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Derby Six for 3/30/14

Derby Six for 3/30/2014 
1. Hoppertunity  Any Given Saturday- Refugee by Unaccounted For
Career Statistics
Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $410,720

Connections:
Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul

Derby Points: 55 
Sounds like Baffert will be keeping this one in California for the Santa Anita Derby next weekend. Should he run there he will remain my number one the more experience for this one the better and it wont hurt him to at least show up in the Santa Anita Derby. Considering he doesn't need the points all we would have to do is just put in a good third and he would be all squared away for the Derby and ready to peak on Derby day. 
Race Shown: 2014 Rebel Stakes
Race Finish: 1st
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYpR0HOC59E

2.Candy Boy  Candy Ride (ARG) - She's An Eleven by In Excess (IRE)
Career Statistics
Starts: 6 Firsts: 2 Seconds: 2 Thirds: 0 Earnings: $305,600  
Connections  Jo…

Derby Six for 3/24/14

Derby Six for 3/24/14 
1. Hoppertunity Any Given Saturday- Refugee by Unacounted For
Career Statistics
Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $410,720

Connections:
Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul

Derby Points: 55 

With the recent deflection of Honor Code this one takes the top spot on my Derby Six this week. He could move down if Baffert decides to not run him in the Santa Anita Derby. Reasoning behind that is that most horses that have not even run a mile and an eighth don't run well in the Derby. I personally am not afraid of the Apollo curse with this one I feel he has a real solid chance to win he's got a great foundation of races underneath him and most importantly he doesn't need anymore points. I love the way he ran in the Rebel and I feel strongly that even if Tapiture got a clean trip that this one would've still bested him.

Race Shown: 2014 Rebel Stakes
Race Finish: 1st
Race Link…

Derby Six for 3/15/14

Derby Six for 3/15/14 
1. Honor Code  A.P. Indy - Serena's Cat by Storm Cat
Career Statistics: Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $401,200


Connections Jockey:Javier Castellano
Trainer:Claude R. McGaughey III
Owner:Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm LLC
Breeder:Dell Ridge Farm, LLC
Derby Points: 14 

He ran into a freak last out in Social Inclusion but once again Gulfstream has been favoring speed horses all meet so he had to run against a track bias. He just needed a little reminder race and thats exactly what he got Shug seemed okay with the race so I'm not worried at all. This is one of maybe six horses I've seen so far this year that has the pedigree to get the Derby distance, so as long as he runs well enough to get the points in the Wood Memorial or the Florida Derby I'm keeping him at number one.

Race Shown: Allowance on 3/12/14 @Gulfstream Park
Finish: 2nd
Race Link: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/GP/2014/3/12/8/race-8-alw-at-…

Derby Six for 3/8/14

Derby Six for 3/8/14 
1. Honor Code  A.P. Indy - Serena's Cat by Storm Cat Career Statistics:
Starts: 3
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $388,000
Connections  Jockey:Javier Castellano
Trainer:Claude R. McGaughey III
Owner:Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm LLC
Breeder:Dell Ridge Farm, LLC
Derby Points: 14

Will make his three year old debut in an alowance on Wednesday the 12th. Shug opts to keep him at home in what is a lighter spot that should set him up well for a possible rematch with Cairo Prince in the Florida Derby. With Top Billing out Shug's got only one shot left so Honor Code better be firing bullets come Wednesday.

Race Shown: 2013 Remsen Stakes
Finish: 1st



2. Candy Boy 
Candy Ride (ARG) - She's An Eleven by In Excess (IRE)
Career Statistics
Starts: 6 Firsts: 2 Seconds: 2 Thirds: 0 Earnings: $305,600  
Connections  Jockey: Gary L. Stevens Trainer:John W. Sadler  Owner:C R K Stable  Breeder:Lee Searing & Susan Searing  
Derby Points: 10 

Gary St…