Derby Top Six 12/15/13
Trainer:Claude R. McGaughey III
Owner:Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm LLC
Breeder:Dell Ridge Farm, LLC
Jockey:Corey S. Nakatani
Owner:Jungle Racing LLC, Hollendorfer, J., Litt, J., Solis II, A. and Todaro, G.
Breeder:Pam and Martin Wygod
All I can say about Shared Belief is Holy Cow he really can run! His race in the Cashcall Futurity yesterday was unbelievable this gelding has loads of talent. Don't ever count him out he will be one I will be keeping a close eye on for the Derby. Even though he showed loads of talent yesterday winning the Cashcall I am a little worried on his ability to handle the dirt most Candy Rides don't transfer their synthetic or turf track ability to the dirt. In order to take over the number one spot on my Derby six he will need to answer the dirt question and answer it in a big way like he answered the class question in the Cashcall. I believe this horse is by far the best in the west and I don't expect anyone out there in California to beat him he is simply that good.
Race Shown: 2013 Cashcall Futurity
Race Link: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/BHP/2013/12/14/9/cashcall-futurity-gr-i
3. New Year's Day
Street Cry (IRE)- Justwhistledixie by Dixie Union
Owner:West, Gary and Mary
Jockey: Luis Saez
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Owner: Namcook Stables, Braverman, Paul, Clarke, Harvey A. and Robertson III, W. Craig
Breeder: Richard L. Elam & Katherine H. Elam
Race Shown: 2013 Remsen Stakes
Jockey:Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Trainer:Steven M. Asmussen
Breeder:Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
This one impressed in his win in the Kentucky Jockey Club though he seems a little green he will get better with racing experience. He has the pedigree to get a mile and a quarter and he has the trainer to get him to the Kentucky Derby this one will get better with racing experience. Breaking your maiden in a stakes race is something you cannot ignore. He will probably take the Louisiana route to the Kentucky Derby and I expect him to do well there. He will need to get everything figured out but that comes with racing experience he obviously is talented or he wouldn't have been entered in the Kentucky Jockey Club as a maiden.
Race Link: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/CD/2013/11/30/11/kentucky-jockey-club-s
Race Shown: 2013 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
Trainer: Claude R. McGaughey III
Owner: Farish, William S. and Hudson, Jr., E. J.
Breeder: W. S. Farish & E. J. Hudson, Jr. Irrevocable Trust