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Nyquist's big win at Florida Derby, makes him Kentucky Derby favorite

Gun Runner leads the Kentucky Derby standings with 151 points. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Gun Runner leads the Kentucky Derby standings with 151 points. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
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Nyquist stayed undefeated with seven wins in seven races, after claiming victory in the Florida Derby on Saturday. He beat a field that included Moyhamen, who was previously undefeated.

Nyquist earned 100 points for the victory, putting him second in the Kentucky Derby standings behind Gun Runner, but many feel the win makes him the favorite in "The Run for the Roses". Gun Runner primarily raced at the Fair Grounds winning the Risen Star and Louisiana Derby.

Gayle and Tom Benson's GMB Racing still has two horses sitting in the top 20 of the Derby standings. Tom's Ready in tenth, while Mo Tom is in twelfth. The top 20 horses in the final standings qualify for the Kentucky Derby.

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