Midshipman puts himself in Kentucky Derby picture

  • Follow Latest News

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Midshipman has stamped himself as the early favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Jockey Garrett Gomez earned his second win Saturday — and third of the two-day event — guiding Midshipman to a 1¼-length victory over Square Eddie on Saturday. They were the co-favorites at 7-2, although about $1,000 more was bet on Square Eddie.

Midshipman paid $9.20, $4.40 and $3.20. Square Eddie returned $5 and $3.80, while Street Hero was another half-length back in third and paid $4.40.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Midshipman ran 1 1-16 miles in 1:40.94, a stakes record on the new synthetic surface at Santa Anita.

It was Baffert's sixth Breeders' Cup win and his second in the Juvenile.

 
loading...
Top headlines
FBI conducting search at Grovetown City Hall, according to mayor
Grovetown Mayor Gary Jones said his request to the U.S. Treasury Department to look into cash deposits made at city hall revealed large discrepancies, prompting a search warrant.
Search Augusta jobs