Derby 2015
Starts: Sunday, Feb 1st, 2015 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PDT
Contest ends: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PDT
Fantasy Derby 2015
Tiebreaker Question:
What will the attendance be on Blue Grass Stakes day at Keeneland, April 4, 2015?
Your Tiebreaker Answer:
40525
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Add-On Group
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O O O FAR FROM OVER Hardly your typical Pletch student here as he is both late-developing and without huge amounts of speed. What he is…is rugged, rapidly improving and posesses a pedigree where there is little doubt he can handle distances of 9 furlongs and beyond. He's playing catch-up and will put all his eggs in one basket when he returns to NY for the Wood Memorial. r Blame Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $0
O O O KEEN ICE His form line wont scare away any competition, but this son of Curlin always seems to put in some sort of stretch-running effort. The Louisiana set isn't exactly overflowing with raw talent and I see no reason why this colt can't get a good chunk of the La. Derby purse. c Curlin Romans, Dale Horse Profile $30,000
O O O KENTUCKIAN I'm not sure exactly how far he wants to go, what his surface preference will prove to be or even where trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will aim him next. What we do know is that this grey son of Tiznow was pretty impressive in his Golden Gate debut. c Tiznow Holledorfer, Jerry Horse Profile $9,480
O O O MR. JORDAN (His race on Friday will not count in the standings. Add on horses races start accumulating on Saturday, March 23) I had this colt on the initial list of eligible horses but removed him last minute as it was reported he was injured and off the trail. Unseen since his Nov.29 romp in the Smooth Air Stakes, the son of Kantheros has now posted three productive works at GPW. It's not a stretch to think he might show up in a race like the Coolmore Lexington at KEE. c Kantharos Plesa, Eddie Horse Profile $0
O O O ONE LUCKY DANE When General Bob sends one of his soldiers to the front lines this time of year, they are ready for battle. This son of Lookin For Lucky disappointed in last year's B.C. Juvenile but returned Mar.19 to romp home by 10 lengths in a first level Allowance. Baffert will waste no time moving this chess piece to the approprite spot in what figures to be a fast turnaround if he's looking down the road at Louisville. c Lookin At Lucky Baffert, Bob Horse Profile $200,000
O O O READY FOR RYE This gelded son of the tough as nails City Zip ran lights out winning the Swale Stakes in a romp. Connections have stated their plan is to keep RfR sprinting and the Gr.3 Bay Shore back in NY would seem to be a spot in which he would be difficult to deny, even with his low percentage trainer. g City Zip Albertrani, Tom Horse Profile $30,000
O O O TIZ SHEA D Recent private purchase put forth a grand effort as runner-up in weakish Gotham when chasing a very fast pace in only 2nd lifetime start. Hoping for yet another leap forward might be a bit ambitious. For hardcore Tiz fans only. c Tiznow Mott, Bill Horse Profile $30,000
O O O UNBRIDLED JUAN About 30 minutes after the Swale Stakes, an Adena Springs homebred overwhelmed Wisecracker in a mile Maiden event. The son of Unbridled's Song had been working up a storm of late at his Palm Meadows base, and Unbridled Juan did not disappoint in the afternoon. I haven't read anything regarding future plans, and it might be prudent to double check that he's worked back since his race. c Unbridled's Song Lynch, Brian Horse Profile $0
Distorted Humor Group
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O O O AMERICAN PHAROAH Bombed odds on in sprint debut, but Baffert kept the faith and was rewarded with easy win in Gr.1 Del Mar Futurity. Showed it was no fluke 3 weeks later when once again disposing of his field in the Gr.1 FrontRunner at Santa Anita. Scratched right on top of the B.C. Juvenile when coming up slightly off after his final work. Trainer very likely rubbing his hands together in anticipation of this one's 3 year old campaign. Big, big talent with a mind to match. r Pioneerof the Nile Baffert, Bob Horse Profile $1,050,000
O O O BAYERD Like Barbados, Bayerd is a Speightstown with speed. Unlike Barbados, this one looks to me like one that might be hard pressed to stretch that speed beyond 8 furlongs. There have been a number of Speightstowns which have routed successfully, unfortunately, dam Cherokee Jewel gives Bayerd very little in the way of stamina influences. Most recently, Bayerd was a solid 2nd behind Far Right in the Smarty Jones at OP. c Speightstown Asmussen, Steve Horse Profile $26,000
