Kentucky Derby Profile: Known Agenda

Todd Pletcher has four horses in the Kentucky Derby but Known Agenda might well be his one real shot
Todd Pletcher has four horses in the Kentucky Derby but Known Agenda might well be his one real shot

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Both our in-house handicapper and turf-man take a look at all the horses in the Kentucky Derby.

All their results over the past 12 months are listed below along with their Morning Line Odds and the full field of runners for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

This piece is all about the horse who has drawn the inside gate - Known Agenda. Todd Pletcher won't be happy he's breaking from the inside but does he have a chance to win...?

Known Agenda Results
  • Date
  • Race
  • Track
  • Distance
  • Finish

Date

  • March 27, 2021
  • February 26, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
  • December 5, 2020
  • November 8, 2020
  • September 27, 2020

Race

  • Florida Derby (G1)
  • AlwOC
  • Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3)
  • Remsen Stakes (G2)
  • MSW
  • MSW

Track

  • Gulfsteam Park
  • Gulfsteam Park
  • Tampa Bay Downs
  • Aqueduct
  • Aqueduct
  • Belmont Park

Distance

  • 1m 1/8
  • 1m 1/8
  • 1m 1/16
  • 1m 1/8
  • 1m 1/8
  • 6.5f

Finish

  • 1st
  • 1st
  • 5th
  • 3rd
  • 1st
  • 2nd
Kentucky Derby Entries & Post Positions 2021
  • Post Position
  • Horse
  • Morning Line Odds
  • Jockey
  • Trainer

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Horse

  • Known Agenda
  • Like the King
  • Brooklyn Strong
  • Keepmeinmind
  • Sainthood
  • O Besos
  • Mandaloun
  • Medina Spirit
  • Hot Rod Charlie
  • Midnight Bourbon
  • Dynamic One
  • Helium
  • Hidden Stash
  • Essential Quality
  • Rock Your World
  • King Fury
  • Highly Motivated
  • Super Stock
  • Soup and Sandwich
  • Bourbonic

Morning Line Odds

  • 6-1
  • 50-1
  • 50-1
  • 50-1
  • 50-1
  • 20-1
  • 15-1
  • 15-1
  • 8-1
  • 20-1
  • 20-1
  • 50-1
  • 50-1
  • 2-1fav
  • 5-1
  • 20-1
  • 10-1
  • 30-1
  • 30-1
  • 30-1

Jockey

  • Irad Ortiz
  • Drayden Van Dyke
  • Umberto Rispoli
  • David Cohen
  • Corey Lanerie
  • Marcelino Pedroza
  • Florent Geroux
  • John Velazquez
  • Flavien Prat
  • Mike Smith
  • Jose Ortiz
  • Julien Leparoux
  • Rafael Bejarano
  • Luis Saez
  • Joel Rosario
  • Brian Hernandez Jr.
  • Javier Castellano
  • Ricardo Santana Jr.
  • Tyler Gaffalione
  • Kendrick Carmouche

Trainer

  • Todd Pletcher
  • Wesley Ward
  • Daniel Velazquez
  • Robertino Diodoro
  • Todd Pletcher
  • Greg Foley
  • Brad Cox
  • Bob Baffert
  • Doug O'Neill
  • Steve Asmussen
  • Todd Pletcher
  • Mark Casse
  • Victoria Oliver
  • Brad Cox
  • John Sadler
  • Kenny McPeek
  • Chad Brown
  • Steve Asmussen
  • Mark Casse
  • Todd Pletcher
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Sean's Take...

I liked this horse in the G1 Florida Derby, which he won by 2 ¾ lengths with a respectable 94 Beyer Speed Figure, but I do think that race represents his peak. Everything went his way that day at Gulfstream, where his trainer/jockey combo of Todd Pletcher and Irad Ortiz, Jr. were nothing short of dominant during the Championship Meet, and I just don’t envision him having the same kind of good fortune at Churchill Downs, especially not after drawing the one-hole in such a bulky field. It’s a shame, really, because he ran fast last out and gives the impression of a horse that will relish a mile and a quarter, but he’s borderline impossible to play under the circumstances.

J.N's Take...

It wouldn’t be the Kentucky Derby without a member of Todd Pletcher’s outfit. He actually has several which are drawing in for the “First Saturday in May,” and here is a horse with much to like. This colt out of Curlin is a St. Elias homebred who displayed great fortitude against Shug McGaughey’s Greatest Honour in the Florida Derby (G1) back in late March.

Leading jockey Irad Ortiz geared up around that last turn, and the afterburner did the rest. If there is more of that kind of big kick in this colt, then Pletcher has a major player on his hands. Developing right now is a good point on which to launch a Triple Crown run, and Pletcher knows this route well. The Florida Derby (G1) wasn’t the most difficult field compared to some of the other “Prep” races that some of these faced, but it was a good test for a power runner like this one. How will he handle the upgrade in distance and class? We will see...

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Kentucky Derby 2021 Racecard

14
PP 14

Essential Quality

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Luis Saez /
  • Trainer: Brad Cox /
Morning Line Odds

Brad Cox finally has a Derby horse (two actually) but he rolls into Churchill Downs with the favorite. Undefeated and oozes class. 2-1 is short for me but our turf-man has him as his selection.

15
PP 15

Rock Your World

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Joel Rosario /
  • Trainer: John Sadler /
Morning Line Odds

A very very impressive winner of the Santa Anita Derby. Installed as the 5-1 second-favorite. Has only run once on dirt and blew away a good field. Not entirely sure if he's the real deal but I know he's got a real chance.

1
PP 1

Known Agenda

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Irad Ortiz /
  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher /
Morning Line Odds

Tricky inside Post Position. Arguably the most effected by the PP draw. 6-1 on the Morning Line should drift. Not heavily fancied by the HR.net team

9
PP 9

Hot Rod Charlie

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Flavien Prat /
  • Trainer: Doug O'Neill /
Morning Line Odds

A California invader who impressively took out the Louisiana Derby. He may well provide the early speed. Win contender.

17
PP 17

Highly Motivated

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Javier Castellano /
  • Trainer: Chad Brown /

Plenty of buzz surrounding this Into Mischief colt. Went stride for stride with Essential Quality at the Blue Grass. He will be our editor's pick.

7
PP 7

Mandaloun

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Florent Geroux /
  • Trainer: Brad Cox /

If you are looking at a value play from the middle of the odds then Mandaloun may well be it. That clunker at the Louisiana Derby has people worried but if was just one of those days - 15-1 could be long.

8
PP 8

Medna Spirit

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: John Velazquez /
  • Trainer: Bob Baffert /

Bob Baffert's only Derby horse. Was at #1 with our in-house handicapper for the final few weeks of the Prep season. Our editor likes him too. Real game horse who won't let anybody down. 15-1 screams value.

11
PP 11

Dynamic One

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Jose Ortiz /
  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher /

If Dynamic One is in the mix for the Derby then it'll be quite the surprise. Runner-up to stablemate Bourbonic in the Wood Memorial. Real long-shot.

16
PP 16

King Fury

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr. /
  • Trainer: Kenny McPeek /

Kenny McPeek is a darn good trainer. This horse is getting better with every race. Can he get in and among the front-runners coming down the stretch? I'm dubious but you can't just rule him out.

10
PP 10

Midnight Bourbon

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Mike Smith /
  • Trainer: Steve Asmussen /

Plenty of tactical speed for a nice horse who seems a step below the top contenders. Could win if everything - and I mean everything - falls his way. Most likely to be in the mix for the exotics if anything however.

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