MAGE made a sustained run from the ¼ pole to the finish line showing several gears under a brilliant and perfectly timed ride by Javier Castellano.
A stirring 3-horse stretch battle resulted in a blanket finish
TAPIT TRICE won the Grade 1 Bluegrass fair and square as the 6-5 favorite.
PRACTICAL MOVE made it 3 wins in a row with a game and perfect trip win
With the exception of the winner ANGEL OF EMPIRE, I’m not interested in any other horse out of the Arkansas Derby as a potential Kentucky Derby contender.
The top two finishers out of the Florida Derby will march on to the Kentucky Derby as major contenders and deservedly so.
KINGSBARNS made it 3 wins in 3 career starts with a decisive front running score.
The odds-on favorite TAPIT TRICE was much the best of a weak Tampa Bay Derby field
It was FORTE and then everyone else.