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Final G1 Derby preps produce new shooters

New to the Trail | 5 years ago
Joel & Jon analyze Blue Grass winner Stately Victor & Arkansas Derby winner Line of David, as well as both colts’ emergence from relative anonymity to Grade 1 winners and late-arriving Kentucky Derby contenders. Who are these colts, and do they have a chance to make an impact in three weeks under the Twin Spires? […] Read More...

Endorsement goes from obscurity to serious Triple Crown contender

New to the Trail | 5 years ago
On a weekend where there were multiple new 3-year-olds to emerge on the Triple Crown trail with winning performances, none stood out more than Endorsement’s breakout effort in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) Sunday. Only a maiden winner coming into the race, the regally-bred son of Distorted Humor rose from obscurity to blow past the […] Read More...

Could Trappe Shot emerge as a Preakness contender?

New to the Trail | 5 years ago
Trappe Shot took another big step towards stakes company with a 12 3/4-length romp in an entry-level allowance race Mar. 21st at Gulfstream. It marked the talented colt’s second win in as many starts by a combined 23 lengths, as he broke his maiden on Feb. 21st by 10 1/4 lengths at the Miami oval. […] Read More...

1-2 finishers in San Felipe shake stigmas

New to the Trail | 5 years ago
Sidney’s Candy and Interactif, the impressive first and second-place finishers from Saturday’s San Felipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita, both went a long way in answering non-Triple Crown-friendly questions about each of the talented colts. Sidney’s Candy, considered a sprinter by many, stretched out nicely to win the 1 1/16-mile race, while Interactif, who was […] Read More...

Awesome Act shows a turn of foot in Gotham

New to the Trail | 5 years ago
Awesome Act made his first start of the year – and first start on the dirt – an impressive one, flashing a quality burst to quicken away from his rivals in the stretch of the Gotham S. (G3) at Aqueduct on Mar. 6. The performance was dynamic enough for the son of Awesome Again to […] Read More...

Radiohead (GB) vaults onto Triple Crown Trail

New to the Trail | 5 years ago
Radiohead (GB) flourishes in his dirt debut at Gulfstream Park, turning in an impressive victory over G1 winner and stablemate Homeboykris in a one-turn, one-mile allowance race. The performance was good enough to vault the Johannesburg colt onto the Triple Crown Trail. Read More...

Odysseus romps by 15 in two-turn debut

New to the Trail | 5 years ago
Odysseus jumps onto the Triple Crown Trail with a emphatic 15-length allowance win in his two-turn debut at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 17. Probable next start: Tampa Bay Derby (G3) Mar. 13 Read More...