Sire: Scat Daddy (Johannesburg)
Dam: Stage Magic (Ghostzapper)
Foaled: March 28, 2015
Breeder: John D. Gunther
Justify: The unbeaten phenom rolls into Louisville off a wire-to-wire Santa Anita Derby score that came about when stablemate McKinzie was injured and Justify’s plan for the Arkansas Derby was re-routed. He has come a long way in a short amount of time, similar to past Baffert trainees like Bodemeister and Indian Charlie, who wound up second and third in Derby bids. No doubt massive on talent – and size – it’s the latter that could be interesting in a field of 20. Will this hulk get a clear run? I’d want to see an outer draw and let his natural speed put him right into the mix. Justify will buck history if he wins as the first to do so without a 2-year-old start since 1882 and join Big Brown as the only horses in the last century to do so with 3 or less prior starts.
|April 7, 2018||Santa Anita Derby (G1)||Santa Anita||1st|
|March 11, 2018||Allowance||Santa Anita||1st|
|February 18, 2018||Maiden||Santa Anita||1st|