Here is a list of a couple new horses I am watching for the coming new year, thus some are derby projections.
At the top of the list is none other than Scooby Dubai. You all know by now how much names mean to me in having fun with this sport, but it isn't just what's in a name, it is his potential.
12/5 finished 1st in a 7f MCL $33,800
11/9 finished 8th
10/13 finished 6th
Now comes the riverly to watch with great excitement in 2009. Two Candy Ride's who are similar in name and quite interestingly similar in achievements.
Capt. Candyman Can vs Chocolate Candy
Chocolate Candy (my favored of the two with that Seattle Slew mix):
1st in Real Quiet Stakes 11/08
3rd in ChashCall Futurity Gr. I 12/20
Capt Candyman Can:
1st Iroquois Stakes Gr. III 11/01
3rd Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Gr. II 11/29
I must include a few BC contenders I really liked...
1st in Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes 8/02
1st Arlington Washington Futurity Gr. III 9/13
2nd Lane's End Breeders' Futurity Gr. I 10/04
10/25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile S. Gr. I finished 4th
12/5 Body gaming's Helta Jackpot S. finished 5th
...and Horse of the moment is still Be Smart. The Smarty Jones who had a good run in the Breeders' Cup meet. I have been following Be Smart through our Maiden Watch blog since his workouts and starts began. She will be one I watch.
Let's throw in Atomic Rain:
11/29 Remsen Stakes Gr. II finished 2nd
6/5 MSW finished 1st
5/18 MSW 2nd
Who are you watching currently and what are you hoping to see leading up to the Kentucky Derby, horse wise?
Just released courtesy of Animal Planet, Photos for the upcoming Jockey reality series. Read my previous post on the announcement of this series back in April, the public seems very interested in it.