Chitu , and Midnight Hawk, sat nicely just off the early pace setter Garen , in the early frames, then collaring that leader on the far turn, rolling into a 2-horse stretch duel where Chitu, did finally prevail by 2 1/4 lengths in the $800,000, GIII Sunland Derby, for 3yo’s, at 1 1/8 mile (dirt) at Sunland Park today and picked up those all important 50 derby point as his Bob Baffert connection scored today’s 1-2 exacta!
Midnight Hawk, came 2nd back those 2 1/4 lengths, Commissioner , was 3rd with a big finish after trailing most of this race was back another 4 1/4 lengths with Rebranded , filling out today’s super, back another 1 1/2 length in a coming on late effort, as well!
Payouts and Winning Time,
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One And One Eighth Miles On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:47.88|
|7.||Midnight Hawk||Mike E. Smith||3.40||2.40|
|3.||Commissioner||John R. Velazquez||3.00|
|Also ran were: 8. – Rebranded , 1. – Bourbonize , 4. – Global Strike , 2. – Garen , 5. – Tanzanite Cat , 6. – Lawly’s Goal|