The Hutcheson Stakes
6 Furlongs Dirt Stake Purse $100.000 Open 3 Year Olds.
1st Rudy Is With Me Mb Stables Hernandez R M
Came from second last after four furlongs to get up by a fairly comfortable length. The perfect storm is needed for a closing winner and the fast early pace helped that scenario take place. This was a solid if expected win and he has clearly taken well to his new surroundings at Mb Stables where the greatness of others can rub of on them when they arrive here.
2nd Dellas Boy Alydar Stables Albarado R J
Came to win his race in the stretch but over this shorter trip could not muster the finishing speed to follow through. I am still unsure where his future lays but he has clearly found his improvement incline this year.
3rd Harry Toddler Winning Link Stables Gaffalione T
The pace certainly suited this ones early position as he flew through from last to grab third. Clearly there is ability there but his best two efforts have been closing and that has led to a rather inconsistent look to his short career. There is more to come if the trainer can work out a way to get him in the race quicker.
4th Binnington Royalty Stables Lopez P
Set the fast pace and whereas others have kept on the gallop and won he could not kick on through the final furlong. I felt this was his best hope of winning but he was taken on the in first furlong which often leads to a horse weakening late so the result was probably in keeping with the way the race engine is playing at the moment.