Friday, May 3, 2013

Kentucky Derby 2013, Part 2

Here are the rest of the horses entering this year's Derby. Comment on which horse you think/want to win.
Charming Kitten(for credit, click here)
Charming Kitten's sire, Kitten's Joy, was an excellant turf runner
with lots of stamina. The question is, how will he perform on
dirt? All of Kitten Joy's foals we are turf runners, so Charming Kitten's
performance on dirt is questionable. His dam's side is even less
promising. Iteration failed to win eleven races. Charming
Kitten's ranking is eighteen.
Orb(for credit, click here)
Orb has a very promising pedigree, with a balance of both
speed and stamina. Malibu Moon, his sire, gives him speed.
He is infused with tremendous stamina from his dam, Lady Liberty.
Lady Liberty excelled at races over 1 1/2 miles. Orb is ranked 1.
Will Take Charge(for credit, click here)
Will Take Charge is sired by Unbridled's
Song. Unbridled's Song, son of 1990 Derby
winner, Unbridled, was not bred for long
distances. Take Charge Lady
also ran in the shorter races. However, she
won or placed in 16 stake races, and earned
$2.4 million. Will Take Charge is ranked
Java's War(for credit, click here)
Java's War inherits plenty of stamina
form his dam, Java, but Java was a turf
horse. Already, he is showing that
he does not like to run on dirt.
War Pass, is his sire.
Java's War is ranked 4.
Frac Daddy(for credit, click here)
Frac Daddy has great potential, and a lot of stamina from his
dam's side. Scat Daddy, his sire, performed well in 2007,
his only poor performance being the Kentucky Derby.
Skipper's Mate, his dam, performed anywhere between 1 1/2
to 2 mile over hurdles in England. Frac Daddy is ranked

Itsmyluckyday(for credit, click here)
Itsmyluckyday is by Lawyer Ron, a champion who
performed best at 1 1/8 miles. His dam, Viva La Slew, however, was
better at speed. Her grandsire is Seattle Slew, the 1974 Triple Crown winner. Itsmyluckyday is ranked 10.

Falling Sky(for credit, click here)
Falling Sky's pedigree does not look
too promising, given the Derby's 1 1/4 mile
distance. Lion Heart, his sire, always took
early leads, and consequently came second
in 2004's Derby. Sea Dragoness, his dam, never
won in races greater than 5 1/2 furlongs.
Falling Sky is ranked 17. 
Lines of Battle(for credit, click here)
Lines of Battle is another one of those horses
with a well-balanced pedigree. His sire, War Front,
was sprinter. Black Speck, his dam, has
produced three other stake winners, including
Homebound and Battle Paint. Lines of Battle is
ranked 7 this season.

Verrazano(for credit, click here)
More Than Ready, his sire, never excelled at distances
greater than a mile, but was a great sprinter. He will rely on his dam,
Enchanted Rock, for stamina. Verrazano is ranked 2

Vyjack(for credit, click here)
Into Mischief, Vyjack's sire, never had a lot of stamina.
His three-year-old season, in which he ran only seven furlong
races, was cut short due to injury. Life Happened, Vyjack's
dam, never raced. Her bloodlines carried speed. Vyjack
is ranked 8.
Giant Finish(for credit, click here)
Frost Giant, Giant Finish's sire, was most famous for
his two victories of 1 1/4 miles. His dam is Apocalyptic. Her
sire, Hickman Creek, is son of Seattle Slew. Giant Finish is
ranked 20.

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