Santiva is a real sleeper in the Derby. I think he has a legitimate shot. Given the likely pace scenario he could be there to pick up the pieces and make history. His pedigree says the distance will play to his favor. Bad trip in the Bluegrass should not be held against him. I look for a finish on the board and if the cards play out he might shock the world!
This one looks like a stronger than anticipated field and a number of scenarios are possible. I like the trending on Machen, but still some significant questions about his competition to date. RR showed himself well in the BC Juv., and Santiva out battled Astrology in the Jockey Club. I look for one of these 3 to take a big step toward the Derby. I like Mike Smith on Santiva and look for a late move to overtake an overzealous Machen.
I am interested in Elite Sqadron..a most impressive appearance and a versatile sire. Appears he had some nice mares and I like the chances of his product raising some eyebrows!
Looking for a big performance out of Santiva on 11/27 in the Jockey Club. Astrology will be the favorite, but I like what Santiva has shown to date. This is his opportunity to validate his position as a legitimate Derby contender. Look for a big run and more good things to follow.
Eyecatching strong close in last appearance! Look for him to show up at Keeneland and make a big splash. Tons of talent and poised to garner attention.
One to watch. First time out recovered from a stumbling start to finish 3rd versus Wine Police who ran a monster race. Great pedigree, great works, and a huge upside.
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