Thursday, March 26, 2009
One of the horses I have been keeping an eye on (and foolishly made a pool #1 future wager on at 48-1) is Big Drama. He unfortunately went off the Derby trail right as Pool #2 was released (he was scratched before the pool opened i believe) due to a bone bruise that required minor surgery that occurred prior to the Holy Bull Stakes. Well, he's back already returning in the 7 furlong Swale Stakes (G2) this weekend on the Florida Derby undercard. That's good news.
The Thoroughbred Times reports that trainer David Fawkes said Drama could start in “possibly one of the Triple Crown races” which is even better news. The Swale will feature Dutrow speedball This One's for Phil and Nick Zito's Brave Victory, both of whom should be solid tests for Drama. The layoff certainly won't make Drama the favorite here, but he's 5 for 6 and the Montbrook colt has won at both sprint and route distances during his 2yo campaign. I look forward to seeing how he does in this one and hoping he can get to the third Saturday in May.
On the Not Paying Attention to Details front, I totally missed the R2R contest supplemental draft and I'll be paying for it this weekend without some of the main horses going in the Florida Derby. Oh well, that gives me 5 horses to go with in the next draft slated for early April. I thought I had a throw away in my stable in Square Eddie, but there seems to be a glimmer of hope that he may be in the gate on 02May at CD, regardless if he preps in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes on April 18th.