Saturday, May 1, 2010

Kentucky Derby Field 2010

2010 Kentucky Derby field by sireline, Family numbers

An examination of the chart of previous Kentucky Derby winners gives the turf investor some clues as to the profile of the runner most likely to win the roses this season. Time constraints prevent an examination of each runner's pedigree but several runners should be highlighted for their strong matches with the profiles of previous winners.

Super Saver - The dominance of the Raise a Native sireline and the descendants of the matriarch La Troienne in runnings of the modern Kentucky Derby make this son of Maria's Mon the strongest profile match to the list of previous winners.

Line of David - Descends from arguably one of the most important families in the American stud book as he descends from a full sister to Mr. Prospector. Much like his sire, Line of David figures as the runner to catch when the field moves into the far turn at Churchill Downs.

Stately Victor - Descends from Lowe family branch 10-a, whose most recent Derby winning representative was Charismatic.


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