02/24/2013 5:50PM

Santa Anita: Demonic will miss San Felipe with bruised foot

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A bruised foot will prevent Demonic from making his stakes debut in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 9 at Santa Anita, trainer John Sadler said.

The Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes is run over 1 1/16 miles and is a key prep for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 6.

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Sadler said that he has no specific plans for Demonic this spring.

“He’ll miss the San Felipe,” Sadler said. “I’m not sure what we’ll do, but he’ll be fine.”

A maiden race winner over seven furlongs in his only start on Jan. 13, Demonic has missed training time in the last week. Owned by Lee and Susan Searing, Demonic is by Bernardini. The colt was purchased for $400,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale and is considered Sadler’s top 3-year-old prospect.

jttf More than 1 year ago
the injury could be a blessing. his daddy was bernardini who did not run on lasix as a 2 year old. bernardini really started to blossom just before the derby. then he started winning grade 1 races with great ease. 2006 was a great year. discreet cat was winning by huge margins also. he used lasix just one time when he was 2. invasor did not start running until he was 3 years old. what a display he put on for us in the later half of 2006. so maybe the time off will really help demonic. i dont understand why trainers are in such a big hurry with their youngsters. these 3 examples tells ya, that patience pays off.
Gary Peacock More than 1 year ago
Another ill-named thoroughbred whose illustrious pedigree suggests nothing of this moniker.
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
You'll get negative votes here for saying it, but clearly there is no reason whatsoever to name horses Demonic or Violence.
Joel Winicki More than 1 year ago
Who are you guys.......the name police??? Geez, get over it! Lol.
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
who are you... the guy that polices the name police? Diverse crowd in this business. From horse whisperers to insensitive drunks.
John Howland More than 1 year ago
Maybe the owner went to Wake Forest and is a Demon Deacon alum,or maybe he likes Devil's Food Cake,or deviled eggs,or Devil Dogs.Do they still make Devil Dogs?
Mark More than 1 year ago
Hang Sadler. How dare he run work his into a foot bruise! Kill kill kill!
MD23 More than 1 year ago
Yeah or he could put a bunch of pain killers in Demonic like some trainers do and run him until he gets hurt. Give me a break man. It's not Sadler's fault. You don't see his horses breaking down I can tell you that right now.
Mark More than 1 year ago
Take it easy pal. That's my point . Injuries happen like they do in any other physical activity/ sport in life. Hang pletcher for violence injury but give sadler a pass for demonic's. Inconsistent.
LeslieH0101 More than 1 year ago
Don't hurry--he'ssuch a nice colt!
Joel Winicki More than 1 year ago
Always best to let the horse dictate when he's ready to run......
Joel Winicki More than 1 year ago
Bummer, this is a nice colt. Hopefully he makes it back to the races sooner than later.
Chris More than 1 year ago
Damn, was "licking-my-chops" on 60-1 future I had on him. Where do you think he will resurface. Gonna be really tough now to picture him gaining enough points to make the Derby, granted that he heals fast.