Sand Castle Derby

Sand Castle Derby
Derby Lock Prep
Purse : $1,500,000
Restricted to 3 Year Old open class

well its that time of year again when the trainers start pulling their hair out ,wondering if it was worth all time putting their best breeding efforts to work to find that special 3 year old who can defy the odds ,and claim the Bluegrass derby and look to be the one who can win the triple crown.
We have a very talented field going 9 furlongs on the main track. It should be a bright sunny day for racing even if its watching on a monitor to keep our fellow race enthusiast happy. One of our top trainers has sent half the field to post in the race.,after training one of the best in Spiced Turtle he has set his sights on taking home the coveted Bluegrass Derby,.after chatting with Dan in the chatroom he knows they are talented. Dan just isn’t sure who will mature in time to make the Derby.
There are a few other trainers who are not making easy on my buddy Dan. They themselves are on a quest for the same prize and have done their homework and look to spoil the hopes of their fellow trainers on the way to the triple crown. This could be anybody’s race it is a well rounded field.
Well lets take a look at the starters for Sand Castle Derby looking for the spot on derby day.

the son of Flatter out of the G3 winning mare Queen of love
he has won 5 of 9 on the main track and will be coming from off the pace.
Last race career best 101 speed rating.
1st Irish Roasters listed
2nd G2 Moises Alou Cap just missed at wire
I look for him to back up and let the speedsters settle out then make his move and split the field

the son of Honor Code out of the stakes winning mare Chataya
he has won 4 of 8 on the main track and looks to be near the front on the break
last race career best 100 speed rating
1st Give Him Treats listed
2nd Magical Merlin Dirt Challenge
4th G1 Sparkling Wine Stakes
last 3 races he has changed running style to a stalker type and the latter would benefit him here

the son of Frosted he is scratch bred to Danzig and Mr p on the end
he has won 5 of 9 and has tons of speed will be on the front end looking to go wire to wire
last race career best 105 best in field
1st G3 The Dubai 2000 Guineas
1st Ruud Van N. Dirt Juvenile listed
2nd Downright Frigid listed
has the speed to wire the field if he gets out front may be home free and punched his ticket

the son of Munnings out of the stakes placed mare Round of applause
has won 3 of 9 on the main track has early speed but has missed his break lately
last race 89 ten points lower than race before
1st Whoops Apocalypse Dirt Juvenile listed
3rd G3 Giant Slayer Classic
4th Acting Until Storm Dirt Juvenile listed
has early speed last race may have just been a bounce and could get a break and challenge for the win,

the son of Nyquist out of the G2 winning mare Gracebook
has won 2 of 6 on the main track has speed to spare and will be tough to beat to the first turn
last race 99 tied career best
1st G2 The Ransom wired the field
has the most early speed in the field should be first to the turn but may not be able to hold them off

the son of Bernadini out of the stakes winning mare Candyland Krusher
has won 4 of 9 on the main track looks to be close to the front early to contend
last race 92 has hit 100
1st Killerzandglitterz Dirt Challenge
2nd G3 Buckeye Juvenile
has plenty of early speed to get out front and set the pace if jockey prefers to lead early

the son of Graydar out of the mare Comare
has won 4 of 6 on the main track looks to be on or close to the lead early if clears first turn
last race 98 has topped 101
1st The IHM Rockets Memorial Stakes
1st Family of Dragons
very talented son of Graydar has decent stalking abilities and could be a problem if he is near the front

scratch bred son of Awesome Again crossed with Unbridled and Roberto
has won 3 of 7 on the main track and came from off the pace last race and is improving
last race 101 career best speed rating
2nd Fiction Wins Dirt Juvenile
3rd G3 Risen Star Stakes
came from way off the pace last facing tougher competition could pose a problem if decides to go out early

scratch bred son of Union Rags crossed with Seeking the Gold and Unbridled
has won 4 of 9 on the main track another one of the pace setters in this stacked race
last race 99 career best in a muddy track
2nd Emirates Air
3rd Irish Roasters
seems to be on the up swing may be more of a stalker in this race with all the speed on the front to be in contention at the end

