Norman Casse, assistant to father and trainer Mark Casse, is already dreaming
about next year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) following a pair of wins at Churchill
Downs on Saturday. Airoforce (Colonel John) captured the Kentucky Jockey Club
(G2) and stablemate Conquest Big E (Tapit) took an allowance/optional claimer.
Sunday saw the close of Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) as well
as the inaugural Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager. The field ended up being
favored in both, with unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) hero Nyquist (Uncle
Mo) the individual favorite for the KDFW and Tapit reigning supreme over all
other individual interests in the Sire Future Wager.
In stakes action on Sunday,
Shonan Pandora collared Last Impact to score in
the Japan Cup (Jpn-G1) to give sire Deep Impact a one-two finish in the Tokyo
Racecourse contest. At Del Mar,
Dressed in Hermes (Hat Trick) prevailed in the Cecil B. DeMille (G3) a
couple of races before
Stormy Lucy (Stormy Atlantic) upset the Matriarch (G1) at