Girvin, came off his rail spot near the top of the stretch to catch and then past early front runner Local Hero, who faded to 3rd at the line, to win by 2 1/2 lengths over a late rollingUntrapped, GIII Lecomte winnerGuest Suitedid get up to fill out this race’s super!
Race favorite, at 3/2, Mo Town, finished a well off the board 5th!
Girvin, also takes home the 50 Derby Points for the win which should be more than enough for a berth into the Saturday, May 6th, GI Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs!
The GIII Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park each year traditionally marks the end of the early season 10/4/2/1 Derby Trail contests as this coming Saturday the Championship portion of this year’s Derby Trail chase picks up in earnest, as all the coming Derby Trail race winners from here on out will earn enough points for berth into the May 6th, GI Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Race #9, GIII Southwest Stakes, Post Time 5:09 pm (Local)
Purse $500,000, for 3yos, at 1 1/16 Mile (Dirt)
and is the final 2017 10/4/2/1 Kentucky Derby Points race of the year!
Free PP’s for the Monday Holiday Card at Oaklawn Park