27/03/2021. (USA) Known Agenda Surges to Florida Derby Victory – Pletcher-trained son of Curlin wrapped up a starting spot in the Kentucky Derby (G1)


Known Agenda wins the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

Known Agenda wins the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park // Coglianese Photos

St. Elias Stable’s Known Agenda took charge in the stretch and captured the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby Presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa (G1) March 27 at Gulfstream Park.

The son of Curlin  earned 100 qualifying points to lock up a spot in the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Soup and Sandwich was second, earning 40 points, while 4-5 favorite Greatest Honour finished third and Nova Rags fourth to pick up 20 and 10 points, respectively.

It was a record sixth Florida Derby victory for trainer Todd Pletcher and his first since 2018 with Audible .

Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Known Agenda was sent off at 5-1 odds and was timed in 1:49.45 for the 1 1/8 miles.

The Florida Derby has produced more Kentucky Derby winners than any other stakes, with 24 horses using it as a springboard to victory in the opening leg of the Triple Crown.

fonte : Bloodhorse.com

Photo: Ryan Thompson, Coglianese Photos