ALL HANSEN IN IOWA DERBY
Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing LLC's champion Hansen (Tapit) made quick work of four rivals in Saturday night's GIII Iowa Derby, rolling to an easy 10-length wire-to-wire victory. "I think we'll come back next year for the [GIII] Cornhusker," Dr. Hansen said after getting his picture taken at Prairie Meadows. "I never got so much attention for doing so little; all I did was introduce the parents."
Saturday, Prairie Meadows
IOWA DERBY-GIII, $245,000, PRM, 6-30, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:42, ft.
1--HANSEN, 122, c, 3, by Tapit
1st Dam: Stormy Sunday, by Sir Cat
2nd Dam: Thinkin'strait, by Highland Park
3rd Dam: Tescudera, by Temperence Hill
O-Hansen, Kendall MD & Skychai Racing LLC; B-Dr Kendall Hansen (KY); T-Michael J Maker; J-Ramon A Dominguez; $150,000. Lifetime Record: Ch. 2-Year-Old Male, GISW, 8-5-2-0, $1,773,305. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ 'Triple Plus' Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Hero of Order, 122, c, 3, Sharp Humor--Ocean Sprite, by Ocean Crest. ($3,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Raut LLC; B-Wind Hill Farm (KY); T-Gennadi Dorochenko; $50,000.
3--Macho Bull, 115, c, 3, Macho Uno--Time Is Tight, by Crafty Prospector. ($30,000 wlng '09 KEENOV). O-Olympia Star Inc; B-Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T-Gennadi Dorochenko; $25,000.
Margins: 10, 3HF, 1HF. Odds: 0.10, 21.80, 45.20.
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Last year's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Hansen, off since finishing ninth in the GI Kentucky Derby, got back on track in a big way here. The GI Blue Grass S. runner-up set fractions of :24.06, :47.51 and 1:11.02, and kicked clear down the lane to finish much the best under a motionless Ramon Dominguez. "He's been relaxed so much since the Derby," Dr. Hansen added. "We would've been fine if he tucked in second, but they went :24 the first quarter, and I think Ramon did exactly the right thing. I don't even think he leaned over on him--it was just a little workout here."