Black Onyx set for Kentucky Derby bid
Report: USA, Saturday
Turfway Park: Spiral Stakes (Grade 3) 1m1f, AW, 3yo
BLACK ONYX (Kelly Breen/Joe Bravo) will take his chance in the Kentucky Derby after a surprise 15-1 triumph on his stakes debut on the Polytrack in the Spiral Stakes.
Connections are ready to pay the $6,000 late nomination fee to ensure a place in the Triple Crown series for the Gulfstream allowance winner, who came from midpack to beat highly rated Uncaptured by a length and a half in Saturday's $550,000 event.
Also on Saturday
Gulfstream Park: Pan American Hcap (Grade 2) 1m4f, turf, 4yo+
Local reporters were claiming a world record for rail-skimming gelding Twilight Eclipse (Tom Albertrani/Javier Castellano) when he posted a time of 2m22.63s in a four-length success over Ioya Bigtime and Newsdad.
Turfway Park: Rushaway Stakes (ungraded) 1m½f, AW, 3yo
Odds-on favourite Crop Report (Graham Motion/Joel Rosario), winner of a Newmarket maiden in October for William Haggas, recorded a last-to-first victory for Team Valor.