Kentucky Derby 2022: Classic Causeway Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 4, 2022
Classic Causeway

After initially being declared out, Classic Causeway is in the 2022 Kentucky Derby field. He finished last in the Florida Derby, prompting the scratching from the field, but trainer Brian Lynch decided to re-enter him in the field. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about betting Classic Causeway in the Kentucky Derby.

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Classic Causeway Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 3-1-1 (6)

Owner: Clark M. Cooper Family Trust – Kentucky West Racing

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Trainer: Brian A. Lynch

Color: Chestnut

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 66 (11th)

Running Style: Frontrunner

Last race: Finished 11th in Florida Derby (G1)

Sire/Dam: Giant’s Causeway/Private World

Classic Causeway Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBeyer Speed FiguresFinish
4/2/22Florida Derby (G1)1 1/8 milesN/A11th
3/12/22Tampa Bay Derby (G2)1 1/16 miles841st
2/12/21Sam F. Davis (G3)1 1/16 miles881st
11/27/21Kentucky Jockey Club (G2)1 1/16 miles842nd
10/9/21Breeders' Futurity (G1)1 1/16 miles733rd
9/4/21MSW7 furlongs901st

The Word On Classic Causeway

He finished his major Derby preparation Saturday, with a six-furlong move of 1:13.20.

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He’s back in the Derby as a high-profile winner. While he finished last in the Florida Derby, Classic Causeway initially jumped out to the front as set a strong pace.

“I’ve been through every excuse not to run him, and I can’t find one,” said trainer Brian Lynch.

However, that last place finish is bound to extend his odds, projecting to +3000.

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Kentucky Derby Odds 2022

Any bets made on the TVG app will see odds shift based on how much is wagered on each horse until the starting gates open.

PostHorseLatest odds (6:30 p.m. ETMorning Line OddsTrainerJockeyW-P-S (Races)
1Mo Donegal9-110-1Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.3-0-2 (5)
2Happy Jack20-130-1Doug O'NeillRafael Bejarano0-0-2 (3)
3Epicenter5-17-2Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario4-1-0 (6)
4Summer Is Tomorrow33-130-1Bhupat SeemarMickael Barzalona2-3-0 (7)
5Smile Happy14-120-1Kenny McPeekCorey Lanerie2-2-0 (4)
6Messier (CAN)6-18-1Tim Yakteen*John Velazquez3-3-0 (6)
7Crown Pride (JPN)17-120-1Koichi ShintaniChristophe Lemaire3-0-0 (4)
8Charge It15-120-1Todd PletcherLuis Saez1-2-0 (3)
9Tiz the Bomb27-130-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.5-1-0 (8)
10Zandon6-13-1Chad BrownFlavien Prat2-1-1 (4)
11Pioneer of Medina53-130-1Todd PletcherJoe Bravo2-1-2 (6)
12Taiba5-112-1Tim Yakteen*Mike Smith2-0-0 (2)
13Simplification35-120-1Antionio SanoJose Ortiz3-1-2 (7)
14Barber Road54-130-1John OrtizRey Gutierrez2-4-1 (8)
15White Abarrio14-110-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Tyler Gaffalione4-0-1 (5)
16Cyberknife15-120-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux3-2-0 (6)
17Classic Causway75-130-1Brian LynchJulien Leparoux3-1-1 (6)
18Tawny Port74-130-1Brad CoxRicardo Santana Jr.3-1-0 (5)
19Zozos43-120-1Brad CoxManny Franco2-1-0 (3)
21Rich Strike80-130-1Eric ReedSonny Leon1-0-3 (7)

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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