Dialed In’s Grade 1-winning son Super Stock drew post 18 in a field of 20 3-year-old’s in Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1).
Despite the seemingly unlucky draw, trainer Steve Asmussen was upbeat about the outcome.
“We did well. It’s the perfect spot,” said the Hall of Fame trainer of the colt who usually does his running from a stalking spot.
Super Stock earned his trip to the Run for the Roses with a dynamic score in the April 10 Arkansas Derby (G1). The win was his first in a graded stakes, though he had previously placed in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) and Iroquois S. (G3), the latter at Churchill Downs.
“He’s peaking at the right time,” co-owner Erv Woolsey said when asked about Super Stock’s chances on Saturday. “He’s feeling great. He’s happy. And I really think he liked that attention at Oaklawn. I believe horses love that.”
Super Stock is owned by Woolsey along with Keith Asmussen, the trainer’s father. The bay colt is 2-2-2 in eight starts and has earned $804,762. He’ll be ridden Saturday by Rafael Santana, Jr., who rode in the Arkansas Derby.
Dialed In has accounted for four stakes horses this year, including Grade 2-placed 3-year-old colt Papetu, while his progeny have earned $2.2 million to date, second-most among his crop.
The Derby is race 12 on Saturday with a scheduled post time of 6:57 p.m. ET and will be televised live on NBC-TV.