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Cloud Computing Racing News
Cloud Computing hadn’t contested a race when the second Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool ended in late January. But after just three starts, he has a chance of making the Derby field.
Trained by Chad Brown, Cloud Computing missed the jump at his first start, a maiden special weight at Aqueduct Feb. 11, but still had enough class to win nicely.
Brown then sent him into the Gotham Stakes (G3). Settling just behind a fast pace, Cloud Computing challenged near the turn and found only J Boys Echo too strong.
Returning to Aqueduct for the Wood Memorial (G2) April 8, Cloud Computing couldn’t keep up with Irish War Cry and Battalion Runner, but he held on solidly to finish third.
Bred by Hill N Dale Equine Holdings and Stretch Run Ventures, Cloud Computing was sold for $200,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale. He is raced by Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence, the partnership that races another Derby contender in Practical Joke.
Cloud Computing is from the first crop of Macleans Music, who in his only start produced one of the highest-rated debut performances in many years. Macleans Music’s sire Distorted Humor has sired outstanding 1-1/4 mile winners, including Kentucky Derby hero Funny Cide and Breeders’ Cup Classic victor Drosselmeyer. Cloud Computing’s dam Quick Temper was stakes-placed in the 1-1/4 mile Maple Leaf Stakes (G3) at Woodbine; she is by A.P. Indy out of Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) winner Halo’s America.
Cloud Computing should continue to improve with racing, and on pedigree he has a good chance of staying 1-1/4 miles. He was at odds of 28-1 when Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed, and could be at longer odds if he starts in the Derby.
Sitting in at number 20 on the points earner list, Cloud Computing should be a good price for betting.