O O O CARPE DIEM With 2 wins and a 2nd from 3 starts, this WinStar/Stonestreet 1.6 M purchase had a wildly productive juvenile campaign. The OBS March purchase seamlessly bridged the 3 furlong gap between his Maiden win and the Breeders Futurity victory at Keeneland. Carpe Diem seemed to struggle with the Santa Anita surface for much of the Breeders Cup Juvenile before finally getting his feet under him in the final 3/16. Though not often the case with precocious juveniles, this colt's best would seem to still be in front of him. c Giant's Causeway Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $810,000
O O O COMPETITIVE EDGE Don't get me wrong as I'm a huge supporter of this nifty son of Super Saver. However, if you are looking for this colt to win Classic distance races as a 3 year-old, you would be bucking a pretty strong recent historic trend. None of the last seven winners of Saratoga's Hopeful Stakes have won a two-turn race as a 3 year-old. We have to go back to 2007 to find such a success, when Circular Quay won the 1 1/16 Louisiana Derby! I like Competitive Edge's talent and his mind, however, given the facts, I have to question his ability to win any of those important fixtures leading up to the May dance. c Super Saver Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $37,200
O O O DAREDEVIL With only a pair of big fig wet track performances to his credit, many questioned if Daredevil could in fact repeat those performances over a dry track. My personal take on it was I firmly believed a fast, dry track would present no issues for him, but after beginning his career with 96 and 107 Beyer numbers, there was only one way to go and that was down. WinStar bought into the colt after his devastating Champagne win and though the B.C. Juvenile was a flop, I believe they have a brilliant miler on their hands.Had first breeze back on Jan.17 at Palm Beach Downs. c More Than Ready Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $79,600
O O O I SPENT IT I Spent It came along beautifully last summer upstate overpowering 9 opponents in the Saratoga Special. Though he wound up 2nd when tried back in the Hopeful, the colt had a complete mental meltdown that day and seemed to be telling connections he'd had enough for the year. Shame on connections for going to the well yet again in the Champagne where he was beaten 25 lengths. Anyone's guess how this one will come back in 2015-in training at OP but no works yet in 2015 (as of Jan.25). c Super Saver Dutrow, Tony Horse Profile $2,340
O O O KHOZAN Expensive Fasig-Tipton Florida March sale graduate took longer to come around than your typical Pletcherite, but his Maiden performance was very much worth the wait. The son of Distorted Humor ran nearly 4/5 faster than the winner of the Hutcheson Stakes, and that is especially worth noting as this was the colt's first lifetime start. Obviously has a lot of catching up to do with the rest of the class but he has a world of ability. c Distorted Humor Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $25,200
O O O MY JOHNNY BE GOOD MJBG has progressed beautifully from an early August synthetic sprint at Arlington to a runner-up finish in a 1 1/16 first level Allowance race at Keeneland which has proven to be a key race. Shipped to Tampa where trainer Eoin Harty has maintained a string the last two years, the son of WinStar stallion Colonel John flexed his muscles with a 14 length win versus five overmatched opponents Dec.28. One would have to think the obvious goals for this Casner Racing owned colt are the Sam F. Davis Stakes and hopefully the Tampa Bay Derby. c Colonel John Harty, Eoin Horse Profile $0
O O O NET GAIN WinStar OBS April purchase has been slow to grasp the game but improvement noted in his most recent when outnodded at line with blinkers and lasix added. The son of Include showed more maturity that day when carried out into the track in the backstretch run by eventual winner Far From Over, yet still continuing on after it. c Include Mott, Bill Horse Profile $46,000
O O O PUNCTUATE Visually impressive in his lone start Sep.27 at Santa Anita. By Distorted Humor out of the win machine Peppers Pride, Punctuate has been working steadily since early January, and went his third 5 furlongs on Jan.19 for trainer Bob Baffert. (Entered to run in the San Vicente Stakes at SA on Feb.1) c Distorted Humor Baffert, Bob Horse Profile $0
