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Deeper Look Number Six

16. Medal Count
Dynaformer- Brisquette by Unbridled's Song
Career Statistics:
Starts: 7
Firsts: 3
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $261,600

Jockey: Robby Albarado
Trainer: Dale L. Romans
Owner: Spendthrift Farm LLC

Derby Points: 40 

Class: I really love the way he ran in the Bluegrass for him to come back eight days after the Transylvania Stakes, and run that huge second in the Bluegrass was pretty spectacular to say the least. He showed his ability that day, but there are some serious worries about his ability on dirt. His synthetic and turf form is remarkable, but his dirt form is less than spectacular. Needless to say he did break his maiden on dirt at Ellis Park so he at least can run on it. 

Pedigree: He gets a good dose of stamina from his sire Dynaformer. His mother Brisquette was a sprinter who preformed on both dirt, and turf which gives him speed on the bottom. That kind of cross kind of scares me I like to have speed on top not on the bottom as most of those types like to carry their speed, where as horses with speed on bottom tends to make mainly a miler type.

Overall Opinion: He is a seriously talented individual, but with less than spectacular dirt form and a sort of questionable pedigree I think he wont win the derby, but I think that you certainly cannot count him out in the exotics.

Final Decision: Medal Count is a contender.

17. Candy Boy
Candy Ride- She's An Eleven by In Excess
Career Statistics:
Starts: 7
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $425,600 

Jockey: Gary L. Stevens
Trainer: John W. Sadler
Owner: C R K Stable

Derby Points: 30 

Class: I don't worry about his ability he is one of the most talented in this field and you should not toss him. He may have run a bit of a clunker last out but I strongly feel this one will be making waves Derby day and at a price. He needed the race last out and with his quick closing move he should be able to find a way out of traffic, and make up ground quicker than some of the others. Another thing about him is he can make an amazing middle move which could very easily win this race. 

Pedigree: With Candy Ride on top he doesn't get to much of a dose of speed, but he's got a decent amount of stamina on his bottom side to make up for it. His mother was a moderate stakes performer at a route distance and his broodmare sire was primarily a grass horse that liked middle distances. His pedigree may be suited to shorter distances, but this one looks like he wants to out run his pedigree. 

Overall Opinion: Candy Boy is quality athlete and with the right trip he could very well win this race. 

Final Decision: Candy Boy is a contender. 

18. Uncle Sigh 
Indian Charlie- Cradlesong by Pine Bluff 
Career Statistics:
Starts: 5
Firsts: 1
Seconds: 3
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $231,000 

Jockey: Corey S. Nakatani
Trainer: Gary C. Contessa
Owner: Wounded Warrior Stables and Robertson, Anthony C.

Derby Points: 24 

Class: The New York contingent seemed to be a little light this year, and they were shown just how weak they were with pretty poor performances in the Wood Memorial. I thought this one had a huge chance in the Wood, but when he got off to a tardy start in the race I knew it wasn't his day he did make a huge move around the far turn and made up some decent ground to get fifth. He is a nice individual, but he may be another that has some distance issues. 

Pedigree: Indian Charlie on top gives him a dose of speed. He does get a decent injection of stamina from Pine Bluff his broodmare sire. His mother was also out of an A.P. Indy mare which also gives him a lot of boosts in the stamina department. His mother and her mother were both unraced which doesn't really give me any form to draw off of so it's really up in the air if this one will get the distance or not. 

Overall Opinion: Uncle Sigh is a nice individual, but I think he may be biting off more than he can chew here. 

Final Decision: Uncle Sigh is a pretender. 

Tune in next time as I review Vinceremos, Harry's Holiday, and Commanding Curve.


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