TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Ethereal Road

18) ETHEREAL ROAD (c, Quality Road–Sustained, by War Front) O-Julie Gilbert & Aaron Sones. B-Paul Pompa Jr. (KY). T-D. Wayne Lukas. Sales History: $90,000 ylg '20 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: GSP, 7-1-1-1, $294,545. Last Start: 4th GIII Stonestreet Lexington S. KY Derby Points: 22. Post 20, 30-1.

Ethereal Road will be making his third start in four weeks on Saturday because he spent the month of April scrambling for qualifying points. But you have to go back to January and February to find his most competitive races. This D. Wayne Lukas-trained $90,000 KEESEP colt gave up four paths of real estate on both turns in the slowly run GII Rebel S. at Oaklawn, yet he led from the quarter pole until 50 yards before the wire in what amounted to a pretty nice try coming off a maiden win. He's drawn way out wide in post 20, but has ample experience in sizable fields, with all seven of his races featuring 11 or 12 horses.


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