Re: About Yesterday - Tacitus and Roadster - Wide Trip for Game Winner? (551 Views)
The 1997 Santa Anita Derby was more than a Two horse race if we remember. Sharp Cat set the pace all the way around before tiring late. So Silver Charm gets a nod for practically fighting for the lead all the way.
Meanwhile it was Freehouse who took the route Game Winner did and yes I got your point the 2nd place horse went on to be a winner in the Derby. Meanwhile Hello (remember him) made a nice move late before weakening to just hold third.
The curious thing, for me, was Captain Bodgit the derby favorite that year came to KY after winning both The Florida Derby and The Wood Memorial. Tacitus won in FL and NY but the curse of the Wood will no doubt impede his favoritism.
The 1997 Santa Anita Derby -->