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Cafe Pharoah ranks # 4 in Derby Points. Is 2 for 2. Perhaps the owners contemplate wait-see as other 3 yr old Derby races offer high point numbers. Or if they ship and even take a second in 100 PT races; that's 50 pts. Also to be considered is runners who say get the leftover 50 pts have?connections that don't go forward due to $ or their runner lacks the class raise for Derby.
Anyone have stat for youngest age of sire to have a Derby winner?
Monday Feb 24 . Maxfield worked 4 FL at Palm Meadows. Last work and first from long layoff..Feb 17th. 3 FL @ PM.
A side trip here to biggest purse Dubai + world offers..the obvious...Max Security..yet, grooms a flying with unfateful Derby DQed star say!?..he only ate half his grub out of his tub..as well as aqua in first overseas extended flight. Still the obvious Delta. Yet some ticket construction for let's call it the "What If Delta". That be: Benbatl....Godolphin gang ponies up this 6 yr old who until his last race on the very same track as Saturday offers...Dirt...and won at mile 3/16th...was a career turfer.
Reminders of Animal Kingdom switching surfaces in mid stream for Derby dream. And..and his last and only dirt Dubai found him fuzzy changing leads on dirt. Yet a very fine time..and this race shorter at mile 1/8th.
Thanks for the link. I watched both his races. In his debut he raced near the lead. In the Hyacinth, he had a poor break and was last. He easily circled the field and had lots left at the finish. With More Than Ready on the dam side, I will keep a close eye on this one. Cafe Pharoah seems genuinely talented.
Shout out back. Years ago you got me to keep my eye out for the MTRs.
He(Maxfield) worked today(:48.45), fastest of 41 works.
I have him penciled in for the top spot in the Preakness!
His Trainer said today the horse will tell him if he is Ready to run in the Derby
after one good race , if not preakness is the target.He reported that the surgery
hasn't bothered the Horse so far.
Hey Rae + Smarty thanks..and good news @ 4 FL as they opened him up. His previous 2 at 3 FL and 4 FL were slow and unpretentious. Trouble is he's already on the Winter Book low odds, up Derby points, pundits' picks.And if he gobbles up the/a field in his Seattle Slew style..oh..oh
I can't see him getting more than one prep before the Derby. I don't like that for a young horse coming off an injury.