Two-Year-Old Thoroughbreds with Explosive Pedigrees
Two-Year-Old Thoroughbreds with Explosive Pedigrees: 2014 is loaded with two-year-olds whose pedigrees are explosive. Below we take a look at a few of them in more detail and look forward to their career debuts in the near future.
Aldrin: This colt everyone gawked at Keeneland April sale, who brought a whopping $1,000,000. The Malibu Moon/Tap Your Heels colt is ¾ brother to champion sire Tapit. He makes his debut at Saratoga this weekend, as the favorite. He is the deserving favorite, based on his works for trainer Chad Brown. Joel Rosario has the mount, so we know his colt is in good hands. Look for him to be precocious this year and explosive next year.
Caval: a two-year-old filly by young sire Blame, out of a Storm Cat mare, has been working well, and a fantastic pedigree to back it up. Her trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, is 24% with two-year-old starters. While she has been training on dirt, she could easily make the transition to turf, given her sire is by Arch, and Storm Cat’s could run over anything. She should be a very precocious and ready to run this summer
Dealership: a two-year-old gelding with a pedigree you don’t see everyday, this one is working very well at Hastings. This gelding is by Stephanotis, out of a Dynaformer mare, look for this guy to be wanting more ground and maturing at the later half of his three-year-old year. Without the most royal of pedigrees, this one may or may not sneak under the radar due to his “lack” of class.
Designed for War: his new home is Saratoga and he is taking to it like a fish to water. Mostly working on the turf, this War Front colt can handle either surface, as his recorded works have shown. His last dirt workout was on July 7, and he was the fourth fastest work out of fifty breezes at the distance. Look for him to make his first start soon.
Find Fault: this Blame filly is looking more and more like a workhorse as she continues recording workouts at Saratoga. Her last recorded breeze was July 7, and she was third fastest out of the fifty-two breezes at the distance. Out of an A.P. Indy mare, I would love to see the filly make her way onto the graded stakes scene this year and next. Just pedigree alone, she has the perfect bloodlines to be a grade one winner at 9 furlongs, or further. She should be precocious at two but best at three and four.
Gotta Get Paid: With a win and a place in two starts, this Pomeroy colt looks to be a good one. Breaking his maiden last out, this cold also is a good workhorse. All his works have been at Churchill and that is always a good sign, since all these colts are being pointed toward being one of the twenty starters on the first Saturday in May. He has 9 months to develop and win some qualifying points. Not sure if he will want the 10f he may see in 9 months, but look for him to be better with age.
I Spent It: This Super Saver colt won at first calling last out, which was earlier this month. All his works are at Fair Hill, and he is working well. Being by a Super Saver, over a Sky Mesa mare, this one may or may not make the classic distance, but he has a fantastic pedigree. This colt could also eventually be tested on turf, even with the win on dirt already. Look for this guy down the road, he will be even better at three, if he can stay sound and healthy.
Khozan: this colt brought $1,000,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Two-Year-Olds in Training, and rightfully so, being a half brother to Royal Delta. His breezes at Saratoga have been good, and decently fast. With only two recorded breezes, this one may take a while longer to debut, and look for him to be better with age, just like his big sister.
Security Risk: Third in his debut, this colt obviously wants longer than five and a half furlongs. Being by top sire War Front, out of an Unbridled mare, this one has loads of class coursing through his veins. His last workout was his introduction to Saratoga, he was the bullet of four recorded workouts at 3 furlongs. With him working well at Belmont, I see no reason for him to excel at Saratoga, and look for him to really get going here soon. He should be a precocious juvenile, but I fully expect this one to explode at three.
Take Charge Brandi: This filly looks like her uncle (Will Take Charge) when she is charging down the homestretch. Finally giving way to another nice filly in Fashion Alert last out in the Schuylerville Stakes, Take Charge Brandi has a maiden win and a stakes placing on her resume. She has been working well at Churchill and last workout was a slow 4F at Saratoga. This Giant’s Causeway filly should mature and become a really nice filly. Look for her throughout this season and next.
Transformative: This Quality Road/Lileagh (IRE) colt has had some fantastic works at Churchill Downs. He should be set for a debut soon, but until then, he keeps posting fast works, which should be expected, since his sire was a speedster with the ability to carry it. His dam is by Sadler’s Well, so this one should be like his sire; fast over a route of ground. Look for him toward the end of the year, and next as he matures into a nice three-year-old.