Malibu Moon- Leaveminthedust by Danzig
Trainer: Mark E. Casse
Owner: John C. Oxley
Derby Points: 45
Last Race: Bluegrass Stakes
Last Race Finish: 2nd
Class: Steadily improving colt that is going to get better with more racing experience. He has a lot of ability, but he probably isn't quite ready for the type of competition he will be facing Saturday. He will get there with time, but this is one who is probably a cut below some of the top horses in here.
Pedigree: His sire has sired a Derby winner in Orb, and will probably sire another one before his stallion career is over. That being said I don't think Danzig Moon will be that horse. His pedigree does have some distance elements to it, but has a relatively high dosage index of 3.44, and from what I visually see from this colt I don't think he really wants to go this far.
Overall Opinion: Nice colt that's on the improve, but fear he may have distance limitations, and he may not be quite ready for this type of competition.
Final Decision: Danzig Moon is a pretender.
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