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Congratulations to all who may have used my Wood Memorial (G1) selections Outwork ($6.80, 4.80, 3.90) and Trojan Nation ($40.60, 13.40) as a two dollar wager netted them $319.50 for the Exacta. Here’s a look at what I wrote about them:
A huge long shot I like in this race is Trojan Nation (30-1) who ships in from California for trainer Patrick Gallagher. Here’s the video and chart call of his last race:
TROJAN NATION between foes early, settled off the rail, continued outside leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch, drifted in some and bested the others.
Trojan Nation is yet to break his maiden and he comes into this race with a 0-0-3 record in five starts. Gallagher must like what he sees in this improving colt and, perhaps, the Wood is an easier spot for him than the Santa Anita Derby (G1).
Indeed, with an A+ Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, Trojan Nation is the best-bred colt in this herd. But, he’s yet to live up to that breeding.
Street Cry, the sire of Trojan Nation, was an outstanding, multiple graded stakes winner who finished in the money in all 12 of his lifetime starts, compiling a 5-6-1 record with $5,150,837 in career earnings.
As a two year old, Street Cry lost out on graded stakes honors by the narrowest of margins with second-place finishes in both the Del Mar Futurity (G2) and Norfolk Stakes (G2) and a third-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1).
As a three year old, Street Cry won the UAE 2,000 Guineas and finished second in both the UAE Derby (G2) and Discovery Handicap (G3).
Street Cry’s best season was as a four year old when he compiled a 3-1-0 record in four starts with victories in the Maktoum Challenge-Round 3 (G2), Dubai World Cup (G1) and Stephen Foster Handicap (G1). Street Cry finished his racing career with a second-place finish in the Whitney Handicap (G1).
One never knows if a young Thoroughbred, like Trojan Nation, will live up to his breeding and there can be many factors that contribute to a horse not running to his Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® – Effinex is a good example of that.
Trojan Nation has room to improve in his third start of the season, and a recent bullet work out might have him ready to make another step forward and, perhaps, a payoff at a nice price.
Outwork (5-2) is an improving colt who comes into this race with a 2-1-0 record in three starts for trainer Todd Pletcher including a second-place finish to Destin in the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2). Here’s the video and chart of that race:
OUTWORK set the pace on the inside, dueled on the far turn, dug in gamely inside and battled the winner through the lane.
After leading throughout the race, Outwork finally gave up the lead and was a one length, runner up to Destin who set a new track record time of 1:42.82 in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).
Uncle Mo, the sire of Mo Tom, was undefeated in three starts as a two year old with wins in the Champagne Stakes (G1) and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) and he was picked as the 2010 Eclipse Champion Two Year Old Colt.
As a three year old, Uncle Mo won the Timely Writer Stakes and finished third in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1). The Friday before the Kentucky Derby, Uncle Mo was scratched from the race with a mysterious ailment which was later diagnosed as a liver disease called cholangiohepatitis.
Outwork is one of several Uncle Mo colts on this year’s trail and he has a low Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® score. However, his Behavior Index makes him competitive, and, sometimes, horses with a low profile score can win races that are shorter than the classic 10 furlong distance.
It will be interesting to see if Outwork can finish better in this race than his sire, Uncle Mo, who finished third in the 2011 Wood Memorial Stakes (G1).
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