Monday, November 2, 2015

First Derby Six 1/2/15

1. Brody's Cause 
Giant's Causeway- Sweet Breanna by Sahm
Jockey: Corey J. Lanerie
Trainer: Dale L. Romans
Owner: Albaugh Family Stable

Career Record: 
Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $523,138

Derby Points: 14 

Extremely talented individual with a ground covering stride that looks like he'll get better with age. If he handles the transition from two to three he's going to be one tough costumer this winter. His third in the Juvenile is not discouraging he simply did not have enough time to make up ground as he was really far back in the Juvenile. Should also be noted for mile and a sixteenth races at Keeneland they have to use the short stretch at Keeneland. 

Last Win: 2015 Breeders Futurity 
Last Race: 2015 Breeders Cup Juvenile  
Last Race Finish: 3rd 

 



2. Sail Ahoy 
Bernardini- Matlacha Pass by Seeking The Gold 
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Trainer: Claude R. McGaughey III
Owner: Phipps Stable

Career Record: 
Starts: 3
Firsts: 1
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $79,300

Derby Points: 1 

There is no 2 year old in training more bred for the Triple Crown distances than this one. His dad Bernardini won the Preakness, and his mother produced a great marathon grass horse named Point Of Entry. He will get the distance, and will get better with age he is one colt I cannot wait to see how he handles the transition from 2 to three. 

Last Win: Maiden Special Weight 9/12/15 @ Belmont Park 
Last Race: Champagne Stakes 
Last Race Finish: 4th  
Next Race: 11/4 in the GR2 Nashua Stakes 




3. Exaggerator  
Curlin- Dawn Raid by Vindication 
Jockey: Kent J. Desormeaux
Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux
Owner: Big Chief Racing, LLC

Career Record 
Starts: 5
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $383,120

Derby Points: 6 

As you may well know I love my Curlin babies, and this colt it no exception. He should get better with age though there is a worry he doesn't want to run very far with Vindication on the bottom side of his pedigree nevertheless he is a very talented colt that should be racking up wins this winter on the Derby trail. 

Last Win: 2015 Saratoga Special 
Last Race: 2015 Breeders Cup Juvenile 
Last Race Finish: 4th 




4. Greenpointcrusader 
Bernardini- Avaknowsthecode by Cryptoclearance 
Jockey: Joe Bravo
Trainer: Dominick Schettino
Owner: St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables LLC and Brooklyn Boyz Stables

Career Record: 
Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $366,400


Derby Points: 10 


This colt it out of a mare that always seems to throw runners the list of talents shes produced is pretty remarkable. It includes Keyed Entry, Justin Phillip, and Algorithms it's know surprise that this colt can run. Only worry is if he can stay healthy, and if he wants to run the Derby distance. Regardless this is a very nice colt that's going to improve next out. 

Last Win: 2015 Champagne Stakes 
Last Race: 2015 Breeders Cup Juvenile 
Last Race Finish: 7th 





5. Cocked And Loaded 
Colonel John- Catch The Moon by Malibu Moon 
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Trainer: Larry Rivelli
Owner: Ravin, Richard and Patricia's Hope LLC

Career Record: 
Starts: 6
Firsts: 3
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $310,840

Derby Points: 10 

This is one colt who is going to get better as the distances get longer. He showed that with an emphatic win in the Iroquois in his first try at two turns. With Colonel John on top, and Malibu Moon on bottom he's going to relish a mile a quarter. Can't wait to see whats in store for this very talented colt. 

Last Win: 2015 Iroquois Stakes 
Last Race: 2015 Breeders Cup Juvenile 
Last Race Finish: 5th 




6. Songbird 
Medaglia D'oro- Ivanavinalot by West Acre
Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer
Owner: Fox Hill Farms, Inc. 

Career Record: 
Starts: 4
Firsts: 4
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $1,502,000

Derby Points: 0 

When Mike Smith says he loves a horse you better listen especially if it's a filly that is as talented as this one. There is no official confirmation that she will be pointing towards the Kentucky Derby, but with her owner it would not surprise me in the slightest if this filly is Kentucky Derby bound. She is bred to run pretty far but there are hints at distance limitations I'll have to wait till she's officially confirmed as a Derby threat before I move her any higher. 

Last Win: 2015 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies 
Last Race: 2015 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies 
Last Race Finish: 1st 



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