Goldencents continues to make inroads on the Kentucky Derby 2013
trail. He followed up a sharp wire job in the Delta Jackpot with a
solid stalk and pounce victory in the one mile Sham Stakes at Santa
Anita Park on January 6.
Bob Baffert trainee Manando carved out the Sham splits
with Goldencents parked to his outside. Kevin Krigger pulled the trigger
on Doug O’Neill’s charge in the lane and he came home 1-1/2 lengths to
the good, earning a rock solid 93 BSF.
Den’s Legacy saved all the ground under Gomez and caught Manando for the place, giving Baffert a 2-3 finish.
Goldencents reminds me of Tapizar and figures to be effective up to a
mile and a sixteenth. He has done everything asked of him and owns
dangerous early-pressing speed. I will keep an open mind in regards to
getting ten panels on the first Saturday in May, but at this point I
have my doubts.