Classic Empire Vs Gunnevera in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park

Classic Empire Vs Gunnevera in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park

Classic Empire Vs Gunnevera in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park

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  1. Classic Empire
  2. Fact Finding
  3. Gunnevera

In what is the race of the weekend 2 of the hottest 3 year olds will compete for the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

Last time the met Classic Empire was far superior, Gunnevera (Dialed In) likes to get back a long way in his races and finished hard, but in the last 2 furlongs he was having trouble making ground on Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile). The danger to both is the unbeaten Fact Finding (The Factor) trained by the King of Gulfstream Park Todd Pletcher.

Gunnevera has been back on the track since then and proved very impressive at Delta Downs.

Classic Empire has only ever been beaten once, that involved him losing the jockey at the start, he looks safe here, and is the early favourite for the Kentucky Derby.

This is a big weekend on the road to the Kentucky Derby with 3 important races, the contest will get under way in earnest tomorrow but here are the current standings.

 

Kentucky Derby 2017 point standings

Leader board for qualifying points to the 2017 Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 6, 2016. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated Kentucky Derby prep races. Earnings in non-restricted stakes races serve as a tie-breaker.

Rank Horse Trainer Points Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings
1 Classic Empire Mark Casse 30 $1,149,250
2 Gormley John Shirreffs 20 $260,000
3 Practical Joke Chad Brown 14 $690,000
4 Uncontested Wayne Catalano 11 $99,300
5 Gunnevera Antonio Sano 10 $738,600
6 Lookin at Lee Steve Asmussen 10 $275,600
7 Mastery Bob Baffert 10 $240,000
8 Mo Town Tony Dutrow 10 $180,000
9 McCraken Ian Wilkes 10 $165,048
10 El Areeb Cathal Lynch 10 $150,000
11 Guest Suite Neil Howard 10 128,040
12 Wild Shot Rusty Arnold II 6 $87,200
13 No Dozing Arnaud Delacour 5 $85,000
14 Klimt Art Sherman 4 $380,000
15 Hot Sean Bob Baffert 4 $180,000
16 Dangerfield Doug O’Neill 4 $168,500
17 Syndergaard Todd Pletcher 4 $160,000
18 Irap Doug O’Neill 4 $60,000
19 Petrov Ron Moquette 4 $50,000
20 Bonus Points Todd Pletcher 4 $40,000
21 Untrapped Steve Asmussen 4 $40,000
22 American Anthem Bob Baffert 4 $20,000
23 Warrior’s Club D. Wayne Lukas 3 $26,100
24 Straight Fire Keith Desormeaux 2 $96,000
25 Favorable Outcome Chad Brown 2 $50,345
26 Recruiting Ready Horacio DePaz 2 $43,750
27 Rowdy the Warrior Donnie Von Hemel 2 $33,100
28 Takaful Kiaran McLaughlin 2 $31,500
29 Win With Pride Todd Pletcher 2 $22,500
30 Takeoff Mark Casse 2 $20,000
31 True Timber Kiaran McLaughlin 2 $15,000
32 Big Hit Phil D’Amato 2 $12,000
33 Midnight Pleasure Craig Dollase 1 $54,000
34 J Boys Echo Dale Romans 1 $50,000
35 Big Gray Rocket Bob Baffert 1 $25,000
36 Bobby Abu Dhabi Peter Miller 1 $18,000
37 Honor Thy Father Kenny McPeek 1 $16,203
38 Arklow Brad Cox 1 $8,000
39 Bird Is The Word G.F. Almeida 1 $6,000
JAPAN ROAD TO DERBY
1 Mont Saint Legame (JPN) Koji Maki 40 $90,154
2 Caucus (JPN) Hideaki Fujiwara 16 $35,850
3 Blane Eclat Ryo Takei 8 $22,340
4 Lavapies (JPN) Ryuji Okubo 4 $52,163
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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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