Chase the Chaos Lassos El Camino Real Derby

Chase the Chaos

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A last-out winner against optional claimers over the Tapeta at Golden Gate Dec. 30 by a tidy 7 1/2-lengths, Chase the Chaos (Astern {Aus}) broke his maiden under Robertino Diodoro at second-asking Sept. 17 at Canterbury Park. Switching to the Moger barn he was an outkicked third in the Golden Nugget S. Nov. 12 and caught late in the Gold Rush S. Dec. 3.

Up to the challenge against a pair of high-priced KEESEP grads who were invading for Bob Baffert in favorite Gilmore (Twirling Candy) and pacesetter Nullarbor (Candy Ride {Arg}), the gelding sat center of the pack, as he bided his time. Down the backstretch and into the far turn, the field steadily began to reel in Nullarbor. At the top of the lane with the outside splayed, Chase the Chaos made his move, running on gamely past the eighth pole to secure the victory by 1 1/2-lengths, plus collect 10 Kentucky Derby points and an invitation to the G1 Preakness S in mid-May.

Third dam Miss Marta produced hard-knocking Mister Marti Gras (Belong to Me), MGSW, Earnings $1,194,027, while the winner's dam is responsible for a yearling filly by Take Charge Indy. She was bred to Instagrand last year. As for sire Astern (Aus), this was his seventh stakes winner across the globe.

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EL CAMINO REAL DERBY, $101,350, Golden Gate Fields, 2-11, 3yo, 1 1/8m (AWT), 1:51.68, ft.
1–CHASE THE CHAOS, 122, g, 3, by Astern (Aus)
          1st Dam: Live the Moment, by Uncle Mo
          2nd Dam: From Jump Street, by Jump Start
          3rd Dam: Miss Marta, by Cure the Blues
($10,000 Wlg '20 KEENOV). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Adam
Ference and Bill Dory; B-Dale N Krapf (PA); T-Ed Moger, Jr.;
J-Armando Ayuso. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 6-3-2-1,
2–Gilmore, 122, c, 3, Twirling Candy–My Surfer Girl, by Henny
Hughes. ($48,000 Wlg '20 KEENOV; $250,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP).
1ST BLACK TYPE. O-SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket
Stables LLC, Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Jay Schoenfarber,
Waves Edge Capital LLC and Catherine Donovan; B-Dividing Ridge Farm (KY);
T-Bob Baffert. $20,000.
3–Harcyn, 122, c, 3, Goldencents–Florian, by Street Cry (Ire).
1ST BLACK TYPE. O/B-Jerome S. Moss (KY); T-Steve M.
Sherman. $12,000.
Margins: 1HF, 1, HD. Odds: 4.20, 1.80, 4.70.
Also Ran: Passarando, Nullarbor, Sea Dog, In Honor of Autism, Happy Does.

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