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Summer Bird is 3-year-old male champ

Updated: January 19, 2010, 12:17 AM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

One morning the week of the Kentucky Derby, trainer Tim Ice was asked if he thought the race might be a little ambitious for Summer Bird, who at that point had raced just three times. His career had begun just two months earlier at Oaklawn Park, with a fourth-place finish in a maiden race. Summer Bird then stretched out around two turns and defeated maidens, then jumped straight into the Arkansas Derby and finished third. That was it.

Showing the quiet confidence that would be on display ...

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