The new year has just started, and I'm already getting Derby fever -- well, least Santa Anita Derby fever! There are some really promising and spectacular looking 3-year-olds on the grounds at Santa Anita, and in training at Hollywood Park, right now. Here are some of the ones I will be watching:
- Point Encounter - impressive debut winner at Santa Anita opening day.
- Pioneer of the Nile - winner of the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park.
- Square Eddie - BC Juvenile runner-up, reportedly awaiting the San Rafael.
- The Pamplemousse - winner of a 1-1/16 mile maiden race at Hollywood Park Dec. 14.
- Majormotionpicture - debut winner at Del Mar, possible for the San Rafael.
- Believe in Hope - 3rd in the Norfolk S., scheduled to return in the San Vicente, Feb. 16.