Gomez’s agent wouldn’t trade places with The Factor// Astrology going to Sunland Derby// Louisiana Derby coming up light...

Garret Gomez’s colorful agent Ron Anderson makes some bold statements on Sway Away vs. The Factor in the upcoming Rebel Stakes. He says The Factor “is not going to outrun” him, which I actually tend to agree.  The Daily Racing Form claims Sway Away could be on the pace based on his June 2010 maiden, which doesn’t really hold up considering he’s been off of it his last two races// Speaking of the Rebel, it’s worth noting Dreaminforthewin has been battling a quarter crack// We have what seems to be a definite destination for Astrology: The Sunland Derby March 26. That leaves only 3 weeks between his next possible prep and then another 4 weeks for the Derby.  Many think that’s too tight, especially coming off a long layoff// Gomez gets the mount on To Honor and Serve which makes sense considering Johnny Velazquez has Mo duties // Steve Crist says don’t worry about Uncle Mo’s low Beyer from the Timely Writer// Norman Asbjornson, 2nd place in the Gotham, is headed to the Wood Memorial and gets a late Triple Crown nomination//For more in-depth reporting on the connections of Premier Pegasus be sure to check out the two part article from Stride Live// // More fallout on the sale of Sweet Ducky to controversial Chechan President.  The original owners are claiming they had no clue.

3/19 Gulfstream Allowance (including CTD contender Cal Nation as well as Dance City and Bowman’s Causeway)

·       Oaklawn and Rebel Barn Notes- 3/16 (Oaklawn Barn Notes)
·       The Factor brings Baffert back to Oaklawn (Thoroughbred Times)
·       Court, Fires like what they see [Archarcharch] (Downey Profile)
·       Astrology to begin year in Sunland Derby (Thoroughbred Times)
·       Cal Nation headlines Gulfstream allowance (Horseracing Nation)
·       Steve Crist- Uncle Mo’s Mile (DRF Blog)
·       Watch Me Go enters Derby watch (Bloodhorse)
·       Derby Diary: on the road with Soldat (Thoroughbred Times)
·       Part 1: Who is Myung Kwon Cho? (Stride Live)
·       Village People find their Macho Man (Bloodhorse)
·       Sweet Ducky to Russia with love and loathing (Zipse at the Derby)


·       Smoke It Right: OP- 5F- 1.04:40- B- 22/25

·       Michael Veitch’s top 10  (Saratogian)
·       Marc Doche’s top 10 (bleacher report)


Louisiana Derby Probables: Mucho Macho Man, Machen, Wilkinson, Left, Majestic Harbor. Possibles:  Duca or Quiet Assault, Nacho Business, Nacho Saint, Truman’s Commander (via Brisnet)

Late #TripleCrownnom Norman Asbjornson is named for the pres. & CEO of AAON, who is a friend of owners McClay & Nye. Wood Memorial next (Jeff Lowe Twitter)

“Anderson said he can hear in Mott's voice that he's still very excited about the horse [To Honor and Serve].  Also said he wouldn't trade Sway Away for The Factor”  (Jeff Lowe Twitter)

“Uncle Mo got a pace adjusted 4 on the Sheets, according to our Ragozin guru Ehalt. That's money” (Jeff Lowe Twitter)