KENTUCKY DERBY PEDIGREES – THE TOP TWENTY

NYQUIST – Uncle Mo – Seeking Gabrielle by Foestry – Undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old, Nyquist appeared to have improved over winter, taking the seven furlong San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) in 1:20.71, with a 101 Beyer Speedfigure and he confirmed that impression with a victory in the Florida Derby (gr. I).

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY RUNNERS SHOWING CLASSIC POTENTIAL ON DIRT

We’ve always thought that—in retrospect—it would have been very interesting had Giant’s Causeway been sent from Ireland to challenge for the 2000 renewal of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The son of Storm Cat certainly demonstrated that he was very well-suited to ten furlongs at Churchill Downs when only narrowly-defeated in a Breeders’ Cup