O O O ROYAL SON Unofficially, he's been 2nd in all three starts, but, in a call that ranked somewhat below the best judgements they have made, the Gulfstream Park stewards dq'd Tradesman from 1st and that in turn put Royal Son in the winner's circle in a Jan.8 Maiden. Royal Son did offer a bit of a fight in the stretch run that day so perhaps he's getting the hang of this competition stuff. c Tiznow Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $89,300
O O O TIZNOW R J You might make a case that he was hindered in the Lecomte by the loose-on-lead 99-1 shot early on, but in truth, he simply was not quite up to the winner. Still, absolutely no reason he can't continue to move forward. c Tiznow Asmussen, Steve Horse Profile $54,500
O O O WISECRACKER To say that I thought the Jan.24 Gulfstream Maiden contest was a good one would be an understatement. I've included the first three across the line in the contest and this colt proved 2nd best that day. After displaying good early foot, Wisecracker gave way stubbornly to the winner in the stretch run. This one's dam had routing success, and her 1/2 sis was 2nd in the 12 furlong Irish Oaks. c Distorted Humor McLaughlin, Kiaran Horse Profile $42,800
Paynter Group
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O O O ANOTHER LEMON DROP With a pair of decent turf races to begin his career, this son of Lemon Drop Kid moved to the dirt but had the misfortune of running squarely into Dortmund in a CD Allowance. As a middle-mover/stretch-runner, his next out in an off-the-turf, sloppy track Allowance at FG could easily have spelled disaster. Instead, the nimble colt hugged the rail with Borel and took all the sloppy kickback like a seasoned runner. A recent 4th in the Lecomte was a disappointing effort. c Lemon Drop Kid Bauer, Philip Horse Profile $17,500
O O O BLUEGRASS SINGER Perhaps not quite as fast sprinting early on, this one is beginning to develop in much the same manner as 2014 sophomore Wildcat Red. With a 2nd consecutive success at the one turn mile in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at GP, this gelded son of Bluegrass Cat was given his chance at 2-turns in the Holy Bull. Though he toughed it out for 3rd, it was obvious at the 1/4 pole this was not going to be his cup of tea. g Bluegrass Cat Vitali, Marcus Horse Profile $13,900
O O O CALCULATOR (Out-Injured) As Dec. turns to January and then February the dominant juveniles often become faces in the crowd. There's a long way to go yet, but early returns strongly suggest that the group of American Pharoah, Texas Red, Calculator and Carpe Diem are all horses that can potentially have a sizeable say in many of the important fixtures leading up to that first Saturday in May. Still technically a Maiden though twice Gr.1 placed, this In Summation colt returned the way trainers stay up at night hoping their 3 year-olds will return. Now with the Gr.3 Sham in his pocket, we will find out soon enough exactly how far this Florida bred wants to go. In Summation screams Miler, but he is out of an Alphabet Soup mare and that will help him to get two turns. He has a really good mind and that is important to consider. c In Summation Miller, Peter Horse Profile $0
O O O DORTMUND Dortmund burst onto the scene at Santa Anita Nov.2, and anyone who witnessed the event knew that this was potentially a very good colt. Trainer Bob Baffert spotted a Mile Allowance in the Churchill condition book and promptly booked the big chestnut on the next flight out. It proved a wise move as Dortmund just manhandled his 11 rivals to the tune of 7 lengths in another impressive effort. The Gr.1 Los Alamitos was only a short van ride and so off he went. He secured the Gr.1, but the issue was always in doubt. It was obvious the big fig CD win plus the plane ride there and back had left him at less than his best. I would guess he'll contest one of the big fixtures at Oaklawn this winter as his trainer has long felt that the tiring nature of that Hot Springs surface best prepares his colts for the grueling test on Derby day. c Big Brown Baffert, Bob Horse Profile $930,000
O O O FAR RIGHT Perhaps not the most talented, there is no doubting that Far Right is a tough little colt. This son of Notional debuted way back in April at KEE, made trips to BEL and DeD where he had a troubled trip when 3rd in the Jackpot. Pace scenario worked out perfectly for him when winning the Smarty Jones with a modest 82 Beyer. c Notional Moquett, Ron Horse Profile $380,000
O O O MR. Z As is the Lukas way, Mr.Z will not be kept in the barn-he will dance every dance, making an impact in some, and not in others. He will get out as he's been doing in most of his races and will more than likely have a different pilot on board every other start. And he will somehow through it all collect his share of placings. Mr.Z was on his worst behavior when getting out badly the entire trip while 3rd in the Smarty Jones recently at OP. c Malibu Moon Lukas, Wayne Horse Profile $137,500
