3 SUN Mine That Bird Derby
$100.000 3yo 1 1/16m Dirt 120lbs +penalties
The TC Trail carries on and the stop was SUN on Sunday where the NM azure sky is as welcomed as the TexMex food… speaking of good things, it looks like Mo Mentum Farm has a good one in Neoconservative as the chestnut gelding stayed just behind the pace and pushed past them all down the lane to take the Mine That Bird Derby by a length. He completed the mile and a sixteenth in 1:412 over the fast track. Tucker should have nailed the exacta and maybe the tri as America First took the second spot and Declassification was third, a neck between them, then the same distance back to Croton Road in fourth.
Neoconservative is a 3yo chestnut gelded son of Illusions – Presidential Plans, by They All Laughed, and he was bred by Patterson Stables in KY. Acquired by Mo Mentum Farm for $10.000 via private purchase in Dec of last season, he now has two wins from four starts, this was his first stakes score, and he now shows lifetime earnings of $79.920. Congrats to the connections!
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|7 – Neoconservative||14.80||7.90||4.40|
|4 – America First||15.60||9.30|
|5 – Declassification||3.30|
Track: Fast Time: :233 :471 1:104 1:412
$1 Exacta: 7 – 4 Paid 82.70 $1 Trifecta: 7 – 4 – 5 Paid 885.70
Scratched: Underground Creeper
Neoconservative tracked the pace 3p, moved to the 4p for the drive, engaged leader nearing the furlong marker, pulled away. America First raced inside, second flight, moved up 2p into the lane, could not go with eventual winner while up for the place late. Declassification tracked the pace to the far turn, took the lead to the three-sixteenths pole, headed, settled. Croton Road rated, late interest. Release Me raced evenly throughout. Biscayne trailed to the far turn, passed tiring rivals late. Confident Vochi wide trip, tired. Castle Rock was never involved. Folded Wings broke alertly, set the pace to the far turn, tired. One Last Punch Line was not a factor. Brilliant Conquest off a step slow, moved up near mid-pack on the back stretch, retreated. Aa Away four wide first turn, stopped abruptly backside.
Categories: NG Stakes, STAKES ARTICLES, TC 2021-2022, THE TRIPLE CROWN
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