Brother Derek has banked $1,308,458 from a career line of 11-6-0-1. In addition to the Santa Anita Derby, he captured the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I), Norfolk Stakes (gr. II), Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and San Rafael Stakes (gr. II).
Cecil Peacock's multiple grade I winner Brother Derek remains on track for his next start in the Oct. 7 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita, trainer Dan Hendricks said, and the sophomore son of Benchmark signaled his intentions with a bullet six-furlong work in 1:11 1/5 over Santa Anita's fast main track on Sept. 19.In company with stablemate Smoocher, Brother Derek finished his breeze five lengths in front, a move that thoroughly impressed his trainer. Smoocher logged the distance in a final time of 1:12."He looked good, didn't he?" Hendricks said. "He was ahead by five at the wire.""I had him in 1:10 and 4/5 but they got him 1:11 1/5. I think they got it wrong," joked the conditioner.Brother Derek, who won this year's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on his way to back-to-back fourth-place finishes in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), finished fourth as the 2-5 favorite in the Sept. 2 El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar. Hendricks said that despite his uncharacteristic performance last out, the goal for the California-bred remains the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) – Powered by Dodge at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5."Everything's good to go," Hendricks said.