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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®




The Downey Profile is a seasonal website
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Derby Trail Subscribers: Next Up Is The Pegasus Stakes On Saturday, The Final Kentucky Derby Points Race. Dick's Picks Will Be Posted.

Kentucky Derby Subscribers: Segment 19 NOTES Break Down The Travers Stakes, and Segment 20 The Ellis Park Derby; The Downey Profile Rankings Are Updated

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Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard - Updated August 9



Please Refer To our Looking Good and Worth Watching pages for updates on horses of interest to you. Feel free to contact us if you don't see your horse.

Pegasus Stakes
Saturday, Monmouth Park, 20-8-4-2
Final 2020 Kentucky Derby points race
1 Skyscanner
2 Big City Bob
3 Wartime Hero
4 Super John
5 Pneumatic
6 Arkaan
7 As Seen on TV
8 Jesus' Team

Wednesday: Kentucky Derby attendance will be capped at 23,000 with the infield closed. 2020 Kentucky Derby Enhanced Safety Protocols

Tuesday: After checking various sources, here is a preliminary list of Kentucky Derby probables: Art Collector, Attachment Rate, Authentic, Caracaro, Dr Post (subject to change), Enforceable, Finnick the Fierce, Honor A. P., King Guillermo, Major Fed, Max Player, Necker Island, Ny Traffic, Sole Volante, Thousand Words and Tiz the Law. That's 16 in all. Storm the Court looks probable to me, but let's say he's possible. Rushie is possible. I'd say Pneumatic and As Seen on Tv are on the radar, pending the Pegasus Stakes. Others are possible but are too tentative to mention now. Wednesday: Shared Sense has been ruled out.

Monday: With three extra weekends of pools, handle on the 2020 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager Pools easily surpassed all previous years. Totals are based on official Churchill Downs reports. See details here.

Art Collector Pads Kentucky Derby Credentials In Ellis Park Derby

Sunday: Tiz the Law is well today; the plan is to ship him to Churchill a week before the Derby. More at Looking Good.

Sunday: Caracaro will ship late into Churchiil if all goes according to plan; Max Player catching up on his sleep. More at Looking Good.

Tiz the Law Gavels Down Travers Stakes

Thousand Words Holds 'Em Off In Shared Belief

Authentic Hangs On To Win TVG Haskell

Country Grammer Cuts Corner In Peter Pan

Art Collector Best In Blue Grass

Shared Sense Best In Indiana Derby

Uncle Chuck Romps In Los Alamitos Derby

Dean Martini Toast Of The Ohio Derby

Tiz the Law Gavels Down Belmont Stakes

Honor A. P. Springs Mild Upset To Win Santa Anita Derby

Maxfield Picks Up Where He Left Off

Nadal Pressures Pace This Time To Win Arkansas Derby Div 2

Charlatan Dominates Division 1 Of Arkansas Derby

Mr. Big News Headliner in Oaklawn Stakes

Tiz the Law Coasts to Florida Derby Victory

Wells Bayou Leads Them Home at Fair Grounds

Nadal Takes On All Comers To Win Rebel

Charlatan Romps First Time At Two Turns

Field Pass Gets Up In Jeff Ruby

Authentic, King Guillermo, Mischevious Alex Win Derby Points Races

Ete Indien Waves Goodbye to FOY Field

Sample Kentucky Derby Subscription Page

Looking Back on 17 Years of TDP

Some Changes At The Downey Profile

TDP Overview and Construction; Subscriptions

The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations

Facts and Figures About The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations

Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby

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On fast dirt unless noted

Aug. 11
Cezanne 1.00:40 Handily 7/20 DMR
Express Train 1.01:40 Handily 14/20 DMR

Aug. 10
Farmington Road  49:69 Breezing training track 24/53 BEL
Halo Again 50:20 Breezing 46/69 CD
Montauk Traffic  1.01:05 Breezing training track 2/18 BEL
Royal Act 59:80 Handily 1/46 DMR
Ragtime Blues  52:00 Breezing 14/14 KEE
Silver State 53:20 Breezing 69/69 CD
Sonneman 51:44 Breezing traiing track 16/18 SAR
Thousand Words 49:60 Handily 29/50 DMR

Aug. 9
As Seen on Tv 47:60 Breezing 2/123 MTH
Devil Made Me Doit 1.01:60 Handily 28/65 DMR
High Velocity  47:80 Handily 4/123 MTH
Major Fed  46:80 Breezing 1/58 CD
Monday Morning Qb 47:15 Handily 1/30 PRX
Pneumatic  50:56 Breezing 28/43 SAR
Ready Reward 49:20 Breezing 1/6 PIM
Sole Volatnte 1.40:00 Breezing firm turf 1/3 PMM
Taishan 1.00:60 Breezing 3/19 CD
Three Technique 49:09 Breezing 35/107 SAR

