4th-GPX, $46,000, Alw, Opt. Clm. ($62,500), NW2$X, 4yo/up, 1 1/16m, 1:42 3/5, ft.
1--GOLDEN TICKET, 119, c, 4, Speightstown--Business Plan, by Deputy Minister.
($100,000 2yo ‘11 KEEAPR). O-Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B-WinStar Farm LLC (KY); T-Kenneth G McPeek. Lifetime Record: GISW, 13-3-4-2, $675,935.
, 119, c, 4, El Prado (Ire)--Leh She Run, by Pulpit. ($350,000 yrl '10 KEESEP).
, 119, r, 4, A.P. Indy--Society Selection, by Coronado's Quest.
Margins: 5 1/4, 2HF, 2. Odds: 2.00, 5.40, 2.90.
Second in the GII Tampa Bay Derby when he last raced in Florida in March, Golden Ticket was looking for his first win since dead-heating with Alpha (Bernardini) at 33-1 in the GI Travers S. in August. He was third in the GII Pennsylvania Derby a month later, but checked in 11th in the grassy GI Hollywood Derby last time Nov. 25. Backed down to favoritism against this salty bunch with an eye-catching :59 2/5 bullet work on display over the strip Jan. 21, the dark bay took up a perfect pocket spot early. He tipped out into the three path to confront Rightfully So at the top of the lane, and took over with ease en route to a convincing victory. Click for the brisnet.com chart or video replay.
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