Derby Radar: Curlin colt Amount impresses on debut for Pletcher

Derby Radar: Curlin colt Amount impresses on debut for Pletcher
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Amount, a Todd Pletcher-trained son of Curlin, was an impressive maiden winner on debut at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

After stumbling from the gate, Amount settled in fourth for much of the seven-furlong heat behind pacesetter Rabdan and another Pletcher trainee, Eamonn. Rabdan had the inside track, but Amount under Irad Ortiz Jr. came on the outside on the far turn to draw into contention.

Amount took the lead going into the stretch and widened it the rest of the way, earning a 5 3/4-length victory on the dirt. Eamonn faded and finished at the back of the nine-horse field.

Splits for the race were 23.37, 47.02 and 1:12.12. The winning time was 1:24.68 on a fast track.

Amount paid $5.20 as the 8/5 favorite.

Amound’s dam is Extent, by Pulpit, who previously foaled Iowa Stakes (G3) winner Size.

The colt, owned by Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable, was purchased for $110,000 July 2020 Ocala Breeders’ Sale.

Amount become one of several in Pletcher’s stable who might have the Kentucky Derby in their futures. Others included Never Surprised, who won the Central Park at Aqueduct and Likeable, who broke his maiden at Belmont by nine lengths before finishing 13th in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland on Nov. 6.

About the Derby Radar

Back for the 2021 Kentucky Derby trail, Horse Racing Nation's Derby Radar seeks to identify promising maiden, allowance and even stakes winners who could target points-paying preps down the line. We'll cover the buzz horses, of course, then using a systematic approach based on past years' Derby contenders identify other talented colts moving up the ladder.

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