Robbie Davis made a bold move between horses, then shot up the rail to win the True North Handicap (gr. II) with Intidab by a length over Brutally Frank. The quality closer in the field, Intidab let the front-runners battle on, then boldly moved through a narrow opening to take the six-furlong race in 1:10.22.
"This horse runs so well on the outside, but when the leaders were drifting out, I had to take him inside to save ground," said Davis. "He cut the corner and accelerated into the stretch and I was happy I could get the win for Kiaran (McLaughlin, Intidab's trainer)."
The True North was just the second start of the year for Intidab, who was beaten a length by 3-year-old Bevo in his first outing of the year. The 7-year-old by Phone Trick is a homebred for Shadwell Stable. The True North was his seventh win in 33 starts.
Intidab returned $6.60, $3.20 and $2.80. Favored Brutally Frank paid $3.10 and $2.50 while Oro de Mexico ran third and returned $4.70. (Chart, Equibase