Wake Up Nick...cool mane! The girls will be jealous!
8 Juvenile Speedsters Vie in Best Pal StakesDel Mar Newsletter August 1 2014Eight talented two-year-olds with designs on the championship-deciding Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day, Sept. 3 will be attempting to establish their worthiness Sunday in the 44th running of the Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs over Del Mar’s main track.Keta Note: Best Pal Stakes is being held on August 3Story to Tell, a son of Bluegrass Cat who will be piloted by Joe Talamo, Others in the Best Pal Stakes line-up are maiden winners Two Six Wins (Martin Pedroza), Rowdy Dylan (Edwin Maldonado) and Highway Boss (Tiago Pereira), victor in the Everett Nevin Stakes during the Oak Tree-at-Pleasanton meeting.
I am SO SO invested in the 5th at Saratoga tomorrow. The 2yo colts in that race are awesome. nyra.com/saratoga/entries/20140802/#race5allow me to just highlight some of the horses in here. First up, the obvious favorite, Royal Son. By Tiznow out of Mama Nadine who was a stakes winner, and she was by A.P. Indy. His 2nd dam is Countless Diana, champion 2 year old filly of 1997. Todd Pletcher is his trainer, and he almost always has his 2 year olds cranked. Don't be surprised if this one wins by daylight. Beautiful breeding, I expect good things from him. Sir William Bruce trained by Eric Guillot is by Malibu Moon out of a Victory Gallop mare. I also like the pedigree here, but this one wants two turns. If he puts in a solid run, then look out in the future. Pride of Stride a Graham Motion trainee is by Candy Ride out of a First Samurai mare. Looking to bounce back after a 3rd in his debut.Waging War trained by Al Stall Jr is by War Front out of a Seeking the Gold mare. Has a recent bullet work, but his others haven't been too spectacular. Finally , Fire Away trained by Shug McGaughey. Absolutely royally bred. By War Front, out of Salute (Unbridled x PERSONAL ENSIGN) which makes him a half to G1 winner Mr. Speaker. Steady works, not too quick though. But Shug usually doesn't have them cranked to win first out, but if he puts in a nice run he'll be one to watch.
Best Pal is Next Chapter for Story to TellRead more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/86496/best-pal-is-next-chapter-for-story-to-tell#ixzz39NDxRSKL
My first 2015 Kentucky Derby horse: Hashtag Bourbon: http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/zatt/My_first_2015_Kentucky_Derby_horse_Hashtag_Bourbon_123#