Monday, October 8, 2018

From foal to finish line™: Dixiana Bourbon Stakes Winner Current Adds To List Of Graded Stakes Winners


Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® Software Tabs 2017 Keeneland Yearling Sale Graded Stakes, Stakes Winners, Placers

By Calvin L. Carter and Dallas Carter
©2018 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.

The Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® continues to show its prowess as a sales analytical tool with the results of this past weekend’s national and international stakes races.
CURRENT, a chestnut colt by Curlin out of Crosswinds by Storm Cat raced at the back early in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (G3) and made a powerful stretch drive, 5½ lengths off the leader War of Will, to get up at the wire and win by a nose. Current paid $11.80 for the win, $5.40 for place and $3.80 to show. Here’s the video of the race:


"He's been training very professionally," said trainer Todd Pletcher's assistant, Ginny DePasquale, in a Blood-Horse news story. "We've really thought a lot of this horse. Todd thought he had a good future, so he sent him here and, of course, he was right. We're really happy about today."
Current was a yearling (Hip 1149) at the 2017 Keeneland September sale that was profiled by Classic Champion Thoroughbreds, LLC. In addition, we also profiled from that 2017 Keeneland sales list colts that are graded stakes and stakes placers.
STANDARD DEVIATION, a bay colt by Curlin out of False Impression by A.P. Indy, was a yearling (Hip 1630) we profiled and he finished third in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1). Here the video of that race:



Standard Deviation raced at the back early, 10½ lengths off the lead, and made up a lot ground in the stretch to get up for third-place.
AURELIUS MAXIMUS, a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of La Reina by A.P. Indy, is another yearling (Hip 415) we profiled and he just missed finishing third by a nose in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. We look for him to improve on that effort as the races get longer.
IL PARADISO, a chestnut colt by Galileo out of Famous by Danehill Dancer, was a yearling (Hip 201) we profiled at the 2017 Keeneland Yearling Sale and he finished second just 1½ lengths shy of vicory in the British EBF Crown At Stowupland Novice Stakes at the Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk, England. Here’s the video of that race.
We also profiled SEMOUM, a bay colt by Bernardini out of No Curfew by Curlin,  as a yearling (Hip 558) and on June 21 he won the Snooty Frox Ebf Novice Stakes at Ripon Racecourse.

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The ability to know the potential of a horse before he goes to the breeding shed, sales ring or race track is of utmost importance.
In 2015, we debuted our Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® software as a racing, handicapping analytical tool for Kentucky Derby 141. Our analysis showed that AMERICAN PHAROAH (1st), DORTMUND (3rd), FROSTED (4th), and DANZIG MOON (5th) had the potential to be a classic champion.
In 2016, we debuted our Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® software as a sales analytical tool at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Of 2,334 yearling colts, we profiled 101 colts that had an A or A+ grade ranking and from that sales list we now have 13 horses from that sales list that are either winners or placers in graded stakes and stakes races: five are graded stakes winners, four are graded or group-placed, one horse is a stakes winner and three others are stakes-placed. Also, four horses from our sales list ran in the 2018 Kentucky Derby:
Eclipse Champion Two Year Old Colt, GOOD MAGIC (Hip 845), winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2)VINO ROSSO (Hip 528), winner of the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2)FREE DROP BILLY (Hip 104), winner of the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1), and the multiple graded-stakes placed SOLOMINI (Hip 662).
Good Magic finished a respectable second in the Derby just 21/2 lengths shy of victory to the talented Justify.
In addition, we also have from that 2016 Keeneland sales list Matt Winn Stakes (G3) winner KING ZACHARY (Hip 956) and ARCHAGGELOS (Hip 2138), winner of the Grey Stakes (G3)HOLLYWOOD STAR (Hip 395) is a multiple graded stakes-placed colt. Graded stakes-placed colts are MISSISSIPPI (Hip 888) and COAT OF ARMS (IRE), (Hip 446), a Group-placed colt in Ireland.
GUNNISON (Hip 474) is a stakes winner and WENTZ (Hip 1029) is a multiple stakes-placed colt. Other stakes-placed colts from our sales list are: STRONGER (Hip 4154) and TIGERBEACH (Hip 2001).
CANADIAN GAME (Hip 293) is a stakes-placed colt from our Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale list giving us an overall total of 14 horses from the 2016 sales that are either winners or placers in graded stakes and stakes races.
The empirical data gathered by the robust power of the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® software easily shows which horses have the potential to be quality stakes winners or classic champions.
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Champagne Stakes Racing Roundup


