Monday, February 16, 2009

Old Fashioned still on Top...Top 25 Derby Contenders & Connections!

Haynesfield wins the Whirlaway 2.07.09
Photo: EquiSport Photos/Sue K.

Okay, no big surprises in the Southwest.

Old Fashioned still on top til someone knocks him off.
Pioneerof the Nile inherits #2...but no dirt proof.
Friesan Fire faced only marginal competition.
Patena seems to be getting a lot of hype off of a second place Lecomte finish.
Stardom Bound won't in Derby if Patena makes it.
Papa Clem moves up after a nice showing in the Robt. Lewis.
Vineyard Haven...biggest disappointment of the week.
Pamplemousse, (see Friesan Fire).
Haynesfield will have trouble at distance.
Imperial Council...okay, okay..I'll move him up a notch or two!
This One's For Phil, could be a good dark horse!

"The Word" - Derby 2009 Contenders February 16, 2009
Horse Sire Trainer Owner Jockey Next
1 OLD FASHIONED Unbridled's Song Larry Jones Rick Porter Ramon Dominguez
2 PIONEEROF THE NILE Empire Maker Bob Baffert Zayat Stables Garrett Gomez 3/14 SA San Felipe S. (G2)
3 FRIESAN FIRE AP Indy Larry Jones Vinery & Fox Hill Gabriel Saez 3/14 FG Louisiana Derby (G2)
4 PATENA Seeking the Gold Rick Dutrow IEAH, Sikura Robby Albarado 3/14 FG Louisiana Derby (G2)
5 STARDOM BOUND Tapit Rick Dutrow IEAH Mike Smith 3/7 SA Santa Anita Oaks
6 CAPT. CANDYMAN CAN Candy Ride Ian Wilkes Jos. Rauch, David Zell Julien Leparoux 2/28 GP Fountain of Youth
7 CHOCOLATE CANDY Candy Ride Jerry Hollendorfer Jenny Craig Rafael Bejarano 3/14 SA San Felipe S. (G2)
8 PAPA CLEM Smart Strike Bo Hirsh Gary Stute Rafael Bejarano 3/14 FG Louisiana Derby (G2)
9 NOTONTHESAMEPAGE Catienus Wesley Ward Ken & Sarah Ramsey Elvis Trujillo 2/28 GP Fountain of Youth
10 THE PAMPLEMOUSSE Kafwain Julio Canani Bienstock & Winner Stable, A. Solis II Alex Solis 2/28 SA Sham S.
11 HAYNESFIELD Speightstown Steve Asmussen Harvey Weinstein Ramon Dominguez 3/7 AQ Gotham S. (G3)
12 IMPERIAL COUNCIL Empire Maker Shug McGaughey Sequoia Racing Edgar Prado
13 FLYING PEGASUS Fusaichi Pegasus Ralph Nicks James Spence Cornelio Velasquez La. Derby or Rebel
14 GIANT OAK Giant's Causeway Chris Block Virginia Tarra Trust E. Razo La. Derby or Rebel
15 GENERAL QUARTERS Sky Mesa Mark Miller Thomas McCarthy James Lopez 3/14 TB Tampa bay Derby
16 BIG DRAMA Montbrook David Fawkes Harold Queen Eibar Coa scr from Holy Bull
17 THIS ONE'S FOR PHIL Untuttable Rick Dutrow Paul Pompa Edgar Prado 2/28 GP Fountain of Youth
18 WEST SIDE BERNIE Bernstein Kelly Breen Lori & Goerge Hall Elvis Trujillo
19 VINEYARD HAVEN Lido Palace Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing Edgar Prado
20 MIDSHIPMAN Unbridled's Song Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing Garrett Gomez in Dubai
21 DONATIVUM (GB) Cadeaux Genereux John Gosden Princess Haya of Jordan Frankie Dettori in England
22 I WANT REVENGE Stephen Got Even Jeff Mullins Lanzman Racing Joe Talamo
23 SQUARE EDDIE Smart Strike Doug O'Neill Paul Reddam Rafael Bejarano injured
24 HELLO BROADWAY Broken Vow Barclay Tagg Elizabeth Valando Edgar Prado 3/14 TB Tampa bay Derby
25 BEETHOVEN Sky Mesa John Ward John Oxley Calvin Borel

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