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Bond Holder out of Tampa Bay Derby & Latest Road to Kentucky Leaderboard

Added on: March 4, 2014

It was announced on Monday Morning via a Facebook post that was written by trainer Doug O’Neill that Bond Holder will not be taking part in this weekend’s $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby, which was the original plan. O’Neill said in his post, “Bond Holder is still recovering from the effects of his Fed Ex flight.”

He continued, “He is walking sound. His foot is doing better and we remain day by day with him. Bond Holder hopefully will be on the track at the end of the week, and if all continues to go well will have his first work the following week. We do not want to press him, so his next race is up in the air at this time. Bond Holder will remain at Tampa Bay Downs in the meantime.”

These comments came directly from the official Kentucky Derby website ( Bond Holder also had to miss out on the Risen Star at Fair Grounds back on February 22nd due to adverse effects after taking a flight from Southern California to New Orleans.

On the Road to Kentucky leaderboard, a total of 52 horses have earned 1 point or more in. Right at the bottom and having just made it onto the leaderboard with just 1 point are the following horses: I’ll Wrap It up, Buck Magic, Son of a Preacher, Matuszak, Almost Famous and Diamond Bachelor.

There are five horses with 2 points and one horse with 3 points. A total of ten horses all currently have 4 points and there are six horses with 5 points. One horse has 6 points and nine horses have managed to earn 10 points. Currently sitting in 14th position with 11 points is Bond Holder and then just in front of Bond Holder is Midnight Hawk and Tamarando, who are both on 12 points.

In 11th place right now is Honor Code with 14 points and also with the same amount of points are Cairo Prince and Havana. General A Rod and Vicar’s In Trouble both have 20 points and Tapiture has earned 22 points. The five horses to have made it to the top of the leaderboard so far include Uncle Sigh with 24 Points and also Albano who has earned the same number of points. Wildcat Red has accumulated 50 points and Intense Holiday is just in front with 53 points, but sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard is Samraat with a whopping 60 points.