Dueling Grounds Derby – Grade 3 – $750.000
KD – 1 5/16 – Turf
For Three Year Olds
September 3, 2023
Fear Me Not was in no hurry leaving the gate and settled into fifth in the early going, trailing by as many as seven lengths. But when he decided to run, he swept past the others and hit the wire a length ahead in track record time.
Complete Order of Finish:
1 Fear Me Not (Mb Stables) Track record setting winner.
2 Island Drumbeat (Fractious) Stalked the pace throughout and held on for second.
3 Love Of The Derby (Mb Stables) Led at every call but the last.
4 Expresso (Smokey Stover) Came from off the pace to get fourth.
5 Down Royal (Mo Mentum Farm) Last early, made a move late to get fifth.
6 Traveller (Royalty Stables) Even mid-pack performance throughout.
7 Appeal For Mercy (Diablo Diablo) Never a factor.
8 Hamilton Library (First Flight Stable) Never involved.
9 Iceberg Slim (Fractious) Fourth early, faded to ninth.
10 Azov Battalion (TwinTowersRacing) Stalked the pace early, tired badly.
Fear Me Not is by Tactical x No Fear (I’m Too Confident) and was bred in ON by owner Mb Stables. The win brings his career earnings to $1,207.400. Congratulations to Fear Me Not and Mb Stables!