Ed McNamara's top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

1. American Pharoah

Effortless runaway in Arkansas Derby makes him the favorite

2. Dortmund

6-for-6; could join sire Big Brown as unbeaten Derby winner

3. Carpe Diem

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Blue Grass winner tries to give Todd Pletcher second Derby

4. Frosted

Off-pace Wood win a major breakthrough; excellent distance pedigree

5. Mubtaahij

Ruled UAE Derby; wild card for South African wizard de Kock

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6. International Star

Swept three Fair Grounds preps, but hasn't faced any top rivals

7. Upstart

Strong efforts in three Gulfstream stakes

8. Firing Line

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Almost beat Dortmund twice before crushing weaker at Sunland Park

9. Materiality

High-quality speed, but lack of 2-year-old experience a major worry

10. El Kabeir

Hurt by slow pace when rallying third in Wood; always shows up