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Kentucky Derby Contender

Vino Rosso

Owner: Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez

2018 Wood Memorial Replay

Get to Know Vino Rosso

Sire: Curlin (Smart Strike)
Dam: Mythical Bride (Street Cry [IRE])
Foaled: March 29, 2015
Breeder: John D. Gunther

Starts: 5
Wins: 3
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $620,500

Bettors’ Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

Vino Rosso: Steady-tempo sort has had my attention since the Sam F. Davis in February and has been my Belmont Stakes horse to watch, much in the mold of Tapwrit a year ago. He delivered on that promise in the Wood Memorial, beating representative rivals like Enticed and Restoring Hope. Comparisons to stablemate Noble Indy aren’t far off as they have similar form and skill sets. If you like one, you like both, and likewise if you’re against either. Steady-trying types rarely win the Derby, as it often goes to either a brilliant sort or a melt-down closer. He can contend in Louisville, but is best for Belmont.



Vino Rosso Punches Kentucky Derby Ticket by Winning G2 Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Vino Rosso got his breakthrough victory on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, surging from off the pace to outkick Grade 3 Gotham winner Enticed ...

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Vino Rosso Race History

Date Race Track Finish
April 7, 2018 Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) Aqueduct 1st
March 10, 2018 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) Tampa Bay 4th
February 10, 2018 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) Tampa Bay 3rd
December 22, 2017 Allowance Tampa Bay 1st
November 11, 2017 Maiden Aqueduct 1st

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