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REBEL WINNER CUPID MOVES IN AT #7 IN WEEK 6 OF ULTIMATE KENTUCKY DERBY POLL PRESENTED BY BRISNET.COM

Cupid joined the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Poll presented by Brisnet.com at No. 7 with his front-running 1 1/4-length victory over Whitmore in Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. But there was hardly agreement on the light gray’s chances in the May 7 Kentucky Derby, with the Bob Baffert-trained Cupid ranked everywhere from No. 2 to No. 19 by the panel of 13 noted handicappers, turf journalists and analysts.

Unbeaten Mohaymen remains the dominant No. 1 pick, getting all the top votes with the exception of two for No. 2 ranked Nyquist, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion whom he’ll meet in the April 2 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

SAN FELIPE WINNER DANZING CANDY MOVES TO #3 IN WEEK 5 OF ULTIMATE KENTUCKY DERBY POLL PRESENTED BY BRISNET.COM

Danzing Candy powered into a No. 3 ranking behind season-long leaders Mohaymen and Nyquist in the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Poll presented by Brisnet.com with a front-running victory in Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes over Mor Spirit, who dipped to No. 4. The Clifford Sise trained son of Twirling Candy, now 3 for 3 under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, had been No. 11 the prior week as part of “others receiving votes.”

GOTHAM WINNER SHAGAF MOVES TO #9; MOHAYMEN STAYS ON TOP IN WEEK 4 OF ULTIMATE KENTUCKY DERBY POLL PRESENTED BY BRISNET.COM

Shagaf’s victory against the speed bias in Saturday’s Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct encouraged voters to put Shadwell Stable’s 3-for-3 into the top 10 of the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Poll presented by Brisnet.com, but not enough to move dislodge the clear leaders: unbeaten Mohaymen, undefeated 2-year-old champion Nyquist, Mor Spirit and the Fair Grounds’ Risen Star winner Gun Runner.

SANDY LANE BARBADOS GOLD CUP, GOTHAM AND GULFSTREAM GRADED STAKES HIGHLIGHT SUPER SATURDAY ON HRRN

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY will achieve another milestone this Saturday when the network hosts their first broadcast from an international venue as they travel to Garrison Savannah Racetrack in Barbados.

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35th Sandy Lane Barbados Turf Club PPs

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MOHAYMEN SOLIDLY ON TOP; ZULU MOVES TO 6TH IN WEEK 3 OF ULTIMATE KENTUCKY DERBY POLL PRESENTED BY BRISNET.COM

Mohaymen’s impressive victory over Zulu February 27 in Gulfstream Park’s Grade II Fountain of Youth kept Shadwell Stable’s Tapit colt entrenched on top in Week 3 of the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Poll presented Brisnet.com. Trained by Kentucky-raised, New York-based Kiaran McLaughlin, Mohaymen now is 5 for 5 and garnered 11 of 13 first-place votes, the others going to undefeated 2-year-old champion Nyquist, who like Mohaymen is scheduled to meet in the April 2 Florida Derby.

HRRN TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONALLY BASED BROADCAST WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF SANDY LANE BARBADOS GOLD CUP MARCH 5

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY announced Thursday, they will host an historic broadcast of the Grade 1 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup live from Garrison Savannah in Barbados on Saturday, March 5.

GUNRUNNER MOVES FROM 10 TO 4; NYQUIST PICKS UP VOTE FOR NUMBER 1 IN SECOND WEEK OF ULTIMATE KENTUCKY DERBY POLL PRESENTED BY BRISNET.COM

Gun Runner’s victory in the Feb. 20, Grade II Risen Star Stakes moved the Tapit colt from tenth up to fourth in Week 2 of the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Poll presented Brisnet.com. Trained by Steve Asmussen for Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys, Gun Runner now is 3 for 4.

MOHAYMEN GARNERS 12 OF 13 FIRST PLACE VOTES IN WEEK 1 OF ULTIMATE KENTUCKY DERBY POLL PRESENTED BY BRISNET.COM

Shadwell Stable’s unbeaten Mohaymen is the near-unanimous top pick in the first Ultimate Kentucky Derby Poll presented by brisnet.com.
The poll will appear every Monday morning at horseracingradio.net, the website of Eclipse Award-winning Horse Racing Radio Network, which is partnering with Brisnet.com, the official data source of the Kentucky Derby, to produce rankings that combine high-profile turf journalists with high-profile professional handicappers. In addition, there will be a bonus poll published this Tuesday to reflect Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita’s $200,000 San Vicente.