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Road to the Derby: Gary West’s weekly rundown of the top 20 prospects 146th Kentucky Derby

By Gary West Thoroughbred New Service (Number, Horse (Trainer), Starts-Wins-Seconds-Thirds, Earnings, Sire) 1. Dennis’ Moment (Dale Romans) 4-2-0-0 $167,800 Tiznow Dennis’ Moment worked an easy half-mile in 48.05 seconds Sunday at Gulfstream Park in preparation for his seasonal debut in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. And he galloped out strongly, reportedly getting five-eighths in 1:01.42. So what...

Seth Kochera: Top contenders Verranzo, Normandy Invasion training well at Churchill

Let’s review the previous two weekends of racing. In the Arkansas Derby (Grade 1), it was all Overanalyze (Dixie Union), who certainly gained his share of supporters for the first Saturday in May with an open-length victory here. The winner was taken extremely wide into the first turn, but he still stayed within striking distance up the backstretch and into the final bend. He was third at the top...