TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Ete Indien

12) ETE INDIEN (c, Summer FrontEast India, by Mizzen Mast)
O-Linda Shanahan, Sanford Bacon, Dream With Me Stable, Inc., Horse France America, D P Racing LLC & Patrick L. Biancone Racing LLC. B-Robert B. Tillyer & Eric Buckley (KY). T-Patrick Biancone. Sales History: $85,000 RNA wnl ’17 KEENOV; $80,000 yrl ’18 KEESEP; €240,000 2yo ’19 ARQMAY. Lifetime Record: GSW, 5-3-1-0, $333,156.
Last Start: 3rd GI Curlin Florida Derby, GP, Mar. 29
Accomplishments Include:  1st GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S., GP, Feb. 29; 2nd GIII Holy Bull S., GP, Feb. 1
Next Start: Uncommitted
Equineline PPs. KY Derby Points: 74.

Ete Indien is a streamlined, high-energy colt who sparked some interest with a 97 Beyer win in the GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S. Feb. 29. He settled comfortably and cranked out legit splits, but his cause was aided considerably by the heavy favorite Dennis’ Moment (Tiznow), running dead last while never seriously threatening. This three-time auction prospect ($85,000 KEENOV RNA, $80,000 KEESEP, $269,640 ARQMAY) ended up being sacrificial speed in the Florida Derby, but he has a decent foundation of six races (five at a mile or longer) and has already tangled twice with top-ranked Tiz the Law while not being disgraced in defeat. Some down time and/or the prospect of spectator-free racing might smooth out Ete Indien’s temperament. He’s usually flighty and on his toes in the paddock and is sometimes washed out in pre-race warm-ups, and he has also had cotton jammed in his ears to keep from reacting to crowd noise.