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Shanghai Bobby and Goldencents lead under new Derby points system

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Saturday's Fountain of Youth and Risen Star Stakes mark the initial two races in the "Championship Series" part of the new "Road to the Kentucky Derby" points system. The 19-race "Prep Season" finished on Presidents' Day with the Southwest Stakes.

Leading the Top 20 point earners are Eclipse Award winner Shanghai Bobby and Sham Stakes winner Goldencents, each with 24 points. In third with 11 points is Lecomte Stakes champ Oxbow followed by 11 3-year-olds with 10 points apiece.

This Saturday's two stakes will be worth 50 points to each winner and 20 to the runner-up, 10 to third and 5 to fourth. The "Championship Series" is made up of 17 races.

Early estimates by Churchill Downs officials are that between 30 and 40 points will be needed to make the Kentucky Derby field of 20.

The 139th Kentucky Derby will held on Saturday, May 4.

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY TOP 20

Shanghai Bobby 24 Todd Pletcher $1,731,000; Goldencents 24 Doug O'Neill $740,000; Oxbow 11 D. Wayne Lukas $180,000; Violence 10 Todd Pletcher $495,000; Itsmyluckyday 10 Eddie Plesa Jr. $393,600; Overanalyze 10 Todd Pletcher $296,381; Uncaptured 10 Mark Casse $292,374; Den's Legacy 10 Bob Baffert $265,000; Power Broker 10 Bob Baffert $210,000; Super Ninety Nine 10 Bob Baffert $200,000; Will Take Charge 10 D. Wayne Lukas $152,971; Falling Sky 10 John Terranova II $122,500; Flashback 10 Bob Baffert $120,000; Revolutionary 10 Todd Pletcher $120,000; Dynamic Sky 8 Mark Casse $271,668; He's Had Enough 6 Doug O'Neill $430,000; Fear the Kitten 6 Mike Maker $84,890; Tesseron 5 Josie Carroll $49,017; Bern Identity 4 Kelly Breen $572,000 and Capo Bastone 4 Todd Pletcher $246,000.

02/21 16:31:29 ET


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