Saturday’s El Camino Real Derby is the lone graded route in Northern California’s road to Kentucky Derby 2012 and Daddy Nose Best should offer a hint of value for Steve Asmussen.
#1 Daddy Nose Best (9-2) began his career splitting a
pair of subsequent stakes winners (Exfactor, Dullahan) in a Churchill
dirt sprint. He disappointed second time out but started to hit his best
stride with added ground on the turf. Asmussen won this with Silver
Medallion last year and that one also exited Santa Anita’s grassy Eddie
Logan Stakes. Leparoux strings along and he shows five works for this.