Aug. 8
Authentic  1.03:00 Handily 64/74 DMR
Colonel Liam 1.00:87 Breezing training turf 1/12 SAR
Enforceable 1.01:00 Breezing 5/23 CD
Fore Left 46:77 Breezing 2/39 SAR
Honor A. P. 37:80 Handily 14/23 DMR
King Guillermo 48:20 Breezing 11/81 CD
Texas Swing 1.03:55 Breezing 18/19 SAR

Aug. 7
Basin 50:55 Breezing 22/30 SAR
Dr Post  50:55 Breezing 22/30 SAR
Lebda 47:20 Handily 1/53 LRL
Peace Achieved  51:00 Breezing 39/52 CD

Aug. 6
Ny Traffic 49:72 Breezing 27/54 SAR
Rushie 1.00:40 Handily 4/31 DMR

Aug. 5
Azul Coast 37:00 Handily 4/14 DMR
Caracaro 51:65 Breezing good 14/14 SAR

Aug. 4
Express Train 59:40 Handily 1/18 DMR
Mailman Money 37:00 Breezing 3/12 CD

Aug. 3
Creed  1.01:46 Breezing training track 1/3 SAR
Digital 1.01:20 Breezing 11/46 CD
Halo Again 1.01:20 Breezing 11/46 CD
Mr. Big News 1.00:80 Breezing 6/46 CD
Max Player 1.01:55 Breezing training track 1/15 BEL
Ready to Roll 1.03:80 Breezing 40/46 CD
Relentless Dancer 59:00 Breezing 1/18 CDT
Rowdy Yates 50:20 Breezing 76/123 CD
Taishan 1.04:00 Breezing 44/46 CD
Winning Impression 59:80 Breezing 1/46 CD

Aug. 2
As Seen on Tv  1.00:40 Breezing 2/11 MTH
Attachment Rate 1.01:00 Breezing 2/14 CD
Candy Tycoon 49:33 Breezing 30/65 SAR
Devil Made Me Doit 1.00:60 Handily 9/72 DMR
Chestertown 1.00:45 Breezing 8/21 SAR
High Velocity 35:80 Breezing 2/31 MTH
Pneumatic 1.00:45 Breezing 8/21 SAR
Royal Act 1.00:40 Handily 6/72 DMR
Shared Sense 50:40 Breezing good 54/75 CD
South Bend 1.00:70 Breezing 1/11 SAR
Storm the Court 59:80 Handily 2/72 DMR
Unrighteous 49:33 Breezing 30/65 SAR

Aug. 1
Anneau d'Or 1.01:60 Handily 19/71 DMR
Art Collector 48:80 Breezing muddy 3/18 CD
Authentic 50:20 Handily 54/69 DMR
Caracaro 1.15:99 Breezing 1/1 SAR
Country Grammer 47:66 Breezing 6/50 SAR
Enforceable  1.02:60 Breezing muddy 14/19 CD
Major Fed  50:20 Breezing muddy 13/18 CD
Monday Morning Qb 36:25 Breezing 4/19 PRX
Mystic Guide 1:01.00 Breezing synthetic 1/5 FAI
Peace Achieved 1.02:20 Breezing muddy 10/19 CD
Shivaree 1.03:27 Breezing 24/24 SAR
Spa City 36:80 Breezing synthetic training 2/6 KEE
Texas Swing 50:33 Breezing 39/50 SAR
Tiz the Law 59:94 Breezing 2/24 SAR
Uncle Chuck 1.00:20 Handily 1/71 DMR

July 31
Sole Volante  1.02:00 Breezing firm turf 1/13 PMM

July 30
Azul Coast 1.01:20 Handily firm turf 4/9 DMR

July 29
Finnick the Fierce  47:00 Breezing 1/42 TTC
Mailman Money 37:60 Breezing 9/15 CD
Rushie 47:00 Handily 1/18 DMR

July 28
Express Train 1.01:60 Handily 9/26 DMR

July 27
Creed 50:45 Breezing training track 20/31 SAR
Echo Town 38:29 Breezing training track 6/9 SAR
Max Player 1.14:40 Breezing training track 1/2 BEL
Mischevious Alex  36:20 Handily 1/2 PRX
Rowdy Yates 1.01:20 Breezing 5/19 CD
South Bend 49:12 Breezing training track 5/31 SAR


