000 Unbridled S. at Gulfstream that was notable for his grinding determination despite being blocked on the turn and again into the stretch. Dr Post’s sire was a four-time Grade I winner, thrice at nine furlongs and once in the one-turn Met Mile. His dam, Mary Delaney was a front-running force in sprints 13 years ago who won a Grade II over seven furlongs. Pletcher said on Sunday next-race options are either the Haskell or Travers.