COUNTRY HOUSE (c, Lookin At Lucky-Quake Lake, by War Chant)
‘TDN Rising Star’. O-Mrs. J. V. Shields, Jr., E. J. M. McFadden, Jr. &LNJ Foxwoods. B-J.V. Shields, Jr. (KY). T-Bill Mott. Lifetime Record: GSP, 4-1-2-0, $120,175.
Last Start: 2nd, GII Risen Star S., FG, Feb. 16
Next Start: GII Louisiana Derby, FG, Mar. 23
Equineline PPs. KY Derby Points: 20.
‘TDN Rising Star’ Country House has run second, third, and fourth against graded stakes company in recent starts, but he’s still winless beyond the maiden level. Trainer Bill Mott has expressed confidence that the colt can get 10 furlongs, but Country House is a May 8 foal who has been green at times during his stretch runs. “He keeps knocking at the door and running at the end. He’s the type of horse that would benefit from a fast pace in the Derby and hopefully that’s the case and he can pick up the pieces.” Mott has not yet named a rider on Country House for the Derby.