(c, 3, Street Boss--Champagne Royale, by French Deputy), a close third in the GII Saratoga Special S. last summer, pulled off a 41-1 upset in the GI Arkansas Derby. A well-beaten third in a seven-furlong $100,000 optional tagger at Gulfstream last time Mar. 1, the chestnut was making his first attempt around two turns here. With Joe Bravo aboard, Danza sat the trip from his inside draw in third through fractions of :23.72 and :47.71. He snuck through an opening along the inside at the top of the stretch and kicked on nicely down the lane to score by five explosive lengths. Ride On Curlin
(Curlin) was along for second. Bayern
(Offlee Wild) stayed on for third. The final time for 1 1/8 miles was 1:49.68. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-2. O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B-Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (Ky); T-Todd Pletcher.
Saturday, Oaklawn Park ARKANSAS DERBY-GI
, $1,000,000, OPX, 4-12, 3yo, 1 1/8m, 1:49 3/5, ft.
1--s#@DANZA, 118, c, 3, by Street Boss
1st Dam: Champagne Royale (SP), by French Deputy
2nd Dam: All Tanked Up, by Tank's Prospect
3rd Dam: All Week End, by Al Hattab
($105,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B-Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher; J-Joe Bravo. $600,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-2, $666,428. Werk Nick Rating: A Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Ride On Curlin
, 118, c, 3, Curlin
--Magical Ride, by Storm Cat. ($25,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Daniel J Dougherty; B-G Watts Humphrey Jr & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust-2 (KY); T-William G Gowan. $200,000.
, 118, c, 3, Offlee Wild--Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch. ($320,000 2yo 2013 FTMMAY). O-Kaleem Shah Inc; B-Helen Alexander (KY); T-Bob Baffert. $100,000.
Margins: 4 3/4, HF, 2. Odds: 41.30, 7.20, 1.60.
Also Ran: Tapiture, Conquest Titan, Commissioner, Thundergram, Strong Mandate.
Scratched: Knock Em Flat. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
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