Updated Kentucky Derby Graded Earnings
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Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Macho Man, who banked $180,000 for his win in the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 19 at Fair Grounds, moved into a tie for seventh position on the graded stakes earnings list that will help determine the field for $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs.

The top three finishers of the Risen Star are all ranked in the top 10. Macho Mucho Man, with $270,000 in graded stakes earnings, moved from No. 25 into a tie for No. 7 with Soldat. Runner-up Santiva earned $60,000 to bring his total to $240,254 and went from No. 14 to No. 9. Third-place finisher Rogue Romance moved up two spots to No. 6 after earning $30,000 and increased his total to $288,000. Also, Decisive Moment maintained his position at No. 12 after adding $6,000 for finishing fifth.
Archarcharch garnered $150,000 for his victory in the $250,000 Southwest (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park to debut at No. 15. Runner-up J P’s Gusto added $50,000 to his already lofty total, which currently stands at $540,000, good for No. 3 on the list.
The Factor, winner of the $150,000 San Vicente (gr. II Feb. 20 at Santa Anita, debuted at No. 25 after winning the $90,000 first prize. Runner-up Sway Away doubled his graded stakes earnings from a $30,000 check and jumped from No. 35 into a tie for No. 28 with Wilkinson at $60,000. San Vicente third Premier Pegasus earned $18,000 and moved up one position to No. 27 at $78,000.
Meanwhile, Boys At Tosconova ($532,060), Clubhouse Ride ($210,000), and Tapizar ($65,000) were removed from the list and Kentucky Derby consideration because of injuries.
Here are the graded stakes earnings through Feb. 22:
1. Uncle Mo, $1,260,000
2. Gourmet Dinner, $700,000
3. J P’s Gusto, $540,000
4. Comma to the Top (g), $456,000
5. Turbulent Descent (f), $295,550
6. Rogue Romance, $288,000
7. Mucho Macho Man, $270,000
7. Soldat, $270,000
9. Santiva, $240,254
10. Dialed In, $240,000
11. To Honor And Serve, $210,000
12. Decisive Moment, $206,000
13. Jaycito, $200,000
14. Anthony’s Cross, $162,000
15. Archarcharch, $150,000
16. Riveting Reason, $147,500
17. Blue Laser, $143,502
18. Willcox Inn, $139,000
19. Silver Medallion, $124,334
20. Brethren $120,000
20. Sweet Ducky, $120,000
21. Stay Thirsty, $110,000
22. Astrology, $105,893
23. Lou Brissie, $99,043
24. The Factor, $90,000
25. Major Gain, $86,370
26. Premier Pegasus, $78,000
27. Sway Away, $60,000
28. Wilkinson, $60,000
29. Surrey Star, $44,257

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