Krantz Stable Updates
- Published: September 5, 2002
- Written by Bryan Krantz
Since we are getting into the beginning of the season for our team it is in order to get to know who the players are. The following is a listing of the current roster coming out of summer camp. Remember some of the players are subject to being cut or traded before the Fair Grounds season based on how well they perform in the preseason:
Coach Rags – Six-year-old gelding, is a turf specialist. Seems to be at the top of his game. Should continue to be a good contributor. He is a stakes and allowance performer.
You'llbeinmyheart – Three-year-old filly, another stable star. Won her first four races, two stakes. She still has questions to answer as to her future but lots of options. She has won sprinting and long on the grass so there is plenty of opportunity for her.
Ispeakasiplease – Five-year-old gelding, has taken time to settle into a useful horse in claiming ranks. Should see his best in middle distance (7 furlong to 1 mile) races. Has won two races this year before his vacation after Fair Grounds meet ending in March.
Junior Delaney – Three-year-old gelding came to form on the last day of Fair Grounds season with a win in a maiden claiming race. Has matured over the summer and should be competitive in the non-winners of two and three conditioned races. He will flash some speed in sprint races like most sons of Zuppardo's Prince.
Magnolia Park – Three-year-old gelding, he became a winner by default after the Fair Grounds season. After finishing second in a race in March the winner was disqualified for use of a banned medication and Magnolia Park was kissed in as the winner. He is another grass performer and has room to mature into improvement. Looks to be a distance grass performer.
Destiny Calls – Two-year-old filly has had some setbacks since coming to camp. She is just now beginning to gallop since returning from a short turnout. She has big shoes to fill as she is You'llbeinmyheart's little sister.
Miss New Orleans – Two-year-old filly, a massive specimen. One of the biggest 2-year- olds we have had. Galloping well and should begin serious works soon. The only outside purchase of our 2-year-olds for this year. All others are from our mares.
Buddy D – Two-year-old gelding, another big body. He is pretty flighty and got a late start due to timing issues. He is just starting to gallop. Hope his name isn't a curse.
Voodoo Princess – Two-year-old filly, as small as the other two are big. Seems to have a heart of a lion! She is owned in partnership with Redneck Racing Stable (three friends from north of the Bunkie line). She ran at Keeneland in April and had a stall injury when she returned, which has kept her out of training until this week.
Miz Myrtis – Three-year-old filly, coming off injured reserve. She had shin problems requiring some time off. She just started galloping. Miz Myrtis, Voodoo Princess and Ispeakasiplease are all siblings. All three are smallish but with a competitive streak.