Notable Performers & Week In Review: 8/16- 8/21

All was quiet on the graded stakes front, but CTD NP and Futurity (G1) winner Jack’s In The Deck passed his first allowance test and we have an exciting maiden breaker who is a full brother to the 3rd favorite in last year’s Kentucky Derby…

Notable Performer

Sweet Swap
8/20/11 Del Mar Maiden Special Weight
Trainer: John Sadler
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Chart: Equibase
Video: YouTube
Beyer/BRIS Speed: 82/94
Articles: DRF

Sweet Swap lived up to his hype and favoritism on Saturday at Del Mar.  In his debut for trainer John Sadler, who also handled the colt’s full brother Sidney’s Candy before he was sold earlier this year, Sweet Swap was able to lead at every call in the 5 1/2 furlong maiden contest.  Essentially the first horse in the carousel, he was able to stretch his winning margin to almost 2 lengths.  The final time of 1:03.76 was just over a second slower than the track record set by his brother.

Sidney’s Candy was a serious contender on the 2010 Derby Trail when he won all of his California preps including the 9 furlong Santa Anita Derby.  Most of his major scores have come on synthetic or turf, but he is a graded winner on all three surfaces.  Sweet Swap's and Sidney’s Candy’s sire Candy Ride was also versatile by winning on both turf and dirt and at distances up to 10 furlongs.

Their dam was never a winner, but she was by the famous Storm Cat. It’s worth noting Storm Cat still ranks #2 on the current broodmare sire list, with 2011 Kentucky Derby favorite and 9 furlong winner Dialed In contributing to the those high earnings.

2YO Non-Graded Stakes Results:
8/20/11 Continental Mile (T)- MTH- Winner: Finale- chart
8/20/11 Louisiana Cup Juvenile- LAD- Winner: Top Cat Boogie- chart
8/21/11 Gold Rush Futurity- ARP- Winner: Chips All In- chart

CTD NP Results:
8/20/11 DEL- Allowance- Winner: Jack’s In The Deck- chart

8/17/11 Power World SAR- 5F- 1.01:14- B- 5/23 (Good)
8/18/11 Jake Mo LS- 5F- 1.01:60- B-1/11
8/18/11 Creative Cause DMR- 4F- 48:40- H- 14/50
8/18/11 Secret Circle DMR- 5F- 59:60- H- 4/38
8/19/11 Thursby FH- 5F- 1.02:00- B- 6/15
8/20/11 Team Six FH- 5F- 1.01:00- B- 8/43
8/20/11 Majestic City DMR- 6F- 1.14:80- H- 12/18
8/20/11 Canigotoo CD- 4F- 52:60- B- 27/27
8/21/11 Currency Swap MTH- 4F- 49:60- B-18/52
8/21/11 Mr. Style SAR- 4F- 49:03- B- 18/53
8/21/11 Laurie's Rocket SAR- 5F- B- 1.02:66- 8/12

Other News:

Top 2YO Speed Figures
Top winning 2yo BRIS figs last week: Voodoo Daddy - 102; Union Rags - 100; Sweet Swap - 94; Feels Like Flying - 92; Top Cat Boogie – 91

Winning 2yo Beyers last week: Voodoo Daddy - 90; Union Rags - 95; Sweet Swap - 82; Feels Like Flying - 72; Top Cat Boogie – 7

*Source: DerbyContenders Twitter

2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Scores and Odds
2012 Kentucky Derby: GoHorseBetting