©2018 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby presents two marquee races this Saturday beginning with the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1) at Keeneland Racecourse and wrapping up with the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park.
Let’s look at the 146th running of the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) where COMPLEXITY heads a herd of 10 runners as the 5-2 morning line favorite. Post time is 5:35 p.m. ET.
Complexity is stepping up in class and he comes into this race off a maiden debut win for trainer Chad Brown. Here’s the video and chart call of that race:

 COMPLEXITY broke in and a step slow, moved up near the inside to take the lead, controlled the action in the two path near the turn, was asked approaching the quarter pole, extended the advantage under a strong hand ride in upper stretch, was put to a right-handed whip near the furlong marker, drew away under the whip into the final sixteenth then was placed under a hand ride to the wire while much the best.

Complexity looked good leading from gate to wire to win his maiden debut by an easy 4¼ lengths.
Maclean’s Music, the sire of Complexity, was an exceptionally fast colt that, in his one and only career start, recorded a 114 Beyer Speed Figure – “The highest debut Beyer since the advent of Beyer Speed Figures.” To see his debut race, click here.
Currently, Maclean’s Music stands stud for $25,000 at Hill ‘n Dale farm and he’s the sire of Classic Champion Thoroughbred Cloud Computing (2017 Preakness Stakes), California Music (G2W), Wicked Lick (G2PL), Rockshaw, Swing and Sway, and Made Me Shiver.
Complexity has a D Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® ranking, but his Behavior Index could potentially make him competitive in this race.
AURELIUS MAXIMUS (6-1) is also trained by Chad Brown and he comes into this race with a 1-0-1 record in two starts including a nice maiden win last out at Belmont Park. Here’s the video and chart call of that race:

AURELIUS MAXIMUS away forwardly placed, prompted the pacesetter two to three wide, whittled away at the deficit after stepping onto the turn, taking charge at the midway point, got cued up in the general of the three-sixteenths marker, scampered away before getting wrapped up in the final seventy yards.

Aurelius Maximus cruised to an easy 7¾ length victory over a sloppy track with jockey Joel Rosario effortlessly riding “High, Wide and Handsome” (Tex Ritter).
Pioneerof the Nile, the sire of Aurelius Maximus, was a pretty good middle-distance runner and multiple graded-stakes winner that compiled a 2-0-1 record as a two-year-old including a win in the CashCall Futurity (G1) and a third-place finish in the Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (G1).
As a three-year-old, Pioneerof the Nile was 3-0-1 in five starts with wins in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2), San Felipe Stakes (G2) and Santa Anita Derby (G1) in route to a second-place finish in the 2009 Kentucky Derby (G1).
As a stallion, his best runners to date on the Kentucky Derby Trail include Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Classic Empire and Cairo Prince.
With an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, Aurelius Maximus is the best-bred colt in this herd and he was a yearling (Hip 415) we profiled at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Undefeated in two starts, CALL PAUL (4-1) comes into this race off a win in the Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) for trainer John Servis. Here’s the video and chart call of that race:

CALL PAUL got bumped at the start by MEADE who broke inwards twice and in turn bumped very lightly with SPINOFF, vied inside a pair early on from the two path until taking sole command five furlongs from home, briefly held a safe advantage until TIGHT TEN latched on to the outside once more half a mile from home as SPINOFF backed away, came under light coaxing tucked inside through the turn, spun just off the inside for home roused for the stretch drive, got bumped off stride as TIGHT TEN lugged in at the three sixteenths, came under a near sided stick brushing with that rival a furlong from home, dug in gamely through to the finish coming very slightly outwards to brush his main danger a sixteenth from home and prevailed safely on the wire drifting very slightly being shown a near sided stick in the last jumps.

