Sixth in the opening stages with Rico Walcott aboard for trainer Robertino Diodoro, the 3-year-old son of Bernardini
steadily closed in after six furlongs and overhauled retreating pacesetter Shootitinthebush
and Private Money Game
to take charge.
There was no catching Florida-bred Edison through the stretch as he extended his command with each stride for the open-lengths triumph as the 5-2 second choice in the 11-horse field.
The race for second went to Remembertobreathe
, who finished three-quarters of a length in front of Private Money Game. The Spinmeister, the slight favorite over Edison, was fifth.
Edison was timed in 2:21.38 for the 1 3/8-mile dirt contest to earn consecutive stakes wins.
Diodoro trains Edison, the earner of $181,286, for owners Fouad El Kardy, Bob Butz, and Rick Running Rabbit.
Edison came in with wins in his previous two starts, an allowance/optional claiming score in June at Canterbury Park
in his first start for his current owners, and most recently a victory in the Harry Jeffrey Stakes, his first start on dirt, July 16 at Assiniboia Downs
. The Canadian Derby marked his fourth win from six starts that also include his maiden tally going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park
last January for previous owners Coolmore and partners.
Walcott enjoyed a second straight Canadian Derby win following last year's victory aboard Broadway Empire
Bred by in Florida by Destiny Oaks of Ocala, Edison was a $950,000 purchase by Coolmore bloodstock adviser Demi O'Byrne at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Florida March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training. He is out of the winning Exploit mare Heart of Grace from the family of 1987 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Very Subtle.
Edison paid $7.20, $4.60 and $3.20 while Remembertobreathe was worth $12.10 and $7.80. Private Money Game paid $7.80 to show.