This obviously isn’t an
exhaustive list, but I picked out the ones that 1) caught my attention 2) looked like they
had a prayer of winning.
There are 47 days left until the Derby, and so far the prep
races have been great. We have…
Count Me In - 2008’s 2yo colt of the year, he
continues to shine this year. He has won the Stan Fox Stakes, and the Crystal Mile against
older horses, and his record for this year is: 5(5)-2(2)-1(1)-1(1)-0 $293,000. His GOT
claims he’s a sprinter, but his bloodlines and performance tell a different
Duplicate Copy - winner of the Caulfield Guineas and the Florida Derby, his record
this year is phenomenal: 6(4)-4(2)-2(2)-0-0 $1,344,000. His GOT screams sprinter but
his races prove otherwise. His one try at 10f came in second, however.
As You Wish -
winner of the San Domenio Stakes, Holy Bull Stakes, and the Robinson Stakes, his record this
year is: 5(3)-3(3)-0-1(1)-0 $280,000. His GOT also screams sprinter, but he’s won at
10f. He is also the son of near-SC Tiara winner Cross My Heart and SC-crown winner Secret of
Do You Dare - winner of the Spring Champion Stakes at 10f. His performance has been
inconsistent, but shows promise, especially at longer distances. He’s got the pedigree to
be a Derby winner.
Dare to Question - inconsistent last year, this colt is coming into his
own this year, with a win in the Sham Stakes. His record this year is 3(3)-1(1)-2(2)-0-0
$115,000. He was 2nd to As You Wish in the Robinson Stakes, but his GOT looks
Lord of Luck - his performance this year has been inconsistent, but he does
appear to prefer dirt and distance, which means good things on Derby day. His record this
year is: 7(6)-1(1)-1(1)-2(1)-0 $291,500, and he has the additional bonus of being 1/2 to
a MSW, and by Rainbow Quest, who has sired many distance horses. A longshot, but not an
Crusader - this colt appears very versatile, with wins this year at 7 1/2
furlongs turf and 10 furlongs dirt. His record this year is: 5(4)-2(1)-1(1)-0-0
$191,750. Another longshot, but a nice one with his displays of talent.
Storm - this colt has been very consistent this year, but has yet to go past 8f. His record
is 6(6)-1(1)-3(3)-1(1)-0 $174,500 this year. His GOT looks promising, and he obviously
Can’t Catch Me - this filly has been very hot this year, with a race record
of: 6(6)-5(5)-0-0-0 $420,000. However, the farthest she’s gone this year is 8f, so it
remains to be seen whether the distance (or the boys) will be too much for her.
Magick - another filly who has been very successful this year, with a record of
7(5)-5(3)-0-1(1)-1(1) $534,000. Again, the farthest she’s gone is 8f, so we’ll have
to see if her bloodlines win out over the distance and the boys.