Busy on the Derby Trail, I’ve been lost in translation chasing who’s hot and who’s not and haven’t written a blog in 3 weeks!. It’s getting very close to separating the contenders from the pretenders and the thrill of April 30 and May 1st quickly approaching is just too exciting!
Lots of great fillys and Mares but one that stands out at the moment is front running Freedom Star who dominated the Azeri Stakes and is looking hot, and ready to rumble! She once again had a gate to wire win this past Sunday in the Harry Henson H. Stakes at Sunland Park to rack up a second consecutive win.
4-year-old daughter of Street Cry under the reigns of Bob Baffert is one fast filly, and definitely a “star” to watch. When challenged by her competitors she is able to literally run them down. Could Freedom Star be ready to bite into the magical apple and face some real contenders in the Apple Blossom Invitational (gr1) on April 9?
If Freedom Star does make it to the Apple Blossom, it will be a very interesting race. We’ll see if she is up for a match with big sis Zenyatta who is also out of Street Cry. Wow, some really big shoes to fill and a really big piece of pie to eat! With that said, I’m sure Dad is very proud of his two daughters…