January 30, 2010

Down and Derby c13

A quiet week at Down and Derby Central with no changes among my Top 20. Things will change next week with considerable action, highlighted by the first major prep in California, the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Expected entrants include American Lion, Tiz Chrome, Hawaiian Springs, Dave in Dixie, and Caracortado. For now, I will concentrate on recent works for the horses on the big list. 13 weeks/91 days/2,190 hours…

 The Top 20

1 Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike - Private Feeling by Belong to Me)
Owner - M. Pegram
Trainer - B. Baffert
Jockey - G. Gomez
Last Workout - 5f in :59.00 @SA 1/16

2 Buddy’s Saint (St. Liam - Tuzia by Blushing John)
Owner - Kingfield Stables
Trainer - B. Levine
Jockey - J. Lezcano
Last Workout - 5f in 1:01.00 @GP 1/30

3 Super Saver (Maria’s Mon - Supercharger by A.P. Indy)
Owner - WinStar Farms
Trainer - T. Pletcher
Jockey - C. Borel
Last Workout - 3f in :38.50 @PMM 1/24

4 American Lion (Tiznow - Storm Tide by Storm Cat)
Owner - WinStar Farms
Trainer - E. Harty
Jockey - J. Leparoux
Last Workout - 6f in 1:14.30 @Hol 1/25

5 William’s Kitten (Kitten’s Joy - Blush by Menifee)
Owner - K. Ramsey
Trainer - M. Maker
Jockey - J. Leparoux
Last Workout - 4f in :47.35 @GP 1/19

6 Winslow Homer (Unbridled’s Song - Summer Raven by Summer Squall)
Owner - Fox Hill Farms
Trainer - A. Dutrow
Jockey - R. Dominguez
Last Workout - 4f in :50.30 @PMM 1/18

7 Ron the Greek (Full Mandate - Flambé by Fortunate Prospect)
Owner - J. Hammer
Trainer - T. Amoss
Jockey - J. Graham
Last Workout - 5f in 1:02.80 @FG 1/15

8 Jackson Bend (Hear No Evil - Sexy Stockings by Tabasco Cat)
Owner - R. La Penta
Trainer - N. Zito
Jockey - J. Rose
Last Workout - 5f in :59.30 @PMM 1/16

9 Dryfly (Jump Start - Creeksider by Topsider)
Owner - C. Cella
Trainer - L. Whiting
Jockey - C. Borel
Last Workout - 4f in :49.20 @ OP 1/27

10 Uptowncharlybrown (Limehouse - La Ilimunada by Langfuhr)
Owner - Fantasy Lane Stable
Trainer - A. Seewald
Jockey - D. Centeno
Last Workout - 3f in :36.20 @Tam 1/11

11 Tiz Chrome (Tiznow - Woodland Shadow by Woodman)
Owner - Schiappa/Lanni/Mercedes
Trainer - B. Baffert
Jockey - G. Gomez
Last Workout - 6f in 1:12.60 @SA 1/25

12 Connemara (Giant's Causeway - Satin Sunrise by Mr. Leader)
Owner - Magnier/Smith/Tabor
Trainer - T. Pletcher
Jockey - R. Baze
Last Workout - 4f in :47.00 @SA 1/30

13 Awesome Act (Awesome Again - Houdini‘s Honey by Mr. Prospector)
Owner - S. Roy/Vinery
Trainer - J. Noseda
Jockey - R. Moore
Last Workout - No Info - Connections announced he is coming to America soon.

14 Eightyfiveinafifty (Forest Camp - Lifeinthefastlane by Unbridled‘s Song)
Owner - Contessa/Moirano
Trainer - G. Contessa
Jockey - J. Chavez
Last Workout - 7f in 1:27.00 @Aqu 1/27

15 Rule (Roman Ruler - Rockcide by Personal Flag)
Owner - WinStar Farms
Trainer - T. Pletcher
Jockey - J. Velazquez
Last Workout - 5f in 1:01.50 @PMM 1/24

16 Hawaiian Springs (Stephen Got Even - Sarasota by Luhuk)
Owner - J. Hadley
Trainer - K. Walsh
Jockey - J. Talamo
Last Workout - 6f in 1:14.00 @Hol 1/24

17 Eskendereya (Giant’s Causeway - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew)
Owner - Zayat Stables
Trainer - T. Pletcher
Jockey - J. Castellano
Last Workout - 4f in :50.30 @PMM 1/24

18 Bulls and Bears (Holy Bull - Cherokee Canyon by Cherokee Run)
Owner - Klaravich Stables
Trainer - R. Violette
Jockey - A. Garcia
Last Workout - 4f in :49.30 @PMM 1/27

19 Noble’s Promise (Cuvee - The Devil’s Trick by Clever Trick)
Owner - Chasing Dreams Racing
Trainer - K. McPeek
Jockey - R. Bejarano
Last Workout - None in 2010

20 Conveyance (Indian Charlie - Emptythetill by Holy Bull)
Owner - Zabeel Racing
Trainer - B. Baffert
Jockey - G. Gomez
Last Workout - 5f in :59.40 @SA 1/28


Sarah Grice said...

I love the Derby updates! Keep them coming! Also, who are your favorite 3 y/o fillies this year?

Brian Zipse said...

Thanks Sarah!

My favorite 3 y/o fillies right now are: 1) Blind Luck 2) She Be Wild 3) Christine Daae 4) Hot Dixie Chick 5) Biofuel.

Who do you like?

LDP said...

Nice list, yet again. With no real big derby happenings this week theres not much you can do to change it. Personally I cannot wait for the Robert B. Lewis and the battle of the Tiznows. Personally, there is just something about American Lion that I really like, so in a race between him and Tiz Chrome I'd go with American Lion.

TurfChatter said...

Beverly Lewis next week should determine the order of a couple of these.Tiz Chrome looks nice but he may not be a distance horse even though he has the breeding. Only 6 horses running.

LDP said...

Turf Chatter,
What makes you think Tiz Chrome can't go the distance? From what I've seen he's never shown any signs of tiring. Tiznow and AP Indy in his pedigree would really sujest distance.

Horse Racing Nation said...

Great list. Seeing the workouts all together is really helpful. Other than Noble's Promise and the ones that have recently raced, it's interesting that Lookin At Lucky has the biggest workout gap.

Watch out for Drosselmeyer and Pulsion tomorrow... both could make serious jumps!

Brian Zipse said...

I agree LDP, I think Tiz Chrome will be good stretching out.

HRN, you got that right. Tomorrow's allowance at GP is very interesting, with the two you mentioned and a few others as well.

Sarah Grice said...

I'm intrigued by Christine Daae, and I love the name! I also want to keep an eye on Biofuel. I think the results at the BC would have been much different if she hadn't been bumped off course. I know it's a lot to hope for, but I'd love to see another year with strong fillies.

TurfChatter said...

Tiz Chrome, has what I call a "fast" stride he get into full motion very quickly these horses are usually not good horses to stretch out. I could be wrong. Especially on Poly reaching full stride very quickly can be tiring. We will see next week.

Anonymous said...

Good list, I like how you include all of thier last works.