TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Concert Tour

10) CONCERT TOUR (c, Street Sense–Purse Strings, by Tapit)
O/B-Gary & Mary West Stables Inc (KY); T-Bob Baffert. Lifetime Record: MGSW, 4-3-0-1, $856,600.
Last Start: 3rd GI Arkansas Derby, OP, Apr. 10.
Accomplishments: 'TDN Rising Star', 1st GII Rebel S., OP, Mar. 13; 1st GII San Vicente S., SA, Feb. 6.
Equineline PPs. KY Derby Points: 70

One bad race won't totally derail 'TDN Rising Star' Concert Tour from being an A-list competitor, but his Derby status is in doubt and there was no mistaking the disappointment in trainer Bob Baffert's assessment the day after Concert Tour came up empty in the Arkansas Derby. “We'll see how he works back,” Baffert said. “Churchill, I don't like to run there unless they're going to be really live. We'll see how he comes out of this race and see how he trains forward. I didn't really want a hard race out of it, but we still wanted to win. I've won Derbies off of losses. You learn about your horse and see if there is improvement to be made.” This Street Sense homebred for Gary and Mary West forced the issue as the 3-10 fave at Oaklawn, and although he won the pace battle by the time the field hit the quarter pole, Concert Tour had nothing left to swat away the stretch bid by Super Stock, and he even allowed the front-runner he had already put away to re-rally for second.