Joe Vann, making his stakes debut for Todd Pletcher, turned back the challenge of The Fed Eased in the stretch to register a commanding win in the $300,000 TVG Illinois Derby (gr. III) April 9 at Hawthorne.
The Fed Eased
- Bay Colt
- Born 2008
|Jockey||Andre Shivnarine Worrie|
|Owner||Young Boy Enterprises, Inc.|
|The Fed Eased View Five-Cross Pedigree||Montbrook||Buckaroo|
|Valid Invitation||Take Me Out|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Ocala Stud, agent||($65,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
A little more than three weeks ago Watch Me Go was dismissed at odds of 47-1 in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II). Now, the son of West Acre is the horse to beat in the $300,000 TVG Illinois Derby (gr. III).
Stay Thirsty was installed the 9-5 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Gotham Stakes, which drew a mostly unheralded field of nine.