The Road to the Kentucky Derby series event features an exciting cast of prospects who will travel 1 1/16 miles on the main surface, with 50 points going to the winner.
Here is the field:
Code of Honor Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $151,700
Top BRIS Speed rating (95) for second in Champagne Stakes (G1)
Owner: W.S. Farish
Breeder: W.S. Farish (KY)
Trainer: Shug McGaughey
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sire: Noble Mission
This highly thought-of colt left much to be desired when fourth in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes on this course most recently. The Grade-1 placed colt has trained swiftly in advance of this and he easily could improve enough to be a major player.
Epic Dreamer Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $73,050
Top BRIS Speed rating (93) for second in debut maiden
Owner: Epic Racing LLC
Breeder: J.D. Stuart, P.C. Bance, A REnterprisees, Jerry Hollendorfer & George Todaro (KY)
Trainer: Kelly Breen
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Dam: Dixie Crisp
Color: Dark Bay
This talented colt led to midstretch before finishing fourth in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2). The Kentucky-bred will need improvement second off the shelf against a strong cast.
Gladiator King Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $104,500
Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in Inaugural Stakes win
Owner: Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY)
Trainer: Jamie Mejia
Jockey: Jorge Solorzano
Dam: Golden Dawn
This long shot lacks consistency and looks to be in a tough spot in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2). The colt has good early speed but was last at 202-1 odds in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) two prior.
Bourbon War Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $79,900
Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in Remsen Stakes (G2) fourth and allowance race win
Owner: Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable
Breeder: Conquest Stables LLC (KY)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
Dam: My Conquestadory
The well-bred colt was a stylish allowance winner here in his seasonal debut. The $410,000 weanling purchase has earned big BRIS Late Pace numbers in two straight and he will be coming on late.
Vekoma Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $151,250
Top BRIS Speed rating (101) in Nashua Stakes (G3) win
Owner: R A Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable
Breeder: Alpha Delta Stables LLC (KY)
Trainer: George Weaver
Jockey: Manuel Franco
Sire: Candy Ride
Dam: Mona de Momma
This unbeaten colt has done nothing wrong to date and will race on Lasix for the initial time off the bench. The fine prospect is training swiftly in preparation of his 2019 bow and he fits in this test if ready.
Signalman Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $448,990
Top BRIS Speed rating (99) for third in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)
Owner: Tommie M. Lewis, David A. Bernsen LLC and Magdalena
Breeder: Monticule (KY)
Trainer: Kenny McPeek
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
Sire: General Quarters
Dam: Trip South
This late runner capped off a fine two-year-old campaign with a game tally in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky-bred colt might be moving best of all inside the final furlong against this cast.
Hidden Scroll Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $31,800
Top BRIS Speed rating (102) in maiden victory
Owner: Juddmonte Farms Inc.
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc. (KY)
Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Sire: Hard Spun
Dam: Sheba Queen
This sensational debut winner gets his class test coming off of just a maiden voyage. The well-bred colt has not missed a beat following his debut and he will be formidable with anything like his first offering.
Global Campaign Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $52,200
Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in maiden win
Owner: Sagamore Farm LLC and WinStar Farm LLC
Breeder: WinStar Farm LLC (KY)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
Jockey: Luis Saez
Dam: Globe Trot
This half-brother to dual Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro has dominated in a pair of wins on this oval leading into his stakes debut. The Kentucky-bred has pace and is bred to handle the distance with ease. The colt has a big chance with a step forward.
Everfast Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $109,885
Top BRIS Speed rating (94) for second in Holy Bull Stakes (G2)
Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Extern Developments (KY)
Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Chris Landeros
Sire: Take Charge Indy
Dam: Awesome Surprise
This Dale Romans trainee shocked when a big second in the Holy Bull (G2) at 128-1 odds. The $47,000 yearling purchase must prove that his last effort was no fluke against a fine field in this spot.
Frosted Grace Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $42,325
Top BRIS Speed rating (94) for neck second in allowance event
Owner: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and William Branch
Breeder: Brereton C. Jones (KY)
Trainer: Katherine Ritvo
Jockey: Jonathan Gonzales
Sire: Mark Valeski
The Swale (G3) fifth-place runner gets more ground to work with in this spot on the stretch out. This pacey colt gets a tough draw but he still figures to be forwardly placed early on.
Union’s Destiny Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $39,750
Top BRIS Speed rating (99) for third in Smooth Air Stakes
Owner: Los Samanes LLC
Breeder: CESA Farm (KY)
Trainer: Juan Avila
Jockey: Leonel Reyes
Sire: Union Rags
Dam: Ms Anna Destiny
This Kentucky-bred colt made a big leap forward finishing third in the Smooth Air Stakes in his 2018 finale. The capable colt has run well in each lifetime performance, though he gets an impossible post slot while facing a strong field.