Monday, February 22, 2010

Who wants the lead???

Answer: Just about all the Derby contenders from the last two weeks, that's who. Conveyance, Rule, Sidney' Candy and Discreetly Mine all won on the lead, which begs another question, who can rate?

Answer: A few who can - Caracortado, Eskendereya and the most interesting to me is D'Funnybone. Yea his breeding is suspect, his trainer a loud mouth and his jock, although great, is coming off a down year in 2009. So why do I like him? Dutrow is training him up to something more in distance (mostly five and six furlong works leading up to his Hutcheson win) and I would not be surprised to see him in the Florida Derby starting gate. Watch his Hutcheson and see D'Funnybone float by the competition under a hand ride going six furlongs in 1:09. And Dutrow knows how to out race a horse's breeding - just ask Big Brown's connections...


  1. Tony,

    Don't you mean Dutrow, Jr. can "out-medicate" D'horse's breeding ;-)???

    D'only way D'Funnybone can get D'distance of D'Florida Derby is with D'Tractor! I need him in D'Swale Stakes for D'Road to D'Roses.

  2. Just like steroid-juicing baseball players, still had to have the ability to hit a baseball, before hitting it long, Rick Dutrow is a horse man - a damn good one - one that has been penalized for misusing drugs. If you're a gambling man, and I know you are, you can't dismiss Dutrow on any moral grounds. He gets his horses ready to win, especially for stakes races. D'Funnybone came off a three plus month layoff, off a very poor performance and won with ease. Add in long works and Dutrow is readying for a score - with or without medications - in the Florida Derby. Sorry, but D'Funnybone is showing up in the Florida Derby...