THE Road to The Kentucky Derby may be an especially long one this year, but a few of the three-year-old colts have been pushing themselves towards the front of the grid for when the time comes.

Tiz The Law (117) and Authentic (115) laid down markers in March by winning the Grade 1 Florida Derby and the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita respectively. Ete Indien (115) is better than his third to the former suggests.