Posted: 3/23/2018 8:12:38 AM
Hi guys! Long time! Cracking Cheltenham just gone by and really looking at every ante-post market going! Kentucky Derby is the current focus.
Solomini 25/1 EW- Every year, there's always a consistent sort that always finishes in the money or near enough. He looks the equivalent horse to the likes of Lookin at Lee, Exaggerator, Dortmund. Solomini has rock solid form at the top level. I followed the same logic in backing Good Magic for the BC Juvenile last season and it paid off. At 20s, looks worth a shot at some place money and just perhaps, may have enough improvements/consistency to snatch a win. Ticks the profile boxes as well as pedigree and is a player.
Magnum Moon 16/1- Every year, there's always a horse that challenges the Apollo curse in that the winner ALWAYS has raced as a juvenile. Some turn out to be truly good like Bodemeister. Some turn out to be an illusion like Materiality. A couple of options in Magnum Moon and Justify presents itself from this angle. Both have top handlers in Baffert and Pletcher but on pedigree, I just prefer the Magnum Moon (Malibu Moon) over Justify (Scat Daddy). He's not that far behind Justify on Beyer figures and Pletcher looks like a trainer who is slowly getting to grips with the demands of the race.
If anyone has more thoughts surrounding those two, I'd love to read them as well as other contenders. Off topic, the Dubai World Cup meeting is next week. I'm a little miffed to see Pavel entered there! Would've liked to see connections work back from the Classic and be patient but can't understand the pot hunting as it's a tough race for one so inexperienced. Massive price though but surely West Coast's to lose.
Good luck all!