Kentucky Derby 2020 Odds: Storm the Court


By US Racing Team

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Storm The Court – US Racing Photo

Storm the Court is 0-for-5 in 2020 after earning the 2-year-old male Eclipse Award with a 45-1 shocker in what has proved to be a historically weak Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).

His two wins were on or near the lead, and he’s not fast enough to be a major pace factor in the Derby. He’s in way over his head.

In his last start, he ran second in the La Jolla Handicap (G3) on Aug. 9, a 1 1/16th-mile race on the Del Mar turf.

Storm the Court posted his final work before the Derby on Aug. 29, working 6 furlongs in 1:12.80 at Del Mar, second fastest of five at the distance.

Profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post position after the field is drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Odds: TBD

Post position: TBD

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Trainer: Peter Eurton

Owner: David A. Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Dan Hudock and Susanna Wilson

Career record: 9-2-1-3

Career earnings: $1,310,451

Top Equibase speed figure: 106

Kentucky Derby points: 36 (14th)

Pedigree: Court Vision-My Tejana Storm, by Tejano Run

Color: Bay

Running style: Front-runner

Notes: Julien Leparoux rides the 2-year-old champion for the first time … Leparoux is 0-for-11 in the Derby; his best finish was fourth with Classic Empire in 2017 … He has won more than 2,700 races in a career that began in 2005 and was voted Eclipse Award winner as top jockey in 2009 … Peter Eurton is sending out his second Derby starter; his Dance With Fate was sixth in 2014.

(US Racing’s Kentucky Derby coverage will include profiles of the horses listed as probable for the race on Saturday, Sept. 5. Each day until the post-position draw on Tuesday, Sept. 1, US Racing will publish selected profiles of the contenders.)

2020 Kentucky Derby

Horse Trainers Jockey
Tiz the Law Barclay Tagg Manny Franco
Authentic Bob Baffert John Velazquez
Art Collector Tom Drury Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Honor A.P. John Sherriffs Mike Smith
Ny Traffic Saffie Joseph, Jr Paco Lopez
King Guillermo Juan Carlos Avilla Samy Camacho
Thousand Words Bob Baffert Florent Geroux
Dr Post Todd Pletcher Tyler Gaffalione
Max Player Steve Asmussen Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Enforceable Mark Casse Adam Beschizza
Rushie Michael McCarthy TBD
Major Fed Greg Foley James Graham
Storm the Court Peter Eurton Julien Leparoux
Attachment Rate Dale Romans Joe Talamo
Sole Volante Patrick Biancone Luca Panici
Finnick the Fierce Rey Hernandez Martin Garcia
Winning Impression Dallas Stewart Joe Rocco, Jr.
Necker Island Chris Hartman Miguel Mena
Shirl’s Speight Roger Attfield Corey Lanerie