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Kentucky Derby field 2013: Revolutionary

Revolutionary is attempting to become the first horse since Grindstone in 1996 to win the Louisiana and the Kentucky Derby.

Matthew Stockman


Sire: War Pass
Dam: Runup the Colors
Damsire: A.P. Indy

Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Calvin Borel
Owner: WinStar Farm
Record: 6-3-1-2
Earnings: $788,500
Notable Races: 1st, G2-Louisiana Derby; 1st, G3-Withers

Positives: A winner of three straight races, including the G3-Withes and G2-Louisiana Derby, Revolutionary comes into the Derby in about as good of form as is possible. His win in the Louisiana Derby was very impressive when you consider the fact that he went wide into both the first and second turns of the race after spotting the field 12 lengths heading into the first turn. Jockey Javier Castellano will give way for three-time Kentucky Derby winning rider Calvin Borel creating a reunion of the trainer, jockey and owner combination that won the 2010 Derby with Super Saver.

2013 Louisiana Derby

Aside from his current form, Revolutionary has the running style and the pedigree that suggest he'll have no problem with the mile and a quarter distance in the Derby.

Negatives: As with any horse that likes to come from well off the pace, Revolutionary will need to avoid traffic problems as he begins to make his move on the far turn and the top of the stretch. A tried and true Derby veteran like Calvin Borel should be well-prepared to deal with a tough trip but there won't be a whole lot he can do if Revolutionary gets cut off or boxed in at some point in the race. But if he runs another race as good as his win in the Louisiana Derby, he should be right there at the end challenging for the win.