2019 Kentucky Derby Under The Radar Contenders List

    2019 Kentucky Derby top contenders that you will hear from any racing fan would be Game Winner, Improbable, Maximus Mischief and Signalman. It is fully understandable that why only these names will pop out as they’re all classified stakes winner. They’ve all impressed their identifications as some of the most proficient young runners in the nation.

This time the Kentucky Derby is searching for little recognized runners with positive futures such horses that maximum handicappers aren’t so far aware with. Therefore, we are here to provide you 10 under the radar 2-year-olds that we believe will stand out and worth watching this winter.

Kentucky Wildcat

Kentucky Wildcat is as Godolphin homebred and is trained from Tom Albertrani. Kentucky Wildcat in his first two starts left behind well-known runners such as Code of Honor and King for a Day. He broke over with a conquest of his own third time out, gathering from a little distance off the step to succeed a one-mile maiden race at Aqueduct. It is mostly suggested that Kentucky Wildcat has a bright future.

Nova Lenda

Nova Lenda is a grandson of the 1989 Kentucky Derby winner Sunday Silence. Nova Lenda has currently placed himself on the top of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard after a hard battled conquest in the 1,600-meter Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun. This race is the most significant dirt race for 2-year-olds in Japan. Nova might give a great competition to the other contestants in the next year season.

Cave Run

Mentor Eoin Harty isn’t certainly recognized for winning which is why it was remarkable to see Harty lead out the Godolphin homebred Cave Run to win a six-furlong initial race at Tampa Bay Downs on 15th December. A stunningly raised lad of Street Sense out of a Bernardini mare, Cave Run gathered from just off the step to tug away and conquest the Todd Pletcher taught Ranger Up from 6 ¼ lengths, a remarkable head start for a horse bred to progress over lengthier distances.

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Galilean is trained from Jerry Hollendorfer and this son of Uncle Mo has contested entirely in risk factor races for California-breds. He has made a prodigious imprint while doing so, most newly leading the one-mile King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos from nine lengths. He completed up powerfully while consecutively the second half-mile in 47.71 which was almost as fast as his primary half-mile in 47.35. We believe that he will give a worthy justification of himself if the ladders into the open company this winter.

Classy John

In its first appearance, Classy John has won the six-length at Saratoga. Classy John has too much early speed from the time when he shadowed up his earliest effort where he tried to finish second and gone out too fast in an allowance race at Churchill Downs. Dallas Stewart who is the trainer has been recognized to strike with long shots in the Kentucky Derby, referring out Golden Soul and Commanding Curve to conclude second at huge odds in 2013 as well as 2014, correspondingly.

Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman has been trained from Jerry Hollendorfer and is of English Channel. He looked prodigious fuelling over a 22 4/5 final quarter-mile to win the one-mile Grade 3 Cecil B.  Also, 4 ¼ lengths in DeMille Stakes at Santa Anita. He is a Calumet Farm homebred, and Calumet Farm typically boards on the Derby track with just almost all of their capable and talented young horses.

King for a Day

King for a Day is trained from Todd Pletcher and has defeated the aforementioned Kentucky Wildcat in a 1 1/16-mile maiden competition at Belmont Park. At first look, King for a Day’s fourth-place finish possibly will be well thought-out a dissatisfaction. But we must not forget that he underwent a very extensive trip even though creating an initial move into a hot speed. Considering the conditions, we think he remained on well to finish just two lengths behindhand the frontrunner. King for a Day can pace up his game expressively next year.

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Roadster is trained from two time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert has a large number of brilliant 2-year-olds this year comprising the Grade 1 winners Game Winner and Improbable. From all his talented choices we think Roadster might eventually be as good as any of them. Roadsters made a smooth, proficient, and pivotal debut winner at Del Mar this summer and while he then completed third as the preferred in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity. He recently goes through a minor surgery later to precise a breathing concern. If the surgical treatment works as projected, Roadster could come up as a force to add up with this winter.


One of the best projections of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin this year might be Haikal. He is bred and owned from Shadwell. Haikal set free an incredible finish in his debut at Aqueduct to fall just a neck small of win. He made the similar remarkable display in the same Aqueduct maiden race on December 15. If Haikal is able to produce that same ultimate speed while racing over a mile or further than, he might have an optimistic future ahead.

Royal Marine

Royal Marine is trained from Saeed Bin Suroor and could be the newest Godolphin runner to challenge the Kentucky Derby challengers. He might give a great competition to all the runners in the next season of Kentucky Derby. He is presently wintering in Dubai, where he is projected to attempt dirt for the first time with an eye headed for the UAE Derby. Royal Marine has the capacity to make his name of the top list chart as well as to be a player on the Derby track if he grips the surface shift.

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