Call Paul showed a lot of grit in his stretch duel with Tight Ten to prevail by one length at the wire.
Friesan Fire, the sire of Call Paul, was a multiple graded-stakes winner that compiled a 5-1-3 record in 18 starts with $679,356 in career earnings.
As a two-year-old, Friesan Fire was 1-1-1 in four starts with a third-place finish in the 7-furlong Futurity Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park.
At the age of three, Friesan Fire set the Derby trail ablaze at the Fair Grounds with wins in the LeComte Stakes (G3), Risen Star Stakes (G3) and Louisiana Derby (G2) en route to an eighteenth-place finish in the Kentucky Deby (G1).
As a four-year-old, Friesan Fire won the Louisiana Handicap.
Call Paul has an A Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® and I look for him to run a good race.
TROPHY CHASER (10-1) ships in from Florida for trainer Juan Avila and he comes into this race with a with a 1-1-0 record in two starts. Here’s the video and chart call of his last:

TROPHY CHASER broke well, sat in tracking mode just off the leader, collared MONEY COME at the three eighths pole, steadily widened advantage then shook reins and opened up entering the stretch, hustled up and shown the whip, left the field behind, sharp time and powerful performance.

Trophy Chaser earned his spot in the winner’s circle, breaking his maiden in easy fashion, demolishing this herd by an impressive 15 lengths.
Twirling Candy, the sire of Trophy Chaser, was a multiple graded stakes winner that was competitive in sprint and route races up to nine furlongs. During his racing career, he compiled a 7-1-1 record in 11 starts with $944,900 in career earnings.
On November 29, 2009, Twirling Candy won his first and only start as a two-year-old in a seven-furlong sprint at Hollywood Park. As a three-year-old, he returned to racing in May and during that year he compiled a 4-0-0 record in five starts including wins in the Oceanside Stakes, Del Mar Derby (G2) and Malibu Stakes (G1).
At the age of four, Twirling Candy was 2-1-1 in five starts including wins in the Strub Stakes (G2) and Californian Stakes (G2).
Trophy Chaser has a D Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, but his Behavior Index could potentially make him competitive in this race. A recent bullet workout could have him ready to run another good race.
Honorable mention goes to Code of Honor (6-1) and Endorsed (7-2). Code of Honor has an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® and he’s the second-best bred colt in his race. However, he’ll need to take another step forward to earn graded stakes honors.
Endorsed has a B Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® and he’ll need to take another step forward.


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A total of 35 races comprise the Road to the Kentucky Derby. In addition, there are seven races on the European road to the Kentucky Derby and there three races on the Japan road to Derby glory.


2018/2019 KENTUCKY DERBY LEADERBOARD

Ranking, total points, Trainer, Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings
1. Game Winner, 10, Bob Baffert, $360,000
2. Cairo Cat, 10, Ken McPeek, $86,490
3. Tight Ten, 4, Steve Asmussen, $67,900
4. Gunmetal Gray, 4, Jerry Hollendorfer, $60,000
5. Rowayton, 2, Jerry Hollendorfer, $96,000
6. Pole Sitter, 2, Brad Cox, $17,950
7. Tobacco Road, 1, Steve Asmussen, $51,150
8. Jefe, 1, Keith Desormeaux, $18,000

EUROPEAN ROAD LEADERBOARD

Ranking, total points, Trainer
1. Mohawk (IRE), 10, Aidan O’Brien
2. Japan, 10, Aidan O’Brien
3. Sydney Opera House (GB), 4, Aidan O’Brien
4. Mount Everest (IRE), 4, Aiden O’Brien
5. Cape of Good Hope (IRE), 2, Aidan O’Brien
6. Power of Now (IRE), 2, M. O’Callaghan
7. Sovereign (IRE), 1, Aiden O’Brien
8. Victory Command, (IRE), 1, Mark Johnston

