6th-Saratoga, $85,000, Msw, 8-11, 2yo, 7f, 1:24.62, gd.
NETWORK EFFECT (c, 2, Mark Valeski–Sandy Key Gal, by Put It Back) posted a steady series of works at Monmouth and Saratoga in preparation for this debut and was sent off at a generous price–somewhat atypical of horses debuted by these connections. Away just a touch slowly, the colt advanced willingly in a tight spot on the rail behind a quarter-mile in :22.80 and was shuffled back a bit entering the turn in tight quarters. Patiently handled into the lane as pacesetting Derby Date (Will Take Charge) made a run for it and gapped the field, Network Effect shifted out and reeled that rival in, finishing willingly to score by three lengths over Derby Date, who was another 3 1/4 lengths clear of Road Home (Quality Road). The winner’s dam was bred back to Noble Bird this spring. Sales History: $95,000 2yo ’18 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $46,750. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Louis Jolin (FL); T-Chad C. Brown.