After a long weekend of Derby Trail races and other observations, we've completed revisions to our Looking Good, Worth Watching and Just In Case pages. There have been several additions, several deletions, and some promotions and demotions.
We promoted Daddy Nose Best from Worth Watching to Looking Good off his win of the Grade III El Camino Real Derby. He now has $145,558 in graded stakes earnings.
Castaway was also promoted after earning $150,000 in the Grade III Southwest Stakes, division 1.
Secret Circle (Worth Watching -- winner of the other Southwest division) doesn't look like a Derby prospect, and Drill (Just In Case -- winner of the San Vicente) will be kept to one turn.
Adirondack King, third in the second division of the Southwest.
American Act, second by a nose in the Grade II San Vicente.
Cozzetti, who's working well in South Florida. He's run on three different surfaces already.
Exothermic, a possible turf star in the making working well in South Florida.
Scatman, second to Secret Circle in the Southwest division 2.
Demoted to Just In Case
Declaration of War. Coolmore connections brought him over here, he worked once for Todd Pletcher on Feb. 5, now he's dropped off the radar.
Junebugred. Didn't perform to connections' expectations in the Southwest, hard for me to see him rebounding in a big way.
Longview Drive. Dead-heated with Junebugred, but he was compromised by a very poor break from the gate.
Just In Case
Csaba, who's going to be entered in the Grade II Fountain of Youth.
Jake Mo, second in the first division of the Southwest. We'd have put him on Worth Watching, but he wasn't early-nominated to the Triple Crown.
Midnight Crooner. A maiden winnner at Golden Gate in the Baffert barn. Not nominated to the Triple Crown, but being considered for a run later on in the Grade I Toyota Blue Grass.
Points Offthebench won a Santa Anita allowance Friday and is very fast -- and very unlikely to get on the Derby Trail.
Tiz Point, a Richard Mandella trainee that's going to be put on dirt after several races on synthetic and turf.
Apprehender. Way up the track in the Southwest, division 2.
Big Wednesday. Way up the track in the Southwest, division 2, and not nominated to the Triple Crown in the first place.
Jack's in the Deck. Nominated to the Triple Crown, but no workouts yet this year.
Managed Account. MIA from the worktab.
One Sock Down. Ditto.