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Racing Roundup


©2018 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby features two marquee races this Saturday beginning with the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1) at Keeneland Racecourse and wrapping up with the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park.
Let’s look at the 105th running of the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1) where MIND CONTROL heads a herd of 14 runners as the lukewarm 7-2 morning line favorite. Post time is 5:14 p.m. ET.
Mind Control comes into this race with a 2-1-0 record in three starts for trainer Gregory Sacco including a narrow in in the Hopeful Stakes (G1). Here’s the video and chart call of that race:

MIND CONTROL coaxed from the gate, ranged up to lock on and duel from the two lath with NITROUS with six furlongs to go, knocked heads in hand with that rival down the backstretch and through the far turn coming under coaxing at the five sixteenths just prior to getting joined by MUCHO nearing the quarter pole stacked outside in the three path, cornered just off the inside for home, edged away under a drive to the eighth pole, then held safe to the finish to prevail kept to task.

Mind Control valiantly dueled with Mucho in the stretch drive to prevail by a narrow three-quarters of a length.
Stay Thirsty, the sire of Mind Control, was a multiple graded-stakes winner who compiled a 5-5-1 record in 17 starts with $1,936,000 in career earnings.
In four starts as a two-year-old, Stay Thirsty compiled a 1-2-0 record with a win in the Hopeful Stakes.
As a three-year-old, Stay Thirsty compiled a 3-1-1 record in eight starts and his most notable wins were in the Gotham Stakes (G3), Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) and Travers Stakes (G1). He also finished third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1).
Stay Thirsty was 1-2-0 in five starts as a four-year-old and his only stakes win was in the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1). He also finished second in the Vanlandingham Stakes and the TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).
A recent bullet work could have Mind Control ready to run a good race. His Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® ranking is a B, but his Behavior Index could potentially make him competitive in this race.
STANDARD DEVIATION (10-1) is stepping up in class and he comes into this race off a maiden win at Saratoga for trainer Chad Brown. Here’s the video and chart call of that race:

STANDARD DEVIATION five paths off the inside in pursuit from mid-pack down the backstretch, tucked to the three path half a mile from home beginning to steadily advance, came under coaxing at the three-eighths, got floated five wide in upper stretch as MY AMERICA went for wide for home just to the inside, rallied to collar the leader just inside the eighth pole, then edged away through to the finish kept to task.

Standard Deviation looked good running about 3½ lengths off the pace then pulled away on the far turn to easily win his maiden debut by 2¾ lengths.
Curlin, the sire of Standard Deviation, was an outstanding racehorse that compiled an 11-2-2 record in 16 career starts with $10,501,800 in career earnings.
Curlin did not start as a two-year-old. But, at the age of three, Curlin was 6-1-2 in nine starts with $5,102,800 in earnings including wins in the Rebel Stakes (G3) and Arkansas Derby (G2) en route to a third-place finish in the 2007 Kentucky Derby (G1). He went on to win the Preakness Stakes (G1) and he finished second in the Belmont Stakes (G1).
Other important stakes wins include the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), twice, Dubai World Cup (G1), Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), Woodward Stakes (G1), and the UAE Jaguar Trophy Handicap.
In six crops as a stallion, Curlin has sired the 2013 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Palace Malice and the 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator. In addition, Curlin produced the classic-placed runners Good Magic (second, 2018 Kentucky Derby), Tenfold (third, 2018 Preakness), Ride On Curlin (second, 2014 Preakness), Keen Ice (third, 2015 Belmont) and Irish War Cry (second, 2017 Belmont).
With an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, Standard Deviation is the best-bred colt in this herd and he was a yearling (Hip 1630) we profiled at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
DREAM MAKER (5-1) comes into this race with a 1-0-0 record in two starts for trainer Mark Casse including a fifth-place finish in the Hopeful Stakes (G1). Here’s the video and chart call of that race:

DREAM MAKER three wide and in pursuit from near the rear, strode greenly along displaying high action at times facing kickback, tucked to the two path into the turn before getting out three then four wide near the three eighths and came under coaxing at that station, swung four to five wide for home and offered no response.

