08/15/2014 3:31PM

DRF Plus Graded Stakes Analysis: Canadian Derby


It is tough to take a firm stand on any of the 11 3-year-olds stretching out to 11-furlongs for the first time. OFF THE TOP is certainly bred to handle the distance, particularly on his sire’s side. He is by Rosberg who won the Grade 3 Premiers going 11-furlongs. Rosberg is by the great A.P. Indy and is out of the mare Bosra Sham, a European Champion that won the Grade 1 Champion Stakes going a mile and a quarter on turf. The dam of Off the Top won the Grade 3 Ballerina going a mile and an eighth as a 3-year-old, and she has been an excellent producer.