Boulder Creek Making Stakes Debut In Sham
It's that time of year again. Everybody is starting to feel just a bit of that Kentucky Derby itch, and this feeling will only intensify as the sun shines brighter and brighter each day. These three-year-olds are so unpredictable. You never know who is going to step up and run big. The itch may intensify for West Point Thoroughbreds on Saturday when we send out the highly regarded Boulder Creek in the $150,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.
Our grey son of Tapit is exiting an impressive maiden score on February 5th at Santa Anita. He raced greenly in the stretch, but there was no catching him that day. The jump from maidens to stakes company is a big one, but this colt could not be training any better. He worked a strong five furlongs on March 1st in preparation for the Sham, and was barely blowing after the effort. Boulder Creek is fit and ready to go. There are several horses exiting their maiden breaking race in this spot, so our colt fits right in.
Trainer Craig Dollase says, "His last work was great. He could not be doing any better leading up to this race. He has all the parts, let's just hope he can put it together again against this field. I think this horse will only improve moving forward."
Terry Finley, President of West Point Thoroughbreds says, "We loved this colt since we bought him last year in Florida as a two-year-old. He is a strong, powerful horse. This is a step up, but at this stage in the game we need to take a shot and hope it works out. If he runs well, we will all have the first Saturday in May on our minds.
Boulder Creek drew post 5 of 10 in the 1 1/8 miles contest with regular pilot Victor Espinoza aboard. Post time for the Sham is 3:07 PST/6:07 EST on Saturday.