Two-Year-Olds to Watch; First Time Starters Of The Weekend
Two-Year-Olds to Watch; First Time Starters Of The Weekend: Horse racing is now in the 2-year-old races, also known as baby races season. This time of year in horse racing is very interesting, because the majority of horses who make their debut at 2-years-old have an advantage for Triple Crown purposes. Below we analyze some pedigrees with the potential to produce some solid runners, and why not the Kentucky Derby winner, so let’s start with “baby races” at Saratoga and Del Mar on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Saratoga; Saturday, July 26, 2014
Aldrin: Malibu Moon – Tap your Heels by Unbridled
Everywhere you see Aldrin’s pedigree, you only see class. Aldrin, a horse who cost $1,000,000 USD in a training sale at Keeneland, is a ½ brother of the great runner and sire Tapit. Besides Tapit, her dam also produced the good sprinter and stakes placed, Overandabeauty. If we take a look to her second dam Ruby Slippers, we find a multiple winner who produced the champion sprinter Rubiano. Aldrin’s sire, Malibu Moon has produced several grade 1 winners, including the Kentucky Derby winner, Orb. Maybe 6 furlongs is a bit short for him, but he has all in his bloodline for a bright future.
Bayerd: Speightstown – Cherokee Jewel by Cherokee Run
This horse has some tough sprinter names in his pedigree. His sire Speightstown was a multiple grade stakes winner, including the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. His dam, Cherokee Jewel won in his debut and was a two times stakes winner in sprint races. His second dam, Betty’s Star also won in her debut and was a stakes placed in sprint races. On the other side, Speightstown transmits precocity since their sons usually wins early. This horse should be a precocious sprinter, so a great 2-year-old season is expected.
Del Mar; Saturday, July 26, 2014
Appealing Lady: Cindago – Tough Apples by Exploit
Appealing Lady’s pedigree is plagued of speed; sprinters likes Indian Charlie, Exploit and Lord Carson are in his bloodline. We also can find some stamina in her third dam, Lanzada. This filly is bred to win early and could be a solid sprinter in California.
American Pharoah: Pioneer of the Nile – Littleprincessemma by Yankee Gentleman
American Pharoah is by one of the best sires of this year, Pioneer of the Nile. In his dam side, you can find real class in his second generation, since his second dam Exclusive Rosette, produced two grade stakes winner in sprint races (Storm Wolf and Misty Rosette). American Pharoah also has the Storm Cat influence in his third generation.
Prospect Park: Tapit – Quiet Romance by Bertrando
Prospect Park is a dark bay cold by the gorgeous sire Tapit out of a dam who produced the grade stakes winners Proposed and Silent Sighs, both winning early. Also the combination Tapit – Bertrando has produced one stakes winner in just 2 starters, the sample is not representative at all, but to have a stakes winner in 2 starters is good sign. This boy should have the speed to handle sprint races.