O O O OCEAN KNIGHT Gapped out in his 6 breeze worktab from Sep.19 to Oct.7, and again from Nov.9 to Dec.1, it mattered little to this hugely talented son of Curlin as he just galloped by his 7 rivals in the turn, then was geared down at the 1/8 pole with a 5 length lead. He was obviously being babied along by trainer Kiaran McLaughlin in his a.m. trials, perhaps due to tender shins? In any case, this youngster just oozes with talent. With only a mid-December sprint under his belt, he obviously has some catching up to do. Importantly, he has posted a 4F breeze at Palm Meadows on Jan.8 and one would think his connections will be shopping for either an 8 furlong or 1 1/16 first level Allowance race for this colt. c Curlin McLaughlin, Kiaran Horse Profile $0
O O O PROSPECT PARK Not your typical instant talent that we are so used to seeing with these sons of Tapit. Rather, this one has been making slow gains and learning more with each start. Following an 8 week break, a Dec.27 Maiden-breaker didn't look like much on paper, but Prospect Park showed his tenacity in the stretch with Desormeaux in the irons for the first time. The Sise trainee returned with an explosive Allowance score at SA Jan.30 and is suddenly looking like a major (seasoned) west coast player. c Tapit Sise, Cliff Horse Profile $130,000
O O O ROCK SHANDY Off a pair of decent turf miles at Del Mar, trainer Miller decided to roll the dice on the dirt in the Sham Stakes. Rock Shandy was no match for stablemate Calculator but did stay on well enough to be 2nd in his initial dirt try. c Lemon Drop Kid Miller, Peter Horse Profile $24,960
O O O SOUPER COLOSSAL Souper Colossal displayed far too much talent and gumption to now simply stick a fork in him after a less than stellar performance in last year's Breeders Cup Juvenile. No, Jersey racing is not what it was years ago, but this son of outstanding sire War Front was absolutely dominant in his trio of starts at Monmouth. The Live Oak colt has high speed, yet learned early on how and when to dole it out. Trainer Eddie Plesa will be anxious to prove that Breeders Cup race was an aberration. c War Front Plesa, Eddie Horse Profile $44,640
O O O WAR STORY Has formed a pretty solid 3-race resume now while upped in distance & company each time. An easy nw1x FG Allowance win put him in position for the Lecomte Stakes and the son of Northern Afleet responded with a good runner-up finish. I don't know that I can say that War Story is oozing with talent, but he shows up every time he runs and there is something to be said for that. g Northern Afleet Amoss, Tom Horse Profile $155,000
Super Saver Group
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O O O AMI'S FLATTER Sneaky good Maiden breaker on debut at Woodbine, then returned two months later with a very good runner-up finish to the speedy Bluegrass Singer in the Mucho Macho Man in his initial dirt try. No reason this one can't continue to move forward. c Flatter Carroll, Josie Horse Profile $166,000
O O O BLOFELD Funny how the Freshman Sire division can change from mid-summer to fall. The progeny of sire Quality Road really came on from Sep. on and Blofeld was a typical example of one that saved his best running for Oct. and Nov. winning first the BEL Futurity sprinting, then the Gr.2 Nashua going a Mile at AQU. Caution, nothing on the worktab since the Nashua (as of Jan.25). c Quality Road Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $0
O O O CONQUEST BIGLUCK E Canadian based trainer Mark Casse has dominated the stakes scene at Woodbine for many years now. In the last 3 or 4 years however, Mark has set his sights considerably higher, namely on graded stakes south of the Canadian border. With the help primarily of clients Conquest Stable and John Oxley, the Casse stable has officially arrived in the major leagues. Conquest Bigluck E won a KEE Allowance quite stylishly, and, as a number of route horses dot the pages of his first two dams, I see no reason why the son of Lookin at Lucky can't go on as a 3 year-old. Caution, no published works since Nov. 2 (as of Jan.25). c Lookin At Lucky Casse, Mark Horse Profile $13,750
O O O EAGLE Trainer Neil Howard and the Farish family have had a close association for decades now and this Candy Ride colt employs the off-the-pace tactics that are the trademark of most every Howard trained horse. Eagle ended his 2014 on a good note with a solid 3rd behind El Kabeir in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. Eagle did anything but soar in his 2015 debut as he failed to make any impact at all when checking in 7th in the 11 runner Lecomte Stakes at FG. c Candy Ride Howard, Neil Horse Profile $0
