The Wood Memorial, Blue Grass and Santa Anita Derbies are this weekend. As some may or may not know, The Wood is run right here in NY at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass in Kentucky and the Santa Anita in California.
I traditionally tend to compare horses to the winner of the Wood but with the advantages of being able to see these races on the internet my habits are changing.
Top Ten ranked Horses based on earnings/point system (which is a good start but some great horses may not have run as many races as these so we have to find them. )
2-Always Dreaming...trained by Todd Pletcher
4-State of Honor
5-Mastery...a Baffert horse
7-J Boys Echo
Steve Asmussen horses are ranked as follows #13 Untrapped and #16 Local Hero
I read some early chatter on McCraken and Iliad ranked at #"s18 and 19. Patch also had early chatter
I'll check out pedigree and earlier trial races if I can find them on you tube later.
post edit-and for those of you who continue to bet those "mo" horses #33 and #36 respectively are Mo town and Royal Mo. I'm guessing they're all related.