PA Derby – Grade I (P5)
1 1/8 Mile Dirt Stake Purse $1,000.000 Open 3 Year Olds.
1st Pretty Ferro Estero Farms Velazquez J R
Backed right off a fast pace and then made gradual and ominous progress before exploding past his rivals for a hugely impressive 2 length win. This is win number 7 of 9 starts as a three year old and dare i say it he may even still be improving. So its onward to the Classic and it would be a brave man to bet against him.
2nd Zombie City Eastern Equine Gallardo A A
Justified his big price tag with a great effort in finishing second to the great Pretty Ferro. He had to go round horses inside the final furlong and this run was a really nice trial for the Classic where the extra distance will suit hin down to the ground.
3rd Sacred Brave Blushing Meadows Rosario J
Racing on the speed where he likes to be he stuck on really well off a fast pace to hold onto third. This was a very good run considering his post and the fast pace and i suspect his trainer will be very happy.
4th Zombies Among Us Joshua Stables Ortiz J L
Talking of happy trainers this gelding ran a cracker from the car park to end up fourth and will have his trainer smiling from ear to ear after they picked him up at auction just a week ago. He has come a long way this year and looks to be still improving.