by Kim Thomas
Dunkirk perhaps may be the gray horse I have been dreaming of winning the Kentucky Derby.
Dunkirk did not race as 2-year-old and as a son of Unbridled’s Song, it is theorized that perhaps his inexperience as a youngster will help him in his prime racing year as a 3-year-old.
Apparently Unbridled’s Song progeny are injury-prone and since Dunkirk has only raced this year -- he suffered from a sore shin last year and was kept on the down-low, his owners and trainer considering the bigger picture in lieu of a stellar 2-year-old career -- the timing may be perfect for him to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
Dunkirk has a rather highbrow profile, being trained by Eclipse Award winner, Todd Pletcher, and purchased for $3.7 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
He is out of the A.P. Indy mare and Grade I Kentucky Oaks winner, Secret Status, and even though he has not raced as much as the other Derby hopefuls, Dunkirk has all the marks of a brilliant horse destined for fame.
pray for peace, y'all,