Cypress Creek's Keepmeinmind is still considered one of the top Thoroughbred racehorses currently running.
He was a leading name on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby, but faded as the campaign went on. Despite this, due to a number of scratches, Keepmeinmind did qualify for the Kentucky Derby and finished a respectable seventh in the big race at Churchill Downs.
The three-year-old Laoban colt is trained by Robertino Diodoro, and his record stands at one win, two seconds and one third from eight career starts. The horse has total purse earnings of more than $480,000.
2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby
Keepmeinmind was one of the top contenders on this year's Road to the Kentucky Derby, finishing in 19th place with 18 points.
He scored 10 points in a late-running victory that came in the November 28 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. That win meant the colt broke his maiden in his fourth career race, registering a 91 Speed Figure and 1:44.52 at one-and-one-sixteenth miles on the fast main surface. He was joined by jockey David Cohen in the event.
Four more of Keepmeinmind's qualifying Derby points came in the November 6 TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Keeneland, where the colt finished third. He managed to register a 98 Speed Figure in the race which was won by Godolphin's Essential Quality, who ended up finishing top of the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Things were looking positive for Keepmeinmind going into the new year, but two disappointing performances in the Rebel Stakes and Blue Grass Stakes looked like they had ended his bid for a place in the Kentucky Derby. However, due to a number of withdrawals, he just sneaked in.