O O O EL KABEIR El Kabeir is shaping very much like a sprinter-miler after six career starts. Back to back graded wins now in the Kentucky Jockey Club and Jerome Stakes have many folks out there talking Derby. As much as I like this cool customer, both his pedigree and running lines scream Miler to me. He can probably be effective through the first few rounds of Derby preps but I'm viewing him with a sceptical eye when asked to travel 9 furlongs. c Scat Daddy Terranova, John Horse Profile $380,000
O O O EXODUS Not sure what to make of this son of Medaglia d'Oro. Contested his first two races on wet tracks when well backed each time, and well beaten. Just ran away from his field on Jan.4 posting a very decent fig (91 Beyer), then proved it was no fluke with a convincing score going 7/8 at Sam Houston. It's been my experience with trainer Larry Jones, it doesn't pay to dwell too long over less than spectacular running lines early in his runner's careers. The half brother to the classy Cross Traffic has pedigree to keep going forward as distances get at least a bit longer. c Medaglia d'Oro Jones, Larry Horse Profile $0
O O O FIRING LINE One of three horses involved in that stretch long duel that was the Los Alamitos Futurity. Tough to fault as in a trio of lifetime starts he has handled synthetic, dirt, sprint and a route of ground. Given the limited info so far available on young stallion Line of David, it's difficult to say for sure exactly how much further this colt wants to stretch out. c Line of David Callaghan, Simon Horse Profile $430,000
O O O FROSTED With a juvenile portfolio that boasted a win and three runner-up finishes in four starts including a 1/2 length beat in the Gr.2 Remsen, Frosted has proven an ultra consistent sort. His dam Fast Cookie is a half to brilliant miler Midshipman, and she herself was very proficient from 7 to 8 1/2 furlongs, on turf especially. Though an honest , hard-trying sort, Frosted should not be confused with a classic pedigreed colt. A typical, stretch-running effort yielded a good runner-up finish to Upstart in the Holy Bull Stakes- his 2015 debut. c Tapit McLaughlin, Kiaran Horse Profile $609,400
O O O LORD NELSON Wasn't quite ready for the likes of American Pharoah, Calculator and Texas Red when a well-beaten 4th in the Gr.1 Front Runner last Sep., but cut back to 3/4 to win the Speakeasy at SA. Bobbled at the start and got taken out of his running style in the Ky Jockey Club. I think he deserves another chance to route off the front end. (Entered to run in the San Vicente Stakes at SA on Feb.1) c Pulpit Baffert, Bob Horse Profile $84,000
O O O TEXAS RED Breeders Cup Juvenile winner will no doubt have a target on his back in 2015. The early buzz about the son of Afleet Alex has been all about his less than stellar works since the start of the year. It's a difficult read because if you look at his works prior to two starts at SA, it's quite obvious that he is not much of a work horse in the a.m. I personally have no concerns with the colt not working fast in the mornings, though it does concern me a bit that trainer Desormeaux has resorted to working him from the gate in back to back 6 furlong moves now. He's a huge talent if he can get back to his 2014 form. (Entered to run in the San Vicente Stakes at SA on Feb.1) c Afleet Alex Desormeaux, Keith Horse Profile $0
O O O THE GREAT WAR Details are a bit sketchy at this point as far as who exactly is training this colt, but Breeders Cup Juvenile 4th The Great War has now recorded a trio of 5 furlong breezes at Turfway Park. If Coolmore does in fact still own this colt, it's a long way from Ballydoyle! c War Front Ward, Wesley Horse Profile $1,250
Tiznow Group
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O O O BOLO Always a bit risky siding with a turf horse that has yet to run on dirt, but I thought I would offer this colt up because he is classy, and because he has recorded some very good-looking main track works at Santa Anita of late and might just be given his chance on that surface. c Temple City Gaines, Carla Horse Profile $168,000
O O O GREAT STUFF Perhaps somewhat overlooked with the huge impression made by the flashy Khozan was the performance of Great Stuff who made a sustained late, wide run to be 3rd in that same event. The son of Quality Road was prepped only minimally for that run by conservative trainer Wilkes, and if ever a lightly-raced colt was meant to move forward in his next couple, it would be this youngster. I can't say the dam's side is terribly stoute, but enough two-turn success to give this one a fighting chance at 9 furlongs. c Quality Road Wilkes, Ian Horse Profile $18,500
