Reride Outbattles Runaway Ghost in Mine That Bird Derby

MINE THAT BIRD DERBY, $100,000, SUN, 2-25, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:44.06, ft.

1–RERIDE, 121, c, 3, by Candy Ride (Arg)

                1st Dam: Remit (MSW, $257,556), by Tapit
                2nd Dam: Free Spin, by Olympio
                3rd Dam: Spin n Win, by Private Account
O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen;
J-Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 5-4-0-0,
2–Runaway Ghost, 121, c, 3, Ghostzapper–Rose’s Desert, by
Desert God. ($240,000 RNA Ylg ’16 KEESEP). O/B-Joe R
Peacock (KY); T-Todd W. Fincher. $20,000.
3–Trooper, 121, c, 3, Gemologist–Bureaucat, by Tale of the Cat.
($30,000 RNA Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $9,000 RNA Ylg ’16 KEEJAN;
$20,000 2yo ’17 KEENOV). O-Judge Lanier Racing; B-John
O’Meara & WinStar Farm, LLC (KY); T-Miguel L. Hernandez.
Margins: 2HF, 15 1/4, HF. Odds: 3.40, 0.40, 55.50.
Also Ran: Sphene, Modern Man, Trigger Warning, Beautiful Game, Ministersdontparty, Pinpoint.
Reride, tabbed a ‘TDN Rising Star’ after his debut win at Churchill last June, added an allowance victory over the turf at Keeneland Oct. 25 before concluding his juvenile campaign with a sixth-place effort in the Nov. 25 GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. He returned this year with a narrow score in the Jan. 13 Big Drama S. at Delta Downs. The bay colt was just off the lead as favorite Runaway Ghost battled through an opening quarter in in :21.54. He snuck through along the rail to make it a three-way battle for the lead down the backstretch through a half in :47.88. Reride took command nearing the stretch and looked set to pull away, but Runaway Ghost battled back to just get his nose in front again at midstretch only to have Reride find another gear and forge clear. The winner’s first three dams were all Winchell homebreds. Remit, a two-time stakes winner in the Winchell colors, produced a filly by Munnings last year and was bred back to Candy Ride (Arg). The mare is a full-sister to stakes winner and graded stakes placed Retap and to multiple graded stakes winner Tapiture. Her dam Free Spin has a yearling colt by hot second-crop sire Take Charge Indy and she was bred back to Fast Anna. The Winchells purchased Spin N Win’s dam Debs Angel, in foal to Capote, for $190,000 at the 1991 Keeneland November sale. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.