Real Dandy, whose earnings for the year of $667,990 are more than the lifetime earnings of any of the other nine contestants in Saturday's Super Derby XXVI (gr. II), heads into the 1 1/4-mile Louisiana Downs race as the sole graded stakes winner of the group.
- Dark Bay or Brown Horse
- Born 2002
- KY -Bred
Canadian invader Palladio unfurled a strong finishing kick to overcome favored Magna Graduate and post a one-length upset in the $350,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) Saturday at Thistledown.
A field of eight 3-year-olds is expected to contest Saturday's $350,000 Ohio Derby (gr. I), going 1 1/8 miles at Thistledown. The field is highlighted by stakes winners Magna Graduate and Pinpoint.
Trainer Tim Ritchey confirmed Monday morning that Afleet Alex, runner-up for the 2-year-old championship, will have his first work of his 3-year-old season later this week at Oaklawn Park.
Overbrook Farm's homebred 3-year-old Storm Surge registered his first graded stakes victory when he captured the $100,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds going a mile Saturday.
|Jockey||Eddie M. Martin, Jr.|
|Owner||Kaaren J. Biggs|
|Silver Haze View Five-Cross Pedigree||Silver Deputy||Deputy Minister|
|Crystal Vous||Crystal Water|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Eisaman Equine||Trackside Farm, agent for Foxfield||$75,000|
|Two-year-old||Kaaren Biggs||Eisaman Equine, agent||$85,000|