SOLOMINI (c, Curlin-Surf Song, by Storm Cat)
O-Zayat Stables LLC. B-Glenna R. Salyer (KY). T-Bob Baffert. Sales history: $270,000 KEESEP ’16 yrl. Lifetime Record: MGISP, 6-1-3-2, $752,000
Apr. 17 TDN Top 20 Rank: 15
Last Start: 3rd, GI Arkansas Derby, OP, Apr. 14
Accomplishments Include: 3rd GI Los Alamitos Futurity, LRC, Dec.9; 2nd GI Frontrunner S., SA, Sept. 30; 2nd GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, DMR, Nov. 4
Equineline PPs.
KY Derby Points: 54

Solomini has run second and third in two Oaklawn prep stakes this spring but has yet to uncork a smart, bust-out performance that solidifies him as a top-level Derby contender. This $270,000 KEESEP Curlin colt is officially winless since breaking his maiden on debut Sep. 2, which qualifies as the longest victory gap by any colt within this week’s TDN Top 20. True, he did cross the finish wire first when DQ’d out of the GI Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 9. But subsequent missed training because of a fever got him off to a late start in 2018, and while his company lines are replete with some of the division’s heaviest hitters, Solomini is still searching for an identifiable running style (is he a pace-presser, stalker or closer?) that could potentially catapult him higher in the Derby pecking order.


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