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Cutting Humor

2019 Kentucky Derby Contender

Owner: Starlight Racing
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Corey Lanerie
Post Position: 10
ML Odds: 30/1
Finish Position: 10th

Get to Know Cutting Humor


Sire: First Samurai (Giant's Causeway)
Dam: Pun (Pulpit)
Date of Birth: April 7, 2016
Breeder: Dell Hancock & Bernie Sams

Starts: 6
Wins: 2
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $516,967

Last 4 Races


Date Track Race Finish
April 24, 2019Sunland ParkSunland Park Derby (Gr. 3)1st
February 18, 2019Oaklawn ParkSouthwest Stakes (Gr. 3)7th
January 18, 2019Gulfstream ParkAllowance Optional Claiming2nd
November 17, 2018Gulfstream Park WestMaiden Special Weight1st

Bettor's Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

Track-record setter in the Sunland Derby, he came home exceptionally quick in that prep and punched his ticket to Louisvile. The Sunland Derby produced its first Kentucky Derby starter in 2005 and is best known for Mine That Bird’s 2009 upset victory and the 2015 runner-up by Firing Line. Trainer Todd Pletcher may be 2-for-52 in his Derby career, but he’s got a win (Always Dreaming) and third (Audible) in the past 2 years. He loses 2-time Derby winner John Velazquez in the saddle to Code of Honor. Pedigree-wise, there’s concern if this one will continue to run on, but his races to this point don’t reveal that as a flaw.

2019 Sunland Derby Replay

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