Promises Fulfilled

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PROMISES FULFILLED (c, ShacklefordMarquee Delivery, by Marquetry)
O-Robert J. Baron. B-David Jacobs (KY). T-Dale Romans. Sales history: $37,000 yrl KEESEP ’16. Lifetime Record: GSW, 6-3-0-1, $337,280.
As the innermost-drawn speed horse in the Derby, Promises Fulfilled shot right to the top and flashed past the Twin Spires in front as expected for the first run past the stands. But the pace was demanding and daunting favorite Justify bore down on him every step of the trip, and this $37,000 KEESEP son of Shackleford retreated without causing too much traffic backup once his dirty work was done. Early gas is the undeniable strong suit for Promises Fulfilled, and he’ll likely be able to hone his frontrunning tactics to a finer point against Grade II or III competition as the 3-year-old season unfolds before seeing if he can regain a foothold against the A-level tier of the sophomore division.

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