Fast Enough just that, winning Cal Cup Derby in his second start

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A Four ½-furlong debut winner on Would possibly 31 in his best prior get started, Craig Martin’s homebred Speedy Sufficient rallied overdue to collar longshot Sacred Rider shut house as he gained Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby via a neck beneath Tiago Pereira, who gathered his 2nd stakes win of the day.

Educated via Rafael Becerra, Speedy Sufficient, a 3-year-old gelding via Eddington, were given a mile and one 16th in 1:45.23.


The Cal Cup Derby is a part of the profitable Golden State Sequence. Backed via the CTBA, the Golden State Sequence is for California-bred or sired horses.  

7th, about 5 lengths off the lead mid-way across the a ways flip, Speedy Sufficient rallied five-deep turning for house and regularly received the benefit with about 30 yards to run.

Off at 9-2 in a box of 9 Cal-bred or sired sophomores, Speedy Sufficient paid $11.60, $8.60 and $5.80.

“He wanted some day without work as a result of he had sore shins and he were given a bit of ill, in order that gave me extra time to increase him,” Becerra stated. “After that he used to be positive. I feel he’s going to recuperate.

“I used to be assured as a result of I noticed no different horses coming. That 3 horse (Sacred Rider) would now not surrender. Tiago knew he had the pony, he simply needed to stay him centered.

“We will be able to see what’s subsequent. We will be able to communicate it over with the homeowners and move from there.”

Out of the Bertrando mare Sensible Melody, Speedy Sufficient is now two for 2 and with the winner’s test of $110,000, he has income of $149,000.

Sacred Rider, who shipped south from Golden Gate Fields, used to be an attentive 3rd early and when early pacesetter Bettor Commute Nick attempted to gradual the tempo down heading up the bottom, he stayed transparent of any visitors bother whilst about 3 lanes off the fence.

Off at 36-1 beneath Abel Cedillo, Sacred Rider, who completed 5 lengths in entrance of Bettor Commute Nick, paid $28.20 and $11.00.

Ridden via Catalino Martinez, Bettor Commute Nick, who used to be off at 7-2, paid $4.80 to turn.

Fractions at the race have been 23.64, 47.83, 1:12.21 and 1:38.51.

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