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Derby Six for 1/10/16

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. Has yet to work since his last effort, but that's not too concerning expect him to make a return in either the Fountain of Youth or Rebel Stakes.

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 Statistics: 
Starts: 5
Firsts: 1
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 2
Earnings: $114,300

Derby Points: 2 

Only going to get better as he gets older and as the races get longer. He has the pedigree to be a superstar going long being a half sibling to the very good grass horse Point of Entry. With the Bernardini on top he will be blooming later as well I fully expect him to start peaking at Belmont time. That being said I still think he is a serious threat to the Kentucky Derby picture.

Last Win: Maiden Special Weight 9/12/15 @ Belmont Park
Last Race:Remsen Stakes
Last Race Finish: 4th

3. Mohaymen 
Tapit- Justwhistledixie by Dixie Union 
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Owner: Shadwell Stable 

Career Statistics: 
Starts: 3
Firsts: 3
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $345,000

Derby Points:10  

Very impressed with everything he has done so far in his career he finished off his two year old year with a very good win in the Remsen Stakes. He's another that is going to get better as the distances get longer with Tapit on top and a Dixie Union mare on bottom. Has been working steadily since his Remsen win and looks to return in the Holy Bull Stakes.

Last Win: Remsen Stakes 
Last Race: Remsen Stakes 
Last Race Finish: 1st

4.  Mor Spirit 
Eskendereya- I'm a Dixie Girl by Dixie Union
Jockey: Gary L. Stevens
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Michael Lund Petersen 

Career Statistics
Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $288,400

Derby Points: 14  

Very big win in the Los Alamitos Futurity has shot this one up my list. Working steadily towards his return and fully expect this one to be a very serious racehorse. He's another that will get better with longer distances. His second in the Kentucky Jockey Club wasn't bad at all either which moved him forward enough to bound home in the Los Al Futurity. 

Last Race: Los Alamitos Futurity 
Last Win: Los Alamitos Futurity 
Last Race Finish: 1st 

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

Career Statistics: 
Starts: 6
Firsts: 3
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $983,120

Derby Points: 16 

His Delta Jackpot win was better than looked he showed he has the ability to win from anywhere on the racetrack which makes him very dangerous. He's a very workman like horse and just grinds out wins. With his breeding he's going to get better as he gets older which is a scary thought because he is already a really nice racehorse. 

Last Race: Delta Jackpot 
Last Race Finish: 1st

6. Lets Meet In Rio 
Flatter- Rio Carnival by Storm Cat
Jockey: Kent J. Desormeaux
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Juddmonte Farms, Inc.  

Career Statistics
Starts: 4
Firsts: 1
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $48,290 

Derby Points: 4 

Love the way he finished in the Sham and fully expect this one to improve once he gains some maturity and gets in longer races. He seems to have loads of potential and I only expect this one to go up from here. 

Last Race: Sham Stakes 
Last Race Finish: 2nd 
Last Win: 12/5/15 Maiden Special Weight @ Los Alamitos


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Trainer: Chad Brown
Odds: 8-1

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Trainer: Graham Motion
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Trainer: G. O. Scott

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