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Downey's top pick on his Kentucky Derby subscription page won the Kentucky Derby in 2019. It was the sixth straight year his top pick won, and Maximum Security was among The Downey Profile's Top 4 horses, as was Tacitus. Four of Downey's top five picks finished in the top five.
1. MAXIMUM SECURITY (first - DQ'd by stewards to 17th)
2. TACITUS (fourth, moved up to third)
3. IMPROBABLE (fifth, moved up to fourth
4. VEKOMA (thirteenth, moved up to twelfth)
5. CODE OF HONOR (third, moved up to second)

The Commish had four of the top six finishers in his picks.
1. TACITUS (fourth, moved up to third)
2. IMPROBABLE (fifth, moved up to fourth)
3. GAME WINNER (sixth, moved up to fifth)
4. VEKOMA (thirteenth, moved up to twelfth)
5.  MAXIMUM SECURITY (first - DQ'd by stewards to 17th)


Downey's top pick on his Kentucky Derby subscription page won the Kentucky Derby for the fifth straight year in 2018. Justify was among The Downey Profile Top 4 horses, as were second finisher Good Magic and third finisher Audible. The final Kentucky Derby workout by Justify was impressive, and that helped lead Downey to pick him right on top. Good Magic was in Downey's second spot for the cold exacta.
1. JUSTIFY (first)
2. GOOD MAGIC (second)
3. MENDELSSOHN (twentieth)
4. HOFBURG (seventh)
5. AUDIBLE (third)
6. BOLT D'ORO (twelfth)

The Commish had the winner picked in the second slot. He told Downey his top Derby pick had never run last before this year, so he thinks there's plenty of upside potential going forward.
1. MENDELSSOHN (twentieth)
2. JUSTIFY (first)
3. VINO ROSSO (ninth)
4. MY BOY JACK (fifth)
5. AUDIBLE (third)


Downey picked the Kentucky Derby winner for his Kentucky Derby subscribers for the fourth straight year in 2017. Always Dreaming wasn't in the Downey Profile Top 4, but it was kind of a crazy year and Downey wasn't sold on the Top 4, Always Dreaming was the top Profile Buster Profile horse, and he put in a super-impressive final Derby workout. The selections underneath Always Dreaming weren't as strong as the comparable picks in 2015 and 2016.

2. CLASSIC EMPIRE (fourth)
3. IRISH WAR CRY (tenth)
4. MCCRAKEN (eighth)
5. IRAP (eighteenth)
6. GORMLEY (ninth)

The Commish picked the winner right on top for the third time in four years:
2. HENCE (eleventh)
3. STATE OF HONOR (nineteenth)
4. CLASSIC EMPIRE (fourth)
5. TAPWRIT (sixth)



Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2016 Kentucky Derby were:
1. NYQUIST (first)
2. EXAGGERATOR (second)
3. GUN RUNNER (third)
4. BRODY'S CAUSE (seventh)
5. OUTWORK (fourteenth)

For the first time, Downey put together a superfecta part wheel for subscribers. The cost for a $1 ticket was $88, and we were fortunate enough to see that bet hit and pay $542.10.

The Commish picked:
1. EXAGGERATOR (second)
2. NYQUIST (first)
3. MY MAN SAM (eleventh)
4. WHITMORE (nineteenth)
5. MO TOM (eighth)

The Commish stuck to his guns with Exaggerator in the Preakness, and he won the race.


Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2015 Kentucky Derby were:
2. DORTMUND (third)
3. FROSTED (fourth)
4. FIRING LINE (second)
5. DANZIG MOON (fifth)

The Commish picked:

2. DORTMUND (third)
3. FIRING LINE (second)
4. FROSTED (fourth)
5. CARPE DIEM (tenth)


Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2014 Kentucky Derby were:
2. DANZA (third)
3. SAMRAAT (fifth)
4. INTENSE HOLIDAY (twelfth)
5. CHITU (ninth)
6. GENERAL A ROD (eleventh)

The Commish picked:
2. CANDY BOY (thirteenth)
4. DANZA (third)
5. CHITU (ninth)


The Downey Profile is a seasonal website launched in 2003 that's primarily focused on the run-up to the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown.

We cover other special events from time to time. In 2015, Dick Downey worked for The Louisville Courier-Journal alongside five-time Eclipse Award winner Jennie Rees during the newspaper's coverage of the Breeders' Cup. Downey worked Breeders' Cup again in 2017 for the newspaper. The Downey Profile has covered every race of the Kentucky Downs meet for several years.


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