Post by tenfurlongs on Mar 22, 2022 11:19:12 GMT -5
Azure Coast was very impressive winning the UAE 2000 Guineas last month. He won his prep first time over the track in similar fashion, beating Withering, which had the race won with an inside trip until Azure Coast improbably ran him down late. Withering came back to win the Al Bastakiya Trial over C&D, then ran second to Quality Boone in the Al Bastakiya (Listed). Both of those two re-oppose in the Derby.
His pedigree is pretty outstanding as well, damside is a wonderful old Emory A. Hamilton/King Ranch lineage, including Too Chic, Chic Shirine & Hungry Island. He is also a very big colt, look at him versus the other 3yos in the replays, he towers over them. 9.5F is my only question for him, but he has every right based on pedigree.