by Jeremy Plonk
December 16, 2019
As we look ahead to the 3-year-old crop of 2020, we’ve already discussed the lack of stakes clarity in this blog space. So with the help of the Betmix database, I’ve decided to dig this week into the allowance performers in the current juvenile class. Below you’ll find an alphabetical listing of allowance race winners coast-to-coast with their trainer, sire and accomplishments noted.
Keep in mind, 2-year-old allowance races are sort of like Bigfoot. They are rare sightings, indeed. Only 82 of them have been run for the colts/geldings in North America through December 15. I’ve parsed out some of the smaller-circuit heats and ones that look to have little historical context to producing Triple Crown trail types. That left 25 considerations that could not only give us potential contenders down the line, but will help draw some company lines to those returnees who may have met these runners at 2.
Alcools (Peter Miller) – Half-bro to Hog Creek Hustle, by Gemologist won 1-1/16M dirt Oct. 27 at CD by 6+ lengths; no match for South Bend at Kee sprinting.
Alternate Time (Bret Calhoun) – Alternation won 6F dirt Nov. 29 at RP; tired 10th Springboard Mile next.
Amongst (Brad Cox) – Into Mischief won 6F dirt Oct. 19 at Ind; Entered 12/21 Sugar Bowl at FG.
Art Collector (Joe Sharp) – Bernardini won 6F dirt Nov. 30 at CD; dam 4th BC F&M Turf, 2nd Flower Bowl.
Axiomo (Mike Maker) – Tapiture won 5F turf Nov. 23 at CD; Entered 12/21 Sugar Bowl at FG.
Carpe Victoriam (Tom Amoss) – Carpe Diem won 6F dirt Oct. 4 at Ind; 9th Street Sense at CD since.
Complexifier (Brian Lynch) – Overanalyze won 6F dirt Oct. 17 at Kee; 3rd Buffalo Man at GP since.
Corsi (Josie Carroll) – Honor Code won 7.5F turf Oct. 13 at WO; off tab since early Nov.
Crypto Cash (Ken McPeek) – Majesticperfection won 1-1/16M turf Nov. 21 at CD; out of win-early dam.
Dynadrive (Jonathan Thomas) – Temple City won 1M turf Dec. 13 at Tam; also won MSW on turf at Mth.
Fenwick Station (Eddie Kenneally) – Magician won 1-1/16M turf Sept. 29 at CD; no drills since then.
Hariboux (Jeff Mullins) – GB-bred by Havana Gold won 1M turf Nov. 14 at Dmr; 9th in G3 DeMille since.
Iberico (Antonio Sano) – Dialed In won 6F dirt Sept. 21 at GP; 6th Buffalo Man since.
Laddie Liam (Hugh McMahon) – Golden Lad won 8F dirt Nov. 14 at Lrl; wired 7F Md Juvenile Futurity since.
Memorable (Steve Asmussen) – Unclo Mo won 8F Polytrack Dec. 6 at TP; 2nd in off-the-turf Kee ALW to Sir Winsalot prior.
Necker Island (Stan Hough) – Hard Spun won 8F dirt Nov. 30 at CD; 2-for-3 losing only to Three Technique at Sar.
Perfect Star (Scott Gelner) – Half-bro to G1 winning turfer Her Emmynency by Into Mischief won 8F turf Dec. 8 at FG.
Self Taught (Al Stall, Jr.) – Shanghai Bobby won 6.F dirt Nov. 9 at CD; Entered 12/21 Sugar Bowl at FG.
Sir Rick (Steve Asmussen) – Paynter won 5F dirt Oct. 17 at DeD; 3rd in Jean Lafitte Stakes since.
Sir Winsalot (Ken McPeek) – Algorithms won 8.5 turf Oct. 26 at Kee; no match for Fenwick Station at CD prior.
South Bend (Stan Hough) – Algorithms won 7F dirt Oct. 5 at Kee; since won Street Sense, 6th Ky Jky Club.
Super John (John Servis) – Super Saver won 8F dirt Dec. 15 at Lrl; troubled 6th in Sapling at Mth in Sept.
Three Technique (Jeremiah Englehart) – Mr Speaker won 7F dirt Nov. 20 at Aqu; won Sar dirt MSW prior over Necker Island et al. Half-bro to solid sprinter Stan the Man.
Turned Aside (Linda Rice) – American Pharoah won 6F turf Nov. 27 at Aqu; also won MSW on Bel turf; dam runner-up in Miss Grillo on turf at 2.