Maybe the Practical Jokes. Multiple G1 winner. They were a hit the last two years at auction and his 2yo's are running well this year. And he only finished 3/4L behind Classic Empire in the 2017 Derby. Will they stretch out next year?
from the Tgraph stats overall (all 2 yo) 39 runners have made 86 starts. 9 wins (10%) 25 itm (29%). dirt 32 runners have made 59 starts. 8 wins (14%) 23 itm (39%). less than a mile 39 runners have made 81 starts. 9 wins (11%) 23 itm (28%) over a mile 3 runners have made 5 starts. 0 wins (0%) 2 itm (40%)
What is interesting is the in the really small sample of a mile+ the average thorograph fig is 4.75 points better
would think if that holds up he will get his first mile+ winner today with Dia De Sol in the 8th at Parx.
I've been off this forum for a few years.Used to enjoy following the Derby Trail. there used to be several indicators to look for in a Derby horse like DQ, dosage, ran/won race at 2yr, etc. are there any indicators now that anyone would be willing to share? TY
Abe, I think the new points system kind of made a lot of the old indicators like the ones you mentioned obsolete. Maybe the portion of the DQ idea where a horse had to be a solid 2 yo is still important, but we have seen horses with no 2 yo starts win now too. kind of turned into a lot more form-full race with all the horses who got earnings in 2yo sprint races filtered out.