the son of Snitzle out of the G2 winning mare Hidden Sanctuary
has ran 2nd twice on the main track out of 2 starts both were graded races
last race career best 103 and has posted back to back 103 speed figures
1st turf G2 The International
2nd G3 The Legoland
2nd G3 The Dubai 2000 Guineas
3rd turf G2 The Bedford Stakes
one of the most talented in the field and showed he can come from way off the pace could catch the leaders if his jockey keeps him close

the son of Empire Maker out of the stakes winning mare Angel of Anarchy
has 3 wins out of 8 starts on the main track
last race career best 102(turf) main track 91
2nd Sword of Darkness
2nd The Sword of Light
2nd turf Brababroad Turf Special
3rd Blame Robby
a talented colt that may turn it around this race or will show he prefers turf instead he will be very tough is today the day

scratch bred son by Distorted Humor crossed with A.P.Indy and Pleasant Colony
has won 4 of 8 on the main track
last race career best 100
1st The Beat Rolls On
2nd Loco Senor Frog
2nd Grand Canyon Dirt Route
3rd Dorian Disaster
has the quickest break in the race has only been beaten to the turn once but a few other speedsters could make a run to the turn with him and the speed duels begin

the son of Nyquist out of the G1 winning and millionaire mare Luna Ape
has won 3 of 8 on the main track
last race career best 98
1st G1 North Fork Stakes
1st Killing Fumes
4th G3 The Legoland
will be coming from off the pace and will need to stay close enough the speed do not out run him if he can stay close he could contend at the end

the son of American Freedom out of the mare You Got The Aok
has won 2 out of 7 on the main track
last race career best 98 graded race
3rd G2 Moises Alou Cap
3rd Account Counting Dirt Route
3rd Whoops Apocalypse Dirt Juvenile
is improving with each start and has the talent to contend here if the speed dont leave him behind and keeps the leaders in his sights

that was a look at the accomplishments of the entries in this years race as you can see we have a very talented field. now we will take a quick look at the trainers in this years race.

GIVEN Racing Stables
Dan has gone all out this year in his quest to win the Derby and he is learning the pain and how competitive it is just to make the derby field let alone win the Bluegrass derby I know the 8 to 10 furlong division for the next couple years will be tough as these boys mature any one of his entries in this race could win it and if we don’t see any of these boys Derby day I am sure we will in one the triple crown races

GOWANS Racing Stables
my buddy Ben sends a very talented colt here trying to get a coveted chance at the Bluegrass derby, Ben is leading in stakes wins so far this year with 52 and is 2nd in purse so he could make it tough on the Given group

DEYOTO Racing Stables
one of the top trainers sends a precocious 3 year old colt to this years race, a top 25 trainer in purse so far this year and can train with the best of them and knows how to get one ready for a big race so should keep an eye on his entries at any time

SELURNIVEK Racing Stables
a trainer that is no stranger to big races send a nice looking colt to carry his stable to coveted prize, top 45 stakes trainer so far this year but its till early I expect him to move up the charts as the season progresses, his entry here is as tough as any in the race and could punch his ticket to the show

DAVARTO Racing Stables
I have faced this trainer many times so I know how tough he can be and sends a very good looking colt here and I am pretty sure he has a lot of confidence in his young colt, he is a top 25 stakes trainer so far this season and looks to climb up the charts so he will be at his best here I am sure of it

DIXIEDOTCO Racing Stables
the number 7 stakes trainer so far this year sends the morning line favorite to post his stable has 26 stake wins so far this year and looks to add another one here. I don’t see him giving anyone a break here only making it harder for his fellow trainers
AUGUSTOP Racing Stables
send a very well bred colt to challenge for the top prize and a trip to the bluegrass stakes, dont know very much about this trainer and wish him the best of luck and seems to have his entry ready to go and could make a few trainers rethink their chance to make the Bluegrass derby field

BIZALLS Racing Stables
another top 25 stakes winning trainer comes in here with his hopes on a string looking for that coveted starting slot in the Bluegrass Derby although he is the long shot he is very capable of taking the field down as a trainer myself who has shocked the punters it can be done and this trainer is capable of pulling it off

OK well that’s my take on the race and would like to wish all the trainers the best of luck and good luck to the winner on Derby day

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