13/16 miles. Purse: $1 million. 3-year-olds. Value to winner: $600,000. Pimlico Race Course.
Horse Wt. PP St. 1/4 1/2 3/4 Str Fin Jockey Odds
Curlin 126 4 6 6-hd 7-2 6-3 2-hd 1-hd Albarado 3.40
Street Sense 126 8 5 8-21/2 8-3 7-hd 1-11/2 2-4 Borel 1.30
Hard Spun 126 7 9 3-11/2 3-21/2 1-2 3-11/2 3-11/2 Pino 4.10
C P West 126 9 3 5-3 4-11/2 3-21/2 4-5 4-11/4 Prado 24.90
Circular Quay 126 3 7 9 9 9 5-hd 5-33/4 Velazquez 6.00
King of the Roxy 126 5 2 4-1/2 5-4 5-1 6-6 6-61/2 Gomez 14.20
Mint Slewlep 126 1 8 7-1 6-1/2 8-21/2 7-3 7-81/2 Garcia 40.10
Xchanger 126 2 1 1-1/2 1-1 2-hd 8-5 8-41/4 Dominguez 23.00
Flying First Class 126 6 4 2-3 2-31/2 4-1 9 9 Guidry 16.60
Time: 1/4: 22.83 1/2: 45.75 3/4: 1:09.80 1M: 1:34.68 Fin: 1:53.46
4 Curlin 8.80 3.80 2.80
8 Street Sense 3.00 2.40
7 Hard Spun 3.00
Off: 6:18 Start: Good, except for Curlin, who stumbled at the break. Track: Fast
Exacta (4-8) paid $23.20.
Trifecta (4-8-7) paid $50.00.
Daily Double (9-4) paid $42.20.
Superfecta (4-8-7-9) paid $340.30.
Pick 3 (12-9-4) 3 correct paid $349.20.
Pick 4 1/4/6-12-9-4) 4 correct paid $440.20.
Pick 6 (2/5/8/10-2/4-1/4/6-12-9-4) 5 correct paid $15.20.
Pick 6 (2/5/8/10-2/4-1/4/6-12-9-4)) 6 correct paid $789.50.
CURLIN stumbled a bit at the start and was unhurried in the early stages while moving to the inside, angled out leaving the first turn, was unhurried while four wide along the backstretch, closed the gap from outside leaving the far turn, circled five wide to reach contention approaching the quarter pole, lagged lightly behind STREET SENSE in upper stretch, dug in under strong urging nearing the eighth pole, then battled back gamely under right hand encouragement to get up in the final stride.
STREET SENSE tucked in soon after the start, was rated well off the pace for a half, moved out a bit to launch his run at the half-mile pole, angled back to the rail while gaining on the far turn, swung out approaching the quarter pole, split rivals while four wide entering the stretch, charged to the front in upper stretch, opened a clear advantage in midstretch, continued on the front into deep stretch, then yielded to the winner in the closing strides.
HARD SPUN broke a bit slowly, was under a firm hold while ranging up in the early stages, advanced five wide into the backstretch, made a strong middle move under a strong hold from outside along the backstretch, opened a clear lead on the far turn, set the pace into upper stretch, and weakened under pressure through the final eighth.
C P WEST raced in the middle of the pack while four wide leaving the first turn, gradually gained while continuing wide along the backstretch, closed the gap from outside on the far turn, angled into the three path while just behind the leaders nearing the quarter pole, dropped back a bit in upper stretch, and weakened in the final eighth.
CIRCULAR QUAY trailed six furlongs, angled four wide while gaining slightly at the three-sixteenths pole, then closed some ground with a mild late really.
KING OF THE ROXY was taken in hand while saving ground early, moved out after a half, swung four wide on the turn, and lacked a late response.
MINT SLEWLEP checked after being bumped off stride at the start, raced well back for six furlongs, swung out in upper stretch, and failed to mount a serious rally.
XCHANGER broke inward causing crowding at the start, rushed up inside, set the pace along the rail to the far turn, and steadily tired thereafter.
FLYING FIRST CLASS pressed the pace in the two path between rivals to the half mile pole and gave way.
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