2017 Santa Anita Derby Post Race

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Gormley surprised many and rated off the fast early pace as he was back in 4th position to start, got wrangled off a horse in front of him at the half, then made a sharp move to pick up the early leaders turning for home and fired down the stretch to pull away for the victory. Great effort however the last part of the race was kind of slow which might mean that getting 1 1/4 miles right now might be a reach?

Battle of Midway got off to a quick early start as he was on the early engine and was still on the lead turning for home. He showed guts s he battled to midstretch before weakening late. With just 3 races under his belt going into this race it’s quite clear he has talent but getting a longer distance right now seems tough to have confidence in him doing.

Royal Mo pressed the early pace and then battled for the lead all the way to midstretch before weakening late. A very gutsy effort and has a lot of talent but not sure he can battle a quicker early pace and get a longer distance right now.

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