Joining Birdstone and Eurosilver on the list of nominees are champion 2-year-old male and Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Action This Day, Remsen Stakes (gr. II) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) winner Read the Footnotes, and Remsen runnerup Master David. Bobby Frankel, who trains Master David, sent out Edmund A. Gann's Peace Rules to win last year's Blue Grass. Peace Rules went on to finish third in the Derby. Other leading nominees are Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) winner Gradepoint, Laurel Futurity (gr. III) victor Tapit, Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) winner Lion Heart and the highly regarded Value Plus.Value Plus is one of 26 horses nominated by trainer Todd Pletcher.
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