Dan Illman

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Format: 2014-07-22
Wed Feb 12
2014
Dan Illman
This week’s 3-year-old spotlight falls on two colts scheduled to return from injury in upcoming weeks.
Wed Feb 5
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
*CANDYMAN E is a cool horse.  After winning the $150,000 Frank J.
Wed Jan 29
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
It was the Cairo Prince show at Gulfstream last week as the son of Pioneerof the Nile obliterated his competition in the Holy Bull Stakes.  Let's take a closer look at two other sophomores that stepped up in lesser races.
Wed Jan 22
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Many folks remember DADDY NOSE BEST from the 2012 Triple Crown Trail.  After winning the El Camino Real Derby and Sunland Derby, Daddy Nose Best failed to fire in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness (finishing 10th and 9th, respectively). The Derby began a string of eight consecutive losses, but it appears that trainer Steve Asmussen has turned Daddy Nose Best all the way around. 
Wed Jan 15
2014
Dan Illman
Midnight Hawk leapt onto the Kentucky Derby trail with a 95-Beyer victory in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, but there were several other noteworthy performances by up-and-coming sophomores. Let's take a look. BARATTI (Medaglia d'Oro - Surf Song, by Storm Cat) Breeder: Darley Owner:  Darley Stable Trainer:  Kiaran McLaughlin Last Start:  1st maiden special weight, January 10, 1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct inner dirt, 92 Beyer DP = 7-7-10-2-0 (26) DI = 2.71   CD = 0.73