Saturday, March 15, 2014

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-gp-on-3-12-14


2. 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

His win in the Rebel impressed me enough to move him up to number two his pedigree should get the mile and a quarter and he is certainly a looker and one I've had my eye on for awhile. He's got a beautiful stride to him and he seems to get better every out and with his connections how could you go against him.

Race Shown: 2014 Rebel Stakes
Race Finish: 1st
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYpR0HOC59E


3. 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 

His works have been very forward and I'm looking forward to the Santa Anita Derby. He may have to lay closer in the Santa Anita Derby so the speedy Bayern doesn't run away with it. Candy Boy is probably one of the more tatical derby horses on the trail so far this year. The telling decision will be whether or not Gary Stevens choses him or Bayern. 

Race Shown: 2014 Robert B. Lewis Stakes 
Race Finish: 1st 
Race Link: http://youtu.be/dTeCEB3vY20 


4. Tapiture 
Tapit- Free Spin by Olympio 
Career Statistics
Starts: 6
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 2
Earnings: $440,838

Connections 
Jockey:Ricardo Santana, Jr. 
Trainer:Steven M. Asmussen 
Owner:Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 


Breeder:Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC  

Derby Points: 42

He showed a lot of courage in the Rebel he looks like a lean mean fighting machine and who knows by the way he strides out he may outrun his pedigree. He's a real nice horse and I feel strongly that though his pedigree is weak his heart is strong and sometimes thats all you need. 

Race Shown: 2014 Rebel Stakes 
Race Finish: 2nd 
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYpR0HOC59E


5. Ring Weekend 
Tapit- Free The Magic by Cryptoclearance 
Career Statistics: 
Starts: 6
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 2
Earnings: $255,660

Connections 
Jockey: Daniel Centeno
Trainer: H. Graham Motion
Owner: St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds
Breeder: Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.

Derby Points: 50 

The more I watch the Tampa Bay Derby the more I like this one he's just a green colt that has a pedigree that will make him run all day, granted he doesn't have the experience some of the others do but he is one talented colt and I'll take him as my Derby dark horse.

Race Shown: 2014 Tampa Bay Derby
Finish: 1st
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGlS1TRVVAU


6. Cairo Prince 
Pioneer Ofthe Nile- Holy Bubbette by Holy Bull 
Career Statistics:
Starts: 4
Firsts: 3
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $512,000  

Connections 
Jockey: Luis Saez
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Owner: Darley,Namcook Stables, Braverman, Paul, Clarke, Harvey A. and Robertson III, W. Craig
Breeder: Richard L. Elam & Katherine H. Elam

Derby Points: 14 

He drops to sixth on this list simply because I really don't think he wants any part of a mile and a quarter everyone is all over this horse not realizing his pedigree can hardly get a mile and an eighth let alone a mile and a quarter. He could be a lock for the Preakness though that is seriously the only reason I keep him on here at all. Though he may be brilliant brilliant doesn't always win the Derby you need the heart and the breeding to get the distance and I don't think he has the heart or the pedigree to win the Derby.

Race Shown: 2014 Holy Bull Stakes
Finish: 1st
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43W8tbKmm-Q

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