In just his second start, Dream Maker showed his immaturity but finished a respectable fifth 4¾ lengths off the mark.
Tapit, the sire of Dream Maker, was a multiple graded stakes winner that compiled a 3-0-0 record in six starts with $557,300 in career earnings.
As a two-year-old, Tapit was undefeated in two starts including a win in the Laurel Futurity (G3).  Tapit was troubled by a lung infection for much of his three-year-old season but he did win the nine-furlong Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) in route to a ninth-place finish in the 2004 Kentucky Derby.
At stud, Tapit has sired numerous graded stakes winners including the Belmont Stakes (G1) champions Tapwrit (2017), Creator (2016) and Tonalist (2014).
With an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, Dream Maker is the second-best bred colt in this herd and he has the breeding to be competitive. However, to earn graded stakes honors, he’ll need to improve his game.
The stretch out in distance and a recent bullet work out could have Dream Maker ready to run a good race.
SOMBEYAY (5-1) comes into this race with a 2-1-0 record in four starts for trainer Todd Pletcher including a fourth-place finish in the Hopeful Stakes (G1). Here’s the video and chart call of that race:

SOMBEYAY lightly coaxed along chasing two to three wide from mid pack, got set down three wide at the quarter pole, shied out under a near sided stick nearing the eighth pole and kept on to secure the last major share.

Somebeyay was never really a threat but he finished a respectable fourth just 3½ lengths shy of victory.
Into Mischief, the sire of Sombeyay, was a precocious colt and multiple graded stakes winner that compiled a 3-3-0 record in six starts with $597,080 in career earnings.
As a two-year-old, Into Mischief easily won his maiden debut by 2½ lengths at Santa Anita Park on October 21, 2007. He went on to finish second in the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (G3) and followed that with a win in the 8½-furlong CashCall Futurity (G1). His finish time of 1:40.82 was just a few ticks off of the record time of 1:40.74 set by Afternoon Deelites and the second fastest time of 1:40.78 set by Valiant Nature.
In his debut as a three-year-old in February 2008, Into Mischief finished second to Georgie Boy in the San Vicente Stakes (G2). He came out of that race with an injury to his right-hind foot and he was taken off the Triple Crown Trail.
After an extended break, Into Mischief returned to racing in October winning the Damascus Stakes by two lengths. In December, Into Mischief finished his racing season with a second-place finish in the Malibu Stakes (G1).
Into Mischief’s best runners on the Kentucky Derby Trail have been Audible, Goldencents, Practical Joke, Vyjack and Vicar’s in Trouble. Goldencents won the Santa Anita Derby and finished 17th in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Practical Joke finished second in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) and fifth in the Derby. Vyjack finished third in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) and 18th in the Derby. Vicar’s in Trouble won the Louisiana Derby and finished 19th in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Harlan’s Holiday, the grandsire of Audible, won the Florida Derby (G1), Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Sombeyay has a low E Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, but his Behavior Index could potentially make him competitive in this race.
Honorable mention goes to the pair trained by Dale Romans, Moonster (10-1) and Mr. Ankeny (12-1).


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A total of 35 races comprise the Road to the Kentucky Derby. In addition, there are seven races on the European road to the Kentucky Derby and there three races on the Japan road to Derby glory.


