The 2010 Kentucky Derby Preps

A visual review of the 2010 Kentucky Derby Preps.

Fly By Phil takes the first prep of 2010, the Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT) on the Calder turf.

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

A Little Warm made early noise on the Derby scene with a win in the Spectacular Bid.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Conveyance took the first of the California preps, the grade III San Rafael.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Ranger Heartley upset favorite Connemara to win the California Derby.

Photo: Vassar Photography

Dryfly took the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn.

Photo: Coady Photography

Winslow Homer outfinished Jackson Bend to win the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Ron the Greek came from way back to take the LeComte (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.

Photo: Lynn Roberts

Peppi Knows scored in the Whirlaway, as favorite Eightyfiveinafifty couldn't stay on track.

Bim Bam (inside) outfinished heavy favorite Interactif to win the Hallandale Beach Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Caracortado, who broke his maiden in claiming company at Fairplex, won his 5th race in a row in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II).

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It was Rule taking the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs.

Photo: Tom Cooley Photography.

Sidney's Candy flashed his speed in the San Vicente (gr. II).

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

D' Funnybone captured the Hutcheson (gr. II) with professional flair.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Eskendereya moved to the head of the class with a 8 1/2 length win in the Fountain of Youth (gr. II).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Discreetly Mine left the field behind in the Risen Star (gr. II).

Photo: Lou Hodges, Jr.

Conveyance traveled east to take the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) over Dublin.

Photo: Coady Photography

Connemara avenged his defeat in the California Derby, with a decisive win in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).

Photo: Marcel Langevin/vassar Photography

Don’t Blame the Cat took the Miracle Wood at Laurel.

Photo: Jim Mccue, Maryland Jockey Club

Storming Saint (left) finished second in the Borderland Derby, but was awarded the victory after the disqualification of Raise the Bridle.

Photo: Coady Photography

Also on February 27, Codoy finished first in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, but Vow to Wager (#6) was awarded the victory after the disqualification of Codoy.

Photo: Pat Lang

Awesome Act took to the dirt in the Gotham (gr. III), winning impressively.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

The Fred 'Cappy' Capossela Stakes belonged to Castaneda.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Paddy O'Prado broke his maiden on the turf in the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Alphie's Bet scored in the Sham Stakes (gr. III).

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Lookin At Lucky and Noble's Promise finished together in the Rebel (gr. II), with Lookin At Lucky getting the neck victory.

Photo: Coady Photography

The finish was even closer in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III), where Odysseus defeated Schoolyard Dreams by a nose.

Photo: Tom Cooley Photography.

Sidney's Candy won his second graded stakes of 2010 in the San Felipe (gr. II).

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Plantation won the Private Terms to stay perfect.

Photo: Jim Mccue, Maryland Jockey Club

The Swale (gr. II) solidified D' Funnybone as one of the top 3-year-olds in the country, at least at short distances.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Ice Box nipped Pleasant Prince in an exciting Florida Derby (gr. I).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

In the desert, 4-year-old Musir won the UAE Derby.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Exhi took the Rushaway at Turfway.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Dean's Kitten made a powerful impression in the stretch of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II).

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Mission Impazible poured it on late to win the Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Endorsement powered home in the Sunland Derby.

Photo: Coady Photography

Nordic Truce remained undefeated with a victory in the Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) on opening day at Keeneland.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Eightyfiveinafifty stayed straight, and won the Bay Shore (gr. III).

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Fountain of Youth winner Eskendereya delivered a repeat performance in the Wood Memorial (gr. I).

American Lion roared into the Derby picture with a victory in the Illinois Derby (gr. III).

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

A California Star: Sidney's Candy wins his third graded stakes of 2010, the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Stately Victor stunned the Keeneland crowd with a 40-1 triumph in the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Line of David went right to the lead, and held off Super Saver and Dublin to win the Arkansas Derby (gr. I).

Photo: Chad Harmon

Exhi led them all home in the Coolmore Lexington.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Who will wear the roses?

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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