It was Off The Board for 2 “Derby Contenders” today. Tapizar, rank for a good half mile, spit out the bit when it counted most and gave it up in late stretch in the Bob Lewis. He finished 5th and beat two horses. Not what you want to see from this talented colt. The winner however, Anthony’s Cross was very game to hold off Riveting Reason to win by a nose. This PA bred, with first time blinkers, is by Indian Charlie out of an Unbridled mare and earned $150,000 for the win.
A little later on, Comma to the Top finished 4th in a field of 6 in the El Camino at Golden Gate. While racing close to the pace, early on , he bore out both in the first quarter mile and late in the stretch. Will we find that he has some issues brewing?
The winner, Silver Medallion, was ridden by Russell Baze and was the first starter ever at Golden Gate for Steve Asmussen. He earn $120,000 for the win here.
Boys at Toscanova is officially off the Derby trail and has been sent to the farm. No surprise here as he did not make the Holy Bull, so you had to think something was “up”.
Horses jump on the Derby lists; horses fall off the Derby lists. It’s just the way it is this time of year.