Making his first get started since a colic episode saved him out of the G1 Pennsylvania Derby, Gary and Mary West’s high-profile colt Most Safety led gate-to-wire within the G3 Daring Ruler at Belmont Park. The three-year-old son of New Yr’s Day, ridden by means of Luis Saez for instructor Jason Servis, ran seven furlongs over the short primary monitor in a pointy 1:20.76.
Off because the 1-2 favourite within the box of six, Most Safety crossed the cord 1 3/four lengths forward of 23-1 longshot Story of Silence.
“He is particular. He actually is a different horse,” stated Servis. “He certainly wasn’t 100 p.c [today]. Bodily, he is been nice, however he had pop out of the sanatorium and hadn’t run in 3 months.”
“He is so particular,” Saez echoed. “He is the Derby winner and he is born to run. In fact, he is the most productive horse I have ever rode. He proved lately he’s a champion.”
Winner of the G1 Florida Derby previous this 12 months to earn his spot within the Run for the Roses, Most Safety in truth crossed the cord first within the Kentucky Derby. An historical disqualification resulted in the colt being positioned 17th, then again, and his connections sat out the remainder of the Triple Crown.
This summer time, when prepping for the Haskell at his house monitor of Monmouth Park, Most Safety used to be defeated by means of the aptly-named King For A Day within the indexed Pegasus Stakes. He rebounded to win the G1 Haskell by means of 1 1/four lengths, then again, and used to be being aimed on the Pennsylvania Derby.
Formally identified as endosplenic entrapment, the colic episode didn’t require surgical procedure however did ship Most Safety to the medical institution. As a substitute of pushing him to make the Breeders’ Cup subsequent weekend, Servis and the Wests made up our minds to provide Most Safety an more uncomplicated spot within the Daring Ruler.
Most Safety broke sharply from the rail within the Daring Ruler, then held his half-length lead over True Bushes and Diamond King down the backstretch whilst Prince Fortunate used to be frolicked 4 vast. He put away the ones challengers turning for house underneath slight urging from Saez, and held off a overdue problem from Story of Silence up the rail to win by means of 1 3/four lengths.
True Bushes simply held 3rd over Prince Fortunate.
“When he ran like that, I am pondering that he is a actually particular horse,” stated Sevis. “The rail has been horrible all day. Not anything at the rail has been doing the rest. The whole thing used to be coming round, sufficient in order that Gary [West, owner] known as me straight away and I stated, ‘I see it’. We in truth have been desirous about taking him again, however I left it as much as Luis [Saez] and he stated, ‘Boss, if he breaks we’re going to pass and get out and if he does not, I’m going to simply sit down on him.’”
Bred in Kentucky by means of his homeowners, Most Safety is out of the Anasheed mare Lil Indy. His occupation report stands at six wins from 8 begins, with income of over $1.Three million.
“I have were given to speak to the Wests,” Servis stated when requested the place Most Safety would run subsequent. “Most certainly the Clark [at Churchill Downs] or Cigar Mile [Grade 1, $750,000 on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack]. I’ve a barn right here so it is handy. A mile and a mile and an 8th are each excellent for him. This horse can run.”
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