2018/2019 KENTUCKY DERBY LEADERBOARD

Ranking, total points, Trainer
1. Cairo Cat, 10, Ken McPeek
2. Game Winner, 10, Bob Baffert
3. Tight Ten, 4, Steve Asmussen
4. Gunmetal Gray, 4, Jerry Hollendorfer
5. Pole Sitter, 2, Brad Cox
6. Rowayton, 2, Jerry Hollendorfer
7. Tobacco Road, 1, Steve Asmussen
8. Jefe, 1, Keith Desormeaux

EUROPEAN ROAD LEADERBOARD

Ranking, total points, Trainer
1. Mohawk (IRE), 10, Aidan O’Brien
2. Japan, 10, Aidan O’Brien
3. Sydney Opera House (GB), 4, Aidan O’Brien
4. Mount Everest (IRE), 4, Aiden O’Brien
5. Cape of Good Hope (IRE), 2, Aidan O’Brien
6. Power of Now (IRE), 2, M. O’Callaghan
7. Sovereign (IRE), 1, Aiden O’Brien
8. Victory Command, (IRE), 1, Mark Johnston

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Juddmonte Beresford Stakes Racing Roundup


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This Sunday the European road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby takes us across the pond to Naas Racecourse in County Kildare, Ireland, where MOUNT EVEREST is trending as the morning-line favorite in the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes (Group 2).
Mount Everest comes into this race with a 1-1-0 record in three starts for trainer Jim Bolger including a win in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden race. Here’s the chart call and link to watch the video of that race.

MOUNT EVEREST close up, soon led, joined 3 furlongs out, led again and stayed on best in final furlong.

Galileo, the sire of Cape of Good Hope, is a Classic Champion Thoroughbred and multiple Group Stakes winner that compiled a 6-1-0 record in eight starts with $2,245,373 in career earnings.
Galileo made only one start as a two-year-old, easily winning by an impressive 14 lengths.
As a three-year-old, Galileo won his season debut in the Ballysax Stakes. He followed that with his first Group win in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trail Stakes (Group 3). Galileo then earned classic honors with wins in the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Group 1) and the Budweiser Irish Derby (Group 1). His last group win was in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Group 1).
As a stallion, Galileo was champion sire in 2008 and from 2010 to 2017 with 73 Group One winners and numerous Classic Champion Thoroughbreds:
Capri (St. Leger, Irish Derby,), Found (Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe), Frankel (2,000 Guineas), Australia (Epsom Derby, Irish Derby), Ruler Of The World (Epsom Derby), Magician (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Gleneagles (2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), The Gurkha (French 2,000 Guineas), Churchill (2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), Roderic O’Connor (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Treasure Beach (Irish Derby), Capri (Irish Derby, St. Leger), Soldier Of Fortune (Irish Derby), Order Of St George (Irish St. Leger), Cape Blanco (Irish Derby), Sixties Icon (St. Leger) and New Approach (Epsom Derby).
With an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, Mount Everest is the best-bred horse in this herd and he has the potential to earn Group Stakes honors.
Galileo is also the sire of JAPAN who comes into this races off a maiden win for trainer Aiden O’Brien in the Exchange Inn Ballybunion & Kevin's Bar Listowel Irish EBF Maiden race. Here’s the chart call of that race:

JAPAN chased leaders, 5th hallway, pushed along 2½ furlongs out, ridden into 3rd under 2 furlongs out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead close to home.

Japan also has an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® and I look for him to be competitive in this race.
SOVEREIGN is also sired by Galileo and he comes into this race off a maiden win in his third start for trainer Aiden O’Brien. Here’s the chart call of that race:

SOVEREIGN chased leader, improved to dispute after 1 furlong and soon led, pushed along to assert 2 furlongs out, clear entering straight, kept on strongly final furlong, eased close home.

Sovereign has room to improve off his maiden win and with an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® I look for him to be competitive.
Honorable mention goes to Guaranteed and Power of Now. Guaranteed has a B Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® and Power of Now has a C profile. However, their Behavior Index could potentially make them competitive in this race.


EUROPEAN ROAD LEADERBOARD

Ranking, total points, Trainer
1. Mohawk (IRE), 10, Aidan O’Brien
2. Sydney Opera House (GB), 4, Aidan O’Brien
3. Cape of Good Hope (IRE), 2, Aidan O’Brien
4. Victory Command, (IRE), 1, Mark Johnston