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Cloud Computing - Possible Kentucky Derby Contender

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Cloud Computing – Possible 143 Kentucky Derby Contender & Odds

The 143 Kentucky Derby is restricted to only 20 Kentucky Derby runners and will run on Saturday, May 6, 2017, for the first leg of the Triple Crown.

Here is the latest look at Cloud Computing, one of the contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby to be run at Churchill Downs.

Cloud Computing Kentucky Derby Bio

Owners: Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence

Trainer: Chad Brown

Pedigree: Maclean's Music – Quick Temper, by A.P. Indy

Last Race Result: 3rd Place, Wood Memorial Stakes, 4/8/17

Cloud Computing Career Statistics

Starts: 3

Wins: 1

Places: 1

Shows: 1

Earnings: $171,000

Cloud Computing Kentucky Derby Odds

Cloud Computing is a really tough sell to bet on right now. He's a horse who is floating right around the bubble for the Kentucky Derby, and he's in the clubhouse and finished racing. There's a good chance that 40 points is going to be enough for Chad Brown's three-year old to head to Churchill Downs, but with a win in just a maiden race and decaying results, it's hard to find a good reason to bet on him. That's why the price of 40 to 1 isn't worth wagering on right now, though if he does actually reach the gate the first Saturday of May, that's probably what we'll see at the mutuels.

Cloud Computing Kentucky Derby Analysis

Cloud Computing probably isn't a bad pony, but he probably isn't one you want to be wagering your life savings on at the Kentucky Derby either. He's run just three races in his career, all of which have been at Aqueduct Racetrack, and he has had sloppier and sloppier results each time.

In his maiden race, Cloud Computing came from off the pace to ultimately hold up as the favorite, beating a poor field with some slick moves down the stretch. In his second race at the Gotham Stakes, he was an 8 to 1 choice and finished second best to J Boys Echo.

Most of the field at Aqueduct tapered out after that and headed elsewhere, but Cloud Computing stayed in the Big Apple and tried his hand at the Wood Memorial, a race that has been losing stature every year and is all of a sudden down to a Grade 2 race with less than a $1 million purse. Cloud Computing was never a factor in the race. He was a late starter who didn't get off to a good start and never had the push at the end to be a factor against either Irish War Cry or Battalion Runner, both of whom feel like they're significantly better horses.

We're also not all that sure about Cloud Computing's workouts. He's had a couple good ones in his history, breezing four furlongs in 48 and 1 at Belmont Park in February and five furlongs in 1:00 and 3 in March. Though those numbers are good, they aren't out of this world, and there are others who have put up better efforts and have had better results as well.

So how does Cloud Computing ultimately win the Kentucky Derby? He's going to have to be positioned more towards the middle of the pack instead of at the back, because we already know that he's not going to be able to make a charge against some of these other late-charging horses, nor will he probably have it in him to clear coming back from 15 lengths down against much of anyone. Is it doable? We suppose. But it takes an imagination to see how a colt without the pedigree or the results can ultimately go from the outhouse to the biggest penthouse in the Sport of Kings.

With a maximum of 20 horses accepted into the Kentucky Derby field, there is a significant vetting process to qualify the horses among this group of three-year olds. A points system is in place to reward winners and other top finishers of the main races leading into the Derby. The Top 20 horses will get the first opportunity to run in the Kentucky Derby, though as horses bow out of the process, the next ones in the standings are given their chances until the field of 20 is set.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby wraps up the second week of April, thus ending a grueling stretch of eight months of qualifying for the top colts in the world. The field won't be finalized until the Kentucky Derby post draw on Wednesday, May 3.

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Kentucky Derby 143 Entries:

Below are some of the contenders that will possibly run the day of the race. There are 20 Derby Contenders for the race but these are the most likely ones will be confirmed a place at the event.

Possible 2017 Kentucky Derby Contenders:

Rank Horse Points Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings Graded Stakes Earnings Breeder Trainer Owner
1 Girvin 150 $840,000 $840,000 Bob Austin & John Witte Joe Sharp Brad Grady
2 Gormley 125 $884,000 $884,000 Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate John Shirreffs Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.
3 Irish War Cry 110 $676,660 $616,660 Isabelle de Tomaso H. Motion Isabelle de Tomaso
4 Irap 108 $760,000 $738,000 Aaron & Marie Jones Doug O'Neill Reddam Racing LLC
5 Always Dreaming 100 $589,000 $589,000 Santa Rosa Partners Todd Pletcher St Elias, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boys, MEB Stables
6 Gunnevera 84 $1,137,800 $1,134,200 Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch Antonio Sano Peacock Racing Stables, LLC
7 Practical Joke 74 $966,000 $966,000 Whispering Oaks Chad Brown Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.
8 J Boys Echo 63 $305,000 $305,000 Betz, Blackburn, J. Betz, Ramsby, CNHHNK Dale Romans Albaugh Family Stables LLC
9 State of Honor 62 $310,364 $280,000 Manfred Conrad & Penny Conrad Mark Casse Conrad Farms
10 Mastery 60 $480,000 $480,000 Stone Farm Bob Baffert Cheyenne Stables LLC
11 Tapwrit 54 $325,570 $280,000 My Meadowview LLC Todd Pletcher Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LaPenta, Robert V.
12 Epicharis (JPN) 50 $753,381 $400,000 Masatsugu Kamada Kiyoshi Hagiwara Carrot Farm
13 Malagacy 50 $540,000 $540,000 John Trumbulovic Todd Pletcher Sumaya U.S. Stable
14 McCraken 40 $385,048 $335,320 Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC Ian Wilkes Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC
15 Battle of Midway 40 $224,000 $224,000 Thor-Bred Stables, LLC Jerry Hollendorfer Fox Hill Farms, Inc.
16 Patch 40 $200,000 $200,000 Calumet Farm Todd Pletcher Calumet Farm
17 Battalion Runner 40 $140,000 $140,000 Dell Ridge Farm, LLC Todd Pletcher St. Elias Stable
18 Cloud Computing 40 $135,000 $135,000 Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc & Stretch Run Ventures, LLC Chad Brown Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.
19 Mont Saint Legame (JPN) 40 $0 $0 Kawashima Bokujo Koji Maki Shinichi Yamashita
20 Untrapped 34 $210,000 $210,000 Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard Steven Asmussen Michael Langford
21 Classic Empire 32 $1,493,820 $1,493,820 Steven Nicholson & Brandi Nicholson Mark Casse John C. Oxley
22 El Areeb 30 $330,000 $270,000 Dixiana Farms LLC Cathal Lynch M M G Stables, LLC
23 Royal Mo 30 $213,000 $213,000 Brandywine Farm John Shirreffs Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.
24 Local Hero 30 $140,000 $140,000 Three Chimneys Farm LLC Steven Asmussen e Five Racing Thoroughbreds

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