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Kentucky Derby 2012

The Kentucky Derby 2012 is only 11 months away, and already we may have our first contender in Majestic City.

Kentucky Derby 2012

Majestic City photo by Eclipse Sportswire

Majestic City, a 2-year-old son of City Zip, out of Meadowlake mare It’schemistrybaby, began his career with a sharp wire-to-wire win in a four and one-half furlong special weight event at Hollywood Park May 21.

He returned on June 12 as the overwhelming choice in the $70,000 Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes and did not disappoint in a facile wire job triumph under David Flores.

The $100,000 Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship at six furlongs is his next target and the $180,000 purchase is probably the one to catch in that July 17 synthetic sprint affair.

Trainer Peter Miller had a case of Derby fever with Comma To The Top this year and he hopes fleet colt Majestic City will lead him back to Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.

The 2012 Kentucky Derby will be run on Saturday, May 5.