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The Derby 20 Presented By NYRA Bets: Decisions, Decisions

Shirl’s Speight easily wins the G3 Marine Stakes on July 25, convincing trainer Roger Attfield to point the lightly-raced colt to the Kentucky Derby

Less than two weeks from the 2020 Kentucky Derby, and while we've learned that fans won't be in the stands, connections have been working hard to finalize their plans for this year's contenders.

The list of 20 contenders below appears to be the total number of expected entrants for the Run for the Roses, and includes, for the first time since the introduction of the Derby points system in 2013, a horse with no points at all. That's Shirl's Speight, a Charles Fipke homebred undefeated in two starts in Canada for trainer Roger Attfield. He's a talented colt by Speightstown and gets Corey Lanerie in the saddle, bringing a little more intrigue to this year of the unexpected.

The only jockey left to be decided is that of Rushie, the Michael McCarthy trainee expected to ship to Louisville from California on Tuesday.

Updates to this list will be made as contenders go through their final workouts over the next week, potentially moving a few horses up or down for the final Paulick Report rankings.

The updated points leaderboard is available here: Derby Oaks Leaderboard

Where did your favorite Derby horse end up? Be sure to click on the expandable boxes for each Derby candidate to get all the latest information in this edition of The Derby 20!

Tiz the Law
Connections
Pedigree
372
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
1st
Paulick Report Ranking
Honor A. P.
Connections
Pedigree
140
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
2nd
Paulick Report Ranking
Art Collector
Connections
Pedigree
150
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
3rd
Paulick Report Ranking
King Guillermo
Connections
Pedigree
90
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
4th
Paulick Report Ranking
Caracaro
Connections
Pedigree
60
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
5th
Paulick Report Ranking
Ny Traffic
Connections
Pedigree
110
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
6th
Paulick Report Ranking
Thousand Words
Connections
Pedigree
83
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
7th
Paulick Report Ranking
Authentic
Connections
Pedigree
200
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
8th
Paulick Report Ranking
Sole Volante
Connections
Pedigree
30
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
9th
Paulick Report Ranking
Max Player
Connections
Pedigree
60
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
10th
Paulick Report Ranking
Enforceable
Connections
Pedigree
43
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
11th
Paulick Report Ranking
Shirl's Speight
Connections
Pedigree
0
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
12th
Paulick Report Ranking
Major Fed
Connections
Pedigree
38
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
13th
Paulick Report Ranking
Finnick the Fierce
Connections
Pedigree
25
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
14th
Paulick Report Ranking
Attachment Rate
Connections
Pedigree
38
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
15th
Paulick Report Ranking
Necker Island
Connections
Pedigree
14
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
16th
Paulick Report Ranking
Rushie
Connections
Pedigree
40
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
17th
Paulick Report Ranking
Dr Post
Connections
Pedigree
83
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
18th
Paulick Report Ranking
Storm the Court
Connections
Pedigree
36
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
19th
Paulick Report Ranking
Winning Impression
Connections
Pedigree
20
Derby Points
Next Expected Start
20th
Paulick Report Ranking
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