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Trainer: Al Stall Jr.
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Owner: Adele B. Dilschneider

Weight: 122                          Morning Line Odds: 10-1

Contender Analysis

By: James Scully (Brisnet Editorial)

TERRAIN was a top juvenile performer last season, and he’ll make his highly anticipated three-year-old bow in the Louisiana Derby. Trained by Al Stall Jr., the Adele Dilschneider homebred has recorded two bullet workouts in preparation for his seasonal reappearance.

After winning his first two career starts on dirt, Terrain captured his stakes debut, the Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) on Polytrack, via disqualification. He remained on synthetics for his next two starts, recording a runner-up in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) prior to a fast-finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), but ended his juvenile campaign with a disappointing fifth in the Delta Jackpot Juvenile (G3). The latter may turn out to be an aberration. Terrain established himself as a top-class individual at two, and we like the way he’s training for his return.

Pedigree Analysis

By: Tim Holland

Terrain. His sire Sky Mesa got off to a slow start at stud but has now produced other graded winners such as Sky Diva, Storm Mesa and Beethoven. Out of the Forty Niner mare Minery who won the 6f Wilma C. Kennedy S., Terrain is a half-brother to three winners including Clergy who was third in the Southwest S. and is from the family of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Unbridled.


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