Samraat, Uncle Sigh, and In Trouble, battled all the way down the Aqueduct stretch in a true 3-horse grudge match coming 1-2-3, in that order, with maybe a 1/2 length separating the trio at the line in today’s $500,000, GIII Gotham Stakes, for 3yo’s, at 1 1/16 mile, over a fast aqueduct inner track!
Financial Mogul, filled in today’s super back 5 1/4 lengths more!
Samraat, earned 50 derby points from this race and along with his 10 derby points win in the GIII Withers Stakes last out now has a season leading 60 derby points and a sure-fire gate in Kentucky Derby 140 on May 4th without racing another step until then!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One And One Sixteenth Miles On The Inner track|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:44.44|
|1A.||Samraat||Jose L. Ortiz||6.40||3.90||2.40|
|4.||Uncle Sigh||Corey S. Nakatani||4.20||3.00|
|2.||In Trouble||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||3.70|
|Also ran were: 3. – Financial Mogul , 10. – Harpoon , 9. – Master Lightning , 6. – Deceived , 8. – Extrasexyhippzster , 1. – Noble Cornerstone|
|Scratched horses: Monopolize (Trainer) , Classic Giacnroll (Trainer)|