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Nine set for Borderland Derby

Nearly won a year ago by then unheralded Canadian juvenile champion Mine That Bird (Birdstone), who went on to capture the Kentucky Derby (G1), the $100,000 Borderland Derby at Sunland Park will be renewed Saturday and serves a stepping stone to the lucrative Sunland Derby (G3) on March 28.

The field of nine three-year-olds set to travel 1 1/16 miles does not include any entrants as decorated as Mine That Bird, however, as only three possess a two-turn win to their credit.

Favoritism is likely to fall on either STORMING SAINT (Sweetsouthernsaint), a decisive Zia Park maiden winner who rallied for third in the Riley Allison Futurity in late December, or the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained TANGO TANGO (Orientate), a Golden Gate allowance winner who trailed home in fifth in the Robert B. Lewis S. (G2) most recently.

CHUCHULUCO (Devon Lane), a two-time stakes winner in the New Mexico-bred ranks, does not look out of place judging by his BRIS Speed ratings, while Penn National invader HAITIAN HERO (Petionville) and former grass mainstays MCKENNA'S JUSTICE (Medaglia d'Oro) and GUILTBYASSOCIATION (Birdstone) also merit a long look.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

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