Conquest Typhoon and Patrick Husbands take the GII Summer Stakes at Woodbine. Photo credit Mike Burns

Brian’s Derby Preps: The El Camino Real Derby

Golden Gate Fields: The Grade III, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points 10-4-2-1) by Brian Nadeau #1 Donji (30-1): Gigantic longshot gets the coveted inside post and will save all the ground, but that’s quickly where any positives end, as he’s still a maiden after seven starts and…

El Kabeir and C.C. Lopez winning the Jerome at Aqueduct last month

Brian’s Derby Preps 2015: The Withers

Aqueduct: The Grade III, $250,000 Withers at 1 1/16 miles by Brian Nadeau #1 Classy Class (2-1): Tricky read starts his 3yo campaign as a bit of a wildcard as he looked great winning his bow sprinting, then didn’t fire when a modest fourth over a highly speed-favoring track when stretching out in the local…