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 is being primed for a turf-to-dirt leap after capping a three-for-three season with a decisive GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf score. His breeding suggests that transition is within his scope (by Palace Malice out of a More Than Ready mare), and you could say that Structor’s stock has essentially been on the rise for a year now considering he fetched $160,000 at KEESEP then resold for $850,000 at OBSMAR. But potentially more important than pedigree is the authoritative flair with which Structor repulsed some fairly talented competition in both of his stakes wins at age two. I’m especially bullish on his GII Pilgrim S. score. Structor stalked confidently, hit the lead under pressure turning for home, then slugged out a head victory after a long stretch fight in which the top five horses were covered by 2 1/2 lengths. A Monday half-mile breeze at Palm Meadows in :48.90 (8/33) was his second published work of the year.