Who: Thoroughbreds Ė (key horse)
What: Horse Racing Betting Tips Ė The Grade 3 $800,000 Sunland Park Derby
Where: Sunland Park
When: Sunday, March 25th
If someone told me several years ago that the 9-furlong Sunland Park Derby would become not only an interesting prep, but a powerful one the last few years, I would have gone to the ATM to initiate a wager but those online betting
enthusiasts that dare to dream will shoot for some big cash in New Mexico this weekend.
But remember, it was just a short 3 years ago that Mine That Bird didnít get a good trip in the Sunland Park Derby when 4th, but shocked just over a month later blowing away Kentucky Derby
rivals with a 105 Beyer at a juicy 50-1.
This race is a nice event to pick off some needed Graded earnings because if runners canít get the proper amount in the bankroll, they will not be eligible for the Derby gate at Churchill.
The runner had used the Borderline Derby a preview before his New Mexico finale. Last year Twice the Appeal was coming off a second in the Turf Paradise Derby before winning at Sunland at 25-1 with a 89 Beyer when timed in 1:50.91.
This year, a short and sweet cast of 8 will be looking for enough Graded earnings to get to the Big Dance in May.
Bob Baffert sends Castaway to New Mexico off a win in a division of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes. This runner figures to adore the real estate as he is by Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense. It took this guy time to figure it out, but he appears to be growing into his skin as he shoots for his third straight win.
Baffert also saddles Stirred Up and he was giddy about the runnerís work on Monday when he went 1:12 1/5. This guy is fresh and dangerous.
Classic television fans have a vehicle in Daddy Nose Best, who took the Grade 3 El Camino Real Stakes at Golden Gate. Daddy would have plenty of added cash in the online sportsbook
pocket even if he just runs second. Nose Best has to prove he can win on conventional dirt.
Ender Knievel just broke his maiden but the fact that Todd Pletcher ships him across the country is noteworthy. The blood is there on the bottom side as his dam won several races routing and banked over $500,000.
Isnít He Clever won the local prep for this race with his Borderline victory. By Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones, Clever needs every dollar he can earn if the hopes are to continue. The concern here is that this runner failed in his most important task in the Lewis at Santa Anita.
Longview Drive needs a turn around after a dull try in the Southwest. This Jerry Hollendorfer charge has won at outposts like Fresno, Santa Rosa and Pleasanton and could be in culture shock if the gets to Kentucky.
No Spin will give the talking heads something to sprout about this weekend. Spin was freezing on the tote last time and figures to be an ice cube again.
Tequila Factor has never won on conventional dirt and he ran horrible in the other starts at Sunland.
Justanoldsong was rushed into the stakes last time and ran poorly. He has his work cut out.
Look for the race to unfold like this; Castaway, Ender Knievel and Isnít He Clever figure to be forwardly placed pushing the issue. At the top of the lane, Castaway will have put away the other speed and Daddy Nose Best will be picking up steam.
From the taxing pace, Castaway will wilt and Daddy will get the money.
Good luck with your sports bet action.