Derby Six for 3/30/2014
Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul
Derby Points: 55
Race Finish: 1st
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYpR0HOC59E
3. Ring Weekend
He moves up simply because I like his pedigree a lot more than Tapiture's. I also like the unconventional path Graham Motion is taking with this colt. I also like the Calder to Churchill angle as Calder is a deeper and tiring surface and that should help him prep for the Derby. He also wont have to ship when he runs in the Calder Derby so that will have him fresh come Derby day. Only thing is he needs to get some things figured out he seems to have lead issues but those will go away with racing experience.
Trainer: Art Sherman
Owner: Coburn, Steven and Martin, Perry
He runs next weekend in the Santa Anita Derby. I love the way he seems to have blossomed going two turns he doesn't need a win there just a decent effort where he hits the board a regression would actually be good for him. It's hard on horses to keep running brilliant races so a step backwards would have him peaking on Derby day and though I do worry slightly about distance with him I feel with just the way he strides out and his action he is one of the smoothest horses I've ever seen he may be something special.
6. Wildcat Red
D'Wildcat- Racene by Miner's Mark
Trainer: Jose Garoffalo
Owner: Honors Stable Corp.