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After watching a plethora of 3 year old preps including today's Sunland Park Derby, I have narrowed my list of contenders to Eskendereya, Lookin
at Lucky, and Awesome Act. These are the only three colts that I can see winning the Derby because of their pedigree, foundation, stamina,
seasoning and so forth. Ice Box, Sidney's Candy, Interactif, Noble's Promise, and Caracortado are a notch below these colts IMHO.
Pleasant Prince: 7 races now with each subsequent Beyer larger than the last, topping out at 99 in the Grade 1 Florida Derby
(and every time I watch that race he beats Ice Box -- I don't get it).
One of only 2 or 3 horses that have three 1 1/8 mile races to this date.
This is an improving colt IMHO... And talk about Derby breeding, this guys dosage is... 7-9-16-1-1----2.40
O.K. Mom and Dad were unraced, but in just his previous 3 generations he has multiple Kentucky Derby winnners (3)
a Breeders Cup Classic winner, a Triple Crown winner, a 9.5f course record setter at Calder and a lot more interesting stuff. You take all that
and put it together with the possibility that things won't all go as planned durring the April 3 prep races and this thing is wide open.
And after he sat all day at 37-1 on day 3 of the future bet I just had to play him, just had to.
It will be interesting to see who Jullien Leparoux chooses as his Derby horse but if he abandons the likes of Awsome Act
and his other mounts to ride this guy again, I'll be all over him...Again.
We'll see on Sidney's Candy. I think he's very athletic and tactical like an Afleet Alex or Smarty Jones. His first race where he lost to Tiny Woods was eye catching and then his maiden win was impressive. The only bad race he ran was a merry-go-round race after the layoff and having bruised shins. I'm not convinced he has to be on the lead, but he's a grinder and he might as well be out front.
He reminds me of somebody.
In fairness to Beyer, he DID have Spectacular Bid.
Varies greatly, but a healthy stud bullfrog (like me) could be a tadpole up to two years of his average 5 year life span.
So... 75 / 5 = 15 x 2 = 30, so Beyer shouldn't have picked a winner in 40 human years.
The Bid's Darby was 1979, so 2010 - 1979 = 31 years, so Beyer has done better than we expected.
Ask crazykid if you need any more information on Beyer.
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