TAMPA BAY DERBY-GII
, $350,000, TAM, 3-8, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:43 3/5, ft.
1--#@RING WEEKEND, 116, g, 3, by Tapit 1st Dam: Free the Magic (MSP), by Cryptoclearance 2nd Dam: Pompoes (Den), by Belmont 3rd Dam: Wilhelmina, by Pall Mall (GB)
($310,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-St Elias Stable & West
Point Thoroughbreds; B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds
Ltd (KY); T-H Graham Motion; J-Daniel Centeno.
$210,000. Lifetime Record: 6-2-1-2, $255,660. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick Rating: A+++. *Triple Plus*
, 120, c, 3, Pioneerof the Nile
Sister, by More Than Ready. ($140,000 yrl '12
KEESEP; $340,000 2yo ‘13 KEEAPR). O-WinStar
Farm LLC & Twin Creeks Racing Stables LLC;
B-Machmer Hall (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher. $70,000.
3--Surfing U S A
, 116, c, 3, Roman Ruler
by Cape Town. ($150,000 yrl '12 FTKJUL).
O-Stonestreet Stables & George Bolton; B-Lochlow
Farm (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher. $35,000.
Margins: 3, 3/4, 1. Odds: 14.00, 4.80, 6.40.
Also Ran: Conquest Titan, Matador, Cousin Stephen, Hy Kodiak Warrior, East Hall, Coltimus Prime, Tuscan Getaway. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO. RING WEEKEND
needed five tries to break his maiden--doing so in his latest at Gulfstream Feb. 8--but had no problem in his first attempt against winners here, leading gate-to-wire as a 14-1 longshot. The gelding, a $310,000 KEESEP grad, was sent hard from the rail draw by Daniel Centeno and cut out legitimate splits of :23 3/5 and :46 3/5. He opened a huge eight-length heading into the far turn, and despite running greenly in the stretch, was always in command and won by three or four lengths. GIII Sam F. Davis S. winner Vinceramos (Pioneerof the Nile) was second. Surfing U S A (Roman Ruler) finished third, with favored Conquest Titan (Birdstone) in fourth.
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