Tenfold | Horse Profile
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Tenfold Career Statistics
Last Updated June 2018
Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Pedigree: Curlin – Temptress, by Tapit
Recent Finish: 3rd, Preakness Stakes, G1 (4/14/18)
Tenfold Horse Profile
Tenfold is a lightly raced Curlin colt with 2 wins in 4 starts. In his two stakes starts, Tenfold finished 5th in the Arkansas Derby (G1) stalking the leaders before faltering and just missing a runner-up finish. He then came from off the pace as a huge longshot to rally and finish 3rd in the Preakness (G1) less than a length behind the winner Justify. Tenfold has a good distance pedigree, and there is loads of upside and potential for this talented colt that made his career debut in February, 2018. Trainer Steve Asmussen will decide a week before the June 9 Belmont Stakes if he plans to run him in the “Test of the Champion.”
Tenfold Entering Into the Kentucky Derby
Lightly-raced Tenfold may have the most upside of the Preakness runners outside of Justify. Unraced as a 2-year-old, Tenfold has a strong and deep pedigree, and he can continue to progress off his stakes debut 5th place finish in the Arkansas Derby. That race was fast and Tenfold faltered late and missed 2nd place by just a half-length, yet he still posted a solid BRIS Speed figure of 94.
Tenfold won his first two starts, both around two turns while posting a 92 and 93 BRIS figure. Trainer Steve Asmussen holds this Curlin colt in high-regard, and perhaps it’s telling that he’s running him in the Preakness rather than a softer spot he could win on the undercard. Curlin won the 2007 Preakness and was also un-raced as a 2-year-old like his son Tenfold. Curlin also won on off tracks including the Breeders’ Cup Classic in the mud. There is loads of potential for Tenfold, and his 9-1 odds in the Arkansas Derby to potentially 20-1 in the Preakness suggests there could be an overlooked sleeping giant ready for a big run at a price.
Each of the last 20 Preakness winners registered at least a 100 BRIS Speed rating from the last three starts. That profile doesn’t fit Tenfold, but he has room to improve like so many maturing 3-year-olds and especially late-developing ones like Tenfold. A physically talented and maturing colt, I wouldn’t rule out Tenfold from hitting the board, making him one to include in your vertical wagers.