O O O IMPERIA Make no mistake folks, this is a very nice colt here, perhaps even good enough to end the long Godolphin Derby draught. Imperia's first pair of turf starts look good enough on paper, but even better on video. His trip in the B.C. Juvenile Turf was a nightmare for the ages with never an inch to run in the final 3 furlongs. The short head beat to El Kabeir in the Ky Jockey Club was an outstanding effort when one considers it was Imperia's first try on a dirt surface. This is most definitely a Classic type pedigree with both sire and dam relishing every bit of 9 furlongs! c Medaglia d'Oro McLaughlin, Kiaran Horse Profile $8,000
O O O INDIANAUGHTY This Indian Charlie colt was a winner of an all-weather surface Maiden race at Lingfield after finishing 3rd on debut at Kempton. The colt was purchased privately at some point after his 2nd start by Team Valor and turned over to trainer Dale Romans. Indianaughty made his U.S. debut a winning one with a nose victory in a nw1x Allowance on the grass Jan.14. One would have to think he was purchased with dirt races in mind, but perhaps there was no 2-turn dirt Allowance available to him at Gulfstream. Indian Charlie gets almost exclusively sprinter/milers, but the dam Be Fair is a half sister to the top class Macho Again who won the Gr.1 Stephen Foster and stayed every yard of 9 furlongs. Interesting addition to the local 3 year-old ranks. c Indian Charlie Romans, Dale Horse Profile $10,105
O O O INTERNATIONAL STAR Lecomte Stakes winner defeating Tiznow RJ, War Story, Another Lemon Drop and Eagle among others. The Beyer fig. for this event came back a very ordinary 89. To his credit, this marked only his 3rd appearance on a dirt track so there is room yet for improvement. c Fusaichi Pegasus Maker, Mike Horse Profile $690,000
O O O ITSAKNOCKOUT Nothing out of the ordinary here for team Pletch. Lemon Drop Kid colt unbeaten after two starts and will now be in search of a stake race where he won't have to knock heads with one of his stable mates. c Lemon Drop Kid Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $288,560
O O O J S BACH A seamless transition from a 2nd upon sprint debut to an easy, daylight win in a 1 1/16 GP Maiden a month later. I wouldn't think that this colt ranks with Todd's A team just yet, but he'll get his chance in a stake race soon enough. c Tale of the Cat Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $0
O O O MATERIALITY Brother to the high class My Miss Sophia waltzed through his Maiden at first asking in the slop at Gulfstream going 3/4, but hardly looked like a sprinter doing it as many often do from this barn. Obviously had some issues as a juvenile which would seem to be behind him for now. Risky but talented. c Afleet Alex Pletcher, Todd Horse Profile $632,028
O O O OCHO OCHO OCHO Began career with a pair of sprint wins but really joined the major leagues with a game, nose nod over the far more experienced Mr.Z in the rich Delta Jackpot. This son of Street Sense Beyer jumped a full 7 points to a 90 in his initial route try, and that has been a very positive precursor of good things to come at three. Sire Street Sense has been a bit of a disappointment at stud in that he has so far failed to get prominent 3 y-o colts. Dam had the talented filly Private Ensign a few years ago, but she failed to deliver on her promise. c Street Sense Cassidy, James Horse Profile $100,250
O O O SPRING QUALITY The 68 Beyer number this Quality Road colt hung up at Keeneland wouldn't turn too many heads, but watching the replay, I quite like the manner in which he did things. The Quality Roads came on like gangbusters from September on, and there is every reason to believe this colt has the right to jump forward. Dam's side is littered with all sorts of route success and barn is known for letting one develop at their own pace. c Quality Road Motion, Graham Horse Profile $0
O O O UPSTART I really liked what I saw from this son of Flatter in 2014. After a couple of easy, stretch-running wins versus state-bred competition at Saratoga, Upstart was a dynamite 2nd in the Champagne over a sloppy racetrack that had to play in favor of the front-running Daredevil. My rub with him on Breeders Cup day was, given his pedigree, I hade my doubts about him handling the 1 1/16. The Holy Bull was not initially the plan but a dynamite 6 furlong work on Jan.18 prompted connections to give him the green light and the decision proved a good one as he just toyed with his competition, getting every inch of the 1 1/16 distance! r Flatter Violette, Rick Horse Profile $269,600