3) STRUCTOR (c, Palace Malice—Miss Always Ready, by More Than Ready)
O-Jeff Drown & Don Rachel. B-Three Chimneys Farm (Ky). T-Chad Brown. Sales History: $160,000 yrl ’18 KEESEP; $850,000 2yo ’19 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: GISW, 3-3-0-0, $709,500.
Last Start: 1st GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, SA, Nov. 1
Accomplishments Include: 1st GIII Pilgrim S., BEL, Sept. 28
Next Start: Uncommitted.
Equineline PPs. KY Derby Points: 0.
Structor’s half-mile breezes have been getting incrementally faster, and his :48.30 (2/32) move at Palm Meadows Monday was the fourth workout in his prep pattern, suggesting a 2020 debut is not far away. The most logical spot for his dirt coming-out party is now the Feb. 29 GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream. This $160,000 KEESEP pinhook, who re-sold for $850,000 at OBSMAR, capped a three-for-three season with a confident win in the 2019 GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. He displayed level-headed ability under pressure at age two, and he has a built-in layer of bottom, with all three of his starts at age two coming in mile or longer races. His sire, Palace Malice, won the 2013 GI Belmont S., but was also a resilient enough stalker to win the GI Met Mile at age four.