TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders


16) CYBERKNIFE (c, Gun Runner–Awesome Flower, by Flower Alley) O-Gold Square LLC. B-Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey (KY). T-Brad H. Cox. Sales History: $400,000 ylg '20 FTKSEL. Lifetime Record: GISW, 6-3-2-0, $860,000. Last Start: 1st GI Arkansas Derby. KY Derby Points: 100. Post 16, 20-1.

The GI Arkansas Derby winner has been described kindly as a “high-energy horse.” But earlier in the season trainer Brad Cox minced no words in saying he's a “tough horse to deal with.” Getting DQ'd from a win, tossing his jock in the post parade, and barreling through the pack while swerving through the lane have all been part of the makeup of this $400,000 FTKSEL colt. He's improving at the right time of year, but still, you have to wonder if Cyberknife is bred to be a later-than-May bloomer.

His sire, Gun Runner, wasn't a dominant force at age three, but he evolved into one over the course of the next year. And Cyberknife's damsire, Flower Alley, was a no-impact ninth in the 2005 Derby who peaked later that summer by sweeping the GII Jim Dandy S. and GI Travers S. at Saratoga.



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