Steve Haskin's Derby Watch; Week 4 (Cont.)
by Steve Haskin
Date Posted: 2/11/2003 10:25:30 AM
Last Updated: 2/11/2003 4:06:18 PM

19--Robledo /Vladimir Cerin; Robannier-El Fox, by Grey Dawn II
Cerin says they're not looking at the Derby, but we've heard that before. We'll see if says the same thing if the colt wins the El Camino Real Derby and whatever stakes he goes in after that. Deceptively strong pedigree and should run all day.

20--Ozzie Cat/D. Wayne Lukas; Storm Cat-Hopespringsforever, by Mr. Prospector
Drilled a half in :47 4/5 for the Fountain of Youth. Lukas feels he's just starting to come around and is expecting big improvement. He's a gem of consistency, but has to catch the winning bug. Had every chance to win the Golden Derby, but he still has time to get his act together.

20--Peace Rules/Bobby Frankel; Jules-Hold to Fashion, by Hold Your Peace
Defeated Man Among Men in the Generous, and will soon follow on the dirt. Worked 5 furlongs in 1:00 1/5 following his 6-furlong move in 1:12 4/5. Frankel said he's looking at the San Rafael, but wouldn't be surprised to see him pop up anywhere at any time.


KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Lukas' sleeper, DEEP SHADOW, heading for Risen Star with Mike Smith coming to ride him. Looked good breaking his maiden on the grass. Lukas also has Tropical Park Derby winner NOTHING TO LOSE, who worked 5 furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Gulfstream. Sticking with Lukas, BOSTON PARK scored a gutsy victory in Whirlaway Stakes, turning back one challenge after another; huge improvement off his recent form. Impressive Santa Anita maiden winner BUCKLAND MANOR looking for an allowance race. If none go, he'll likely head right for San Rafael; connections of Came Home. ATSWHATIMTALKNBOUT, who is better than his third in last start, turned in a sharp 6-furlong drill in 1:11 2/5. MIDAS EYES had another big work for Frankel, going 5 furlongs in 1:00 1/5. Look for him in 7-furlong allowance race.. Keep an eye on FORMAL ATTIRE, who broke his maiden at Gulfstream going 1 1/8 miles. Time was slow, but this could turn out to be a nice colt. SIBERLANDbreezed a half in :51 and will try to redeem himself in the San Rafael. CHRISTINE'S OUTLAW, runaway maiden winner at Gulfstream, breezed 5 furlongs in 1:04 1/5 at Palm Meadows.LION TAMER had a sharp 5-furlong breeze in :50 2/5 at Palm Meadows for Hutcheson. Can't wait to see him stretch out.


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