American Farrow, American Farrell, Saratoga discussed on Daily Racing Form
I think it's a good time to to check in with this year's competitive class of freshman sires and talk about some things we've learned about them so far on the race track Saturday's Belmont Card provides is an opportunity to do so with three maiden special weights for juvenile's early on the program. We'll start looking at the fifth race for fillies going a mile silence sixteenths on the turf. Now there are three entries Saturday at Belmont by triple crown winner American Farrow who has emerged as this year's leading freshman sire. You're in this race features. The one I think is the most likely to win on Saturday increasing CHESA Caroliina now. It's no surprise that American Farrell has has sired precocious two year olds. He himself was a champion two year old by sire represented by another champion two year old. It's no surprise that American Pharaohs runners have have already scored multiple wins around two turns now what has surprised some people is the way the American heroes have run on the turf particularly in a Europe where he's already had multiple group stakes performers but it really didn't surprise me when you consider that American Pharaoh was a grade one winner on synthetic turf and synthetic winner and pioneer of the Nile who has good turf runners like midnight storm American Farrell had the potential to be a bit of a hidden Turf Siren his own right in additionally as we've analyzed the pedigrees of his runners to date. I think he's throwing a little bit to the propensities of whatever mayors I he's paired with that comes into play with his three runners on Saturday so looking closer at princess that Carolina she's a half sister to this eclipse eclipse award champion the brilliant and brave lady. Eli Who of course was a stellar juvenile in her own right at these distances now how her half sister is trained by Chad Brown who also conditioned lady Eli of course do you think this philly will want to go to turns on the turf is a juvenile. I think think all the signs add up now. We'll also take a peek at the days six threes which is run under different conditions. It's springtime dirt because this race includes two American Pharaohs in handicapping. This gets a bullet. How a stallion is early on seeming to throw to the preferences of the mayor? He's paired with now certainly American Farrow who did his best work under can and has sired dearth dirt winners along with his turf standouts Joel Stone though is out of graded winner who excelled on the turf and combine that with trainer should mcgahey reputation reputation for giving young horses time and I think this one is just in here to get his feet wet now contrast that with American Perros other starter in the field toward the outside outside mandatory. He's a half sister to this. Mare multiple grade one winner. I'm a chatterbox who loved the dirt as you see here. Mandatory might still want to longer than this sprint distance but I'm banking on him being the one to run better in this spot now. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention inch in this spot also includes son of competitive edge American Pharaohs Barn made and fellow freshman at Ashford Stud. His entered in this race is trash talker now no surprise that competitive edge won the grade one hopeful himself has come out firing with his juvenile to really seem should more suited to the shorter distances than some of his fellow freshman. That's helped him got off to a good start early. He's had five black type juvenile's today and a a few preparing to step up to the level. I don't know that their horses who will train on the distances get longer but right now in these spots the red hot and you can't ignore or them earlier on the card you'll get to see another son of competitive edge dangerous add in this second race another maiden special dirt sprint this race features for other runners by freshman sires unrelenting force second on debut at Saratoga is by Carpe Diem who was a grade one winner at two and three. I expect him to have nice fall. Two Year olds I think about now is one will start getting the middle distances that need to be really successful. daredevil stands alongside Carpe Diem at Winstar. Has It gave you starter in here in Hell Bender daredevil another one of those light competitive edge wjr who was a grade one winner around one turn as juvenile and I think that this one is another one who might be a hidden turf sire being by more than ready in the other two representatives for freshmen in here are are troubadour by palace malice in something to tell you by Honor Code. I thought both these horses verses would have later developing juvenile's and if you're paying attention they've begun lighting up in the last couple of weeks runners by Honor Code that champion son of a p Indy the should relish distance and he's had a couple of late charging winners recently palace malice meanwhile another one who's developing into a hidden turf sire as the son of Kirwin and grandson of smart strike recently had a stakes winner at Saratoga the turf going to turns which is another thing that I expected from this horse so obviously there's a lot to unpack in this talented freshman class with all those names of outstanding racehorses that you definitely recognize. We'll we'll continue to analyze all the pertinent developments here with you. Help you with your handicapping. At out of the gate. Especially as the Breeders Cup continues to draw closer for now. We'll turn our attention back to the weekend action with a closer look at Santa Anita's great ones after this commercial break is.