SOLOMINI (c, Curlin-Surf Song, by Storm Cat)
O-Zayat Stables LLC. B-Glenna R. Salyer (KY). T-Bob Baffert. Sales history: $270,000 KEESEP ’16 yrl. Lifetime Record: MGISP, 7-1-3-2, $752,000
Solomini’s last-to-first strategy didn’t pan out in the Derby, but the slop was not an excuse for this $270,000 KEESEP Curlin colt, according to jockey Flavien Prat. “The track didn’t bother him. We stayed on the fence and made a nice run at the end. He ran the way he was supposed to.” Or, as trainer Bob Baffert put it, with a nod to 2009 Derby winner Mine That Bird (Birdstone), “He gave him the Calvin Borel ride: Let him back, put him on the rail, and he beat half of them. We’re thinking he might be a horse for the Belmont.”


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