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2010 Swale (G2)

Date/Track:
3/20/2010, Gulfstream Park
Distance:
7 f (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:21.98

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Swale (G2)...

Performance of the week was turned in by D'Funnybone, but he is not being considered for the Kentucky Derby. The Rick Dutrow trainee is a terror around one turn, and he captured the G2 Swale in easy fashion. He has now captured four graded sprints, and the G3 Withers (April 24th) at the Big A might ...Read More
SWALE Stakes Quotes Rick Dutrow (D’Funnybone) – “He ran like I thought he would. It looked like he was pretty much in control all the way. My first choice for him next would be the Withers (Apr. 24 at Aqueduct), a one-turn mile, then see where we are.”   Edgar Prado (jockey, D’ Funnybone, 1st) ...Read More
Boy, talk about a 2010 Kentucky Derby bettors dream come true. A horse that really loves conventional dirt, and knows how to win on it. D'Funnybone, IMO, just keeps improving race by race. He ran an outstanding 2nd in July in the Frank Gomez Stakes at Calder Race Course, just nipped at the wire by a flying Jackson Bend, during the period that Jackson Bend swept the 3-race Florida Stallion Series and was unbeatable at Calder. Then, he went to Santa Anita, where he clearly didn't like the synthetic main track there, finishing last of 13 in the B.C. Juvenile. But since coming back east, D'Funnybone has now, after today's win, won 4 different Stakes over 3 different conventional dirt tracks. Winning the Hutcheson and today's Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He won the Saratoga Special at Saratoga Racecourse, and he also won the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park. He really does look like an improving colt. That's a pretty nice resume' to be carrying with you into Churchill Downs in May. What I think is terrific about D'Funnybone is that one may still get him at a little bit of a price in the Kentucky Derby, with other 3yr.old colt's like Eskendereya, Lookin At Lucky, Rule, and Awesome Act carrying bigger reputations than D'Funnybone. He's not my top pick, but I'll probably certainly use him on an Across The Board ticket in the Kentucky Derby.
If there was any doubt about D' Funnybone being the top 3-year-old sprinter in the nation, those questions were answered emphatically on March 20.Racing for Paul Pompa Jr., D’ Funnybone outfought a couple horses for the lead going into the turn, opened up a commanding lead in the stretch, and held o...Read More
If D'Funnybone comes out of the Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park this weekend with a win, that will more than convince me to use him with at least an "Across The Board" ticket in the 2010 Kentucky Derby for two reasons: 1. It would be his 4th Stakes victory at three different racetracks over conventional dirt, since finishing last of 13 on synthetics in the Breeders Cup Juvenile in November. 2. With several other "Big Name" competitors drawing most of the press attention right now, D'Funnybone may possibly go off at a little better of a price than, say, horses like Lookin At Lucky, Eskendereya, Rule, and Awesome Act. But it's hard to overlook having already won the Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Saratoga Special at Saratoga racetrack, and The Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park. All three win's, D'Funnybone looked quite impressive to me in. TJMO.
Paul Pompa, Jr.’s D’Funnybone won the Hutcheson Stakes (G2) on Feb. 20 as the favorite in his 3-year-old debut and will be the horse to beat in the Swale Stakes (G2) Saturday over the same seven-furlong track and distance with regular rider Edgar Prado in the saddle for trainer Rick Dutrow. D’Funny...Read More
  • Medlocke · He may have run a terrible race on synthetics in the 2009 Breeders Cup Juvenile, but D'Funnybone, IMO, certainly deserves some respect, and consideration as a legitimate 2010 Kentucky Derby contender having won 3 different Stakes races over 3 different dirt tracks. That leads me to believe the dirt at Churchill Downs shouldn't be a problem for him to handle either, it's only the distance that's in question. But frankly, the 1-1/4 question is a legitimate question for all of the potential Derby contenders. As of now, D'Funnybone has wins in the Saratoga Special at Saratoga racetrack, the Hutchenson Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and the Belmont Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park. He'll likely be considered the favorite for the Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park this weekend. If D'Funnybone walks away a winner from the Swale Stakes, that would put him on quite a nice role going into the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. And with so many other "big name" colt's getting all the glory right now, might make D'Funnybone go off at a little bit of a price. Which, IMO, with a win in the Swale Stakes would make him an excellent ATB bet for the Kentucky Derby. JMO. · 1573 days ago ·
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For some owners, the temptation of rushing a horse just to get to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) is too much to pass up. Not if you’re Paul Pompa Jr. “I’ve been fortunate enough to win the Derby with a horse that I purchased as a 2-year-old and I enjoyed that very much,” Pompa said, referring to Bi...Read More

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