TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Tawny Port

15) TAWNY PORT (c, Pioneerof the Nile–Livi Makenzie, by Macho Uno) O-Peachtree Stable. B-WinStar Farm LLC (KY). T-Brad H. Cox. Sales History: $430,000 ylg '20 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: GSW, 5-3-1-0, $427,000. Last Start: 1st GIII Stonestreet Lexington S. KY Derby Points: 60. Post 18, 30-1.

Tawny Port ($430,000 KEESEP) started his career with two Tapeta wins, then was not disgraced when fifth, beaten 7 3/4 lengths against Epicenter, Smile Happy and Zandon in New Orleans. This Pioneerof the Nile son then chased Tiz the Bomb home when second in the GIII Jeff Ruby Steaks S. at Turfway and was four wide on both bends when winning the GIII Lexington S. in a cutback to 1 1/16 miles. Maybe he'll turn out to be this year's Charismatic, who upset the 1999 Derby at 31-1 odds and remains the only horse to ever parlay wins in the Lexington S. and the Derby.


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