Royal Spy Sneaks Home in Col. E.R. Bradley

(from track report)
Robby Albarado had his clock working Sunday at Fair Grounds.

Albarado galloped Royal Spy through slow early fractions and saved enough in the tank to post a one-length win over Dynameaux in the $75,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap on the turf.

Owned by Kalarikkal and Vilasini Jayaraman and trained by Tom Amoss, Royal Spy flanked pacesetter Astrologist through fractions of :24.81 for the first quarter and :50.67 for the half-mile. Royal Spy opened up by 1 1/2 length in the stretch and finished the about a 1 1/16 mile distance in 1:45.25.

Said Albarado, who picked up his fourth win in the last seven runnings of the Bradley: "I knew I would dictate the race. When I called on him, he had something left and he held off a good bunch of horses today."

The multiple stakes winning son of Peteski upped his bankroll to $460,995 from 19 starts, including eight wins and three third-place finishes.

Royal Spy returned $12.60, $8.20, and $5.80 in the 11-horse field. Dynameaux prevailed in a tight photo finish with Freefourinternet for second. Green Fee, the 6-5 favorite, finished fifth.

(Chart, Equibase)