Derby Contender Profile: Tom's Ready

05/07/2016 03:29 PM

Post Position: 12
Morning Line Odds: 30-1
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.

Tom’s Ready is a dark bay colt by More Than Ready, out of the Broad Brush mare Goodbye Stranger, foaled on Feb. 1, 2013 in Pennsylvania. The last dark bay or brown horse to win the Kentucky Derby was Street Sense in 2007. With 44 points, Tom’s Ready is No. 16 on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard.

Tom’s Ready is owned by GMB Racing, trained by Dallas Stewart, and ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. Stewart finished second in the Kentucky Derby two years in a row with long shots Golden Soul (2013, 34-1) and Commanding Curve (2014, 37-1). Hernandez Jr. won the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic aboard Fort Larned on his 27th birthday. Tom’s Ready will be his first Kentucky Derby mount.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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