Dean Martini

Shared Sense Seeks Second Derby

GIII Indiana Derby victor Shared Sense (Street Sense) looks to add to his Derby collection in Sunday's GIII Oklahoma Derby. Second behind subsequent GII Toyota Blue Grass S. winner Art Collector (Bernardini) in a June 13 optional claimer, the bay won the Indiana Derby by three lengths July 8 and was fifth to Art Collector in the Ellis Park Derby Aug. 9. Rowdy Yates (Morning Line) kicked off this term with a win in the Riley Allison Derby Jan. 26 and was fourth in the Saudi Derby Cup S. Feb....

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Midnight Bisou in the Classic? Why Not?

The Week in Review, by Bill Finley There was no word Sunday from the camp of Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute) regarding where their mare would run next and what the long-term goals are for the season. But we know this much: Midnight Bisou is outstanding, her connections took on males once, in the Saudi Cup, and the GI Breeders' Cup Classic is a lot bigger deal than the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff. Does that add up to her starting in the Classic? Fans of this sport can only hope that...

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Cairo Prince Colt Upsets Ohio Derby

Dean Martini proved to be a shrewd claim for trainer Tom Amoss after upsetting the $500,000 GIII Ohio Derby Saturday at Thistledown, which offered 50 points towards the Sept. 5 GI Kentucky Derby. Away alertly from his rail draw, the 14-1 shot contested the pace heading into the first turn and was a close-up third as the first quarter went in :22.80. Shuffled back a bit on the fence as the half went in :47.22, the bay reasserted on the backstretch, heading pacesetter Lebda (Raison d'Etat). Dean Martini continued strongly...

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