Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: War of Will, Improbable, Haikal, Code of Honor – Horse Racing News

Each day of Kentucky Derby week, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills is taking a look at the pedigrees of four Kentucky Derby contenders and how those pedigrees might factor into their ability to succeed at a mile and a quarter. We’re working our way up the leaderboard and now cracking the top ten.

War of Will
War Front x Visions of Clarity, by Sadler’s Wells

War Front was a high-end sprinter during his on-track career, highlighted by a score in the Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders’ Cup Handicap at six furlongs. He was also G1-placed at six and seven furlongs. Before jumping up to graded stakes competition, War Front won the non-graded Princelet Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth.

Despite doing all of his stakes winning on the…