The Malibu Moon colt out of an Awesome Again mare was purchased for $250,000 at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings. He built a solid reputation as a 2-year-old at Woodbine in 2011 and added to his resume during the winter in Florida with three strong performances, including a win in the Tampa Bay Derby.
Prospective won the $100,000 Pasco Stakes on January 14 at Tampa. He trailed early but made a strong drive in the stretch to pass the leader and win by a half-length. Starting from the outside post in the field of 11 in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, he had a wide trip and was beaten 1¼ lengths by Battled Hardened. Wearing blinkers for the first time in the Tampa Bay Derby, he was closer to the pace and made the lead in the stretch.
In his final prep for the Kentucky Derby, Prospective finished sixth in the Blue Grass Stakes. He clipped heels early in the first jewel of the Triple Crown and was never a factor while finishing 18th.
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