03/01/2013 4:59PM

Sunland Derby next target for Dry Summer

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Dry Summer, winning the Mine That Bird Derby last weekend, will make his next start in the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby on March 24..

Dry Summer, who remained perfect in two starts at Sunland Park with his win in last weekend’s $120,000 Mine That Bird Derby, emerged from the race in good order and is now being pointed for the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby on March 24, said his trainer, Joel Marr.

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Dry Summer’s win was part of a memorable weekend for Marr as his most famous trainee, the 19-for-19 Peppers Pride, gave birth to a Malibu Moon colt in Kentucky. Marr said the first foal from Peppers Pride, an unnamed 2-year-old filly by Distorted Humor, has just entered into training. She is based in New Mexico with Marr.

As for Dry Summer, he was sent to New Mexico after racing in Southern California. He races for Sam Britt and Michael House.