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Format: 2014-07-22
Wed Mar 19
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
SOCIAL INCLUSION received most of last week's headlines, and deservedly so, following a 111-Beyer romp over top Derby prospect Honor Code at Gulfstream Park. Two races earlier, however, another gate-to-wire winner gave a noteworthy performance.
Wed Mar 12
2014
Dan Illman
I didn't pick him, but I was absolutely thrilled to see GAME ON DUDE back in the winner's circle following a spectacular effort in the Santa Anita Handicap. Lots of folks thought the 7-year-old was slowing down just a bit. You couldn't blame them as Game On Dude was entering the 'Big Cap following three straight losses (you'd have to go back to 2011 to find the last time Game On Dude lost two in a row).
Wed Mar 5
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Let's take a look at a pair of sharp 3-year-olds expected to soon contest Kentucky Derby preps.
Wed Feb 26
2014
Dan Illman
This week's 3-year-old spotlight shines on a pair of Florida-bred colts. Although they sport identical dosage profiles, one looks like a strong router while the other could be more of a middle-distance performer.  Both will likely attempt stakes competition in the near future.
Wed Feb 19
2014
Dan Illman
Tamarando and Tapiture earned Derby points by virtue of their victories in the El Camino Real Derby and Southwest Stakes, respectively, but a pair of colts also opened eyes with wins at Santa Anita. Let’s take a closer look. BAYERN (Offlee Wild – Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch) *Foal Date, State: May 3, 2011, Kentucky *Breeder: Helen Alexander *Owner: Kaleem Shah, Inc. *Trainer: Bob Baffert *Auction history: $320,000 Fasig-Tipton Spring Juvenile