TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

White Abarrio

11) WHITE ABARRIO (c, Race Day–Catching Diamonds, by Into Mischief) O-C2 Racing Stable LLC & La Milagrosa Stable, LLC. B-Spendthrift Farm LLC (KY). T-Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. Sales History: $7,500 ylg '20 OBSWIN; $40,000 2yo '21 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: GISW, 5-4-0-1, $823,650. Last Start: 1st GI Curlin Florida Derby. KY Derby Points: 112. Post 15, 10-1.

White Abarrio's pros are efficiency, athleticism, and a knack for finding ways to win even when he seems overmatched on paper. His cons include the fact that he's an apparent horse-for-the-course at Gulfstream who had the good fortune to have two ultra-clean winning trips in stakes while a number of his rivals either had trip woes or got cooked by unrealistic pace commitments. This Race Day colt ($7,500 OBSWIN; $40,000 OBSMAR) has paired 97 and 96 Beyers in two starts at age three, but the final furlong of his Florida Derby victory was an underwhelming :14.09, and the late stages of the Kentucky Derby are bound to unfold in much faster fashion. We're now going on 17 years–encompassing 33 starters–since the last gray horse won the Derby (Giacomo at 50-1 in 2005).


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