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2011 SANTA ANITA DERBY RESULT: Midnight Interlude Gives Bob Baffert His 6th Santa Anita Derby Win

Bob Baffert's top gun in the Santa Anita, Jaycito, may have scratched out, but that didn't stop him from winning his record 6th Santa Anita Derby with 6-Midnight Interlude (13/1) in an all-out drive to the wire.  Runner-up 5-Comma to the Top ran a game 2nd after setting the fractions each and every step of the way.  3-Mr. Commons got up to hold third at the wire.

Midnight Interlude paid $29.20, $12.00, and $6.00.  The exacta came back at sweet $113.60 for $1.

1/4 1/2 3/4 Mile Finish
Fractions 22.81 47.33 1:11.53 1:36.05 1:48.66
Internal 22.81 24.52 24.20 24.52 12.61
1/4 1/2 3/4 Mile Finish
Midnight Interlude 23.17 24.37 24.35 24.44 12.34
Comma to the Top 22.81 24.52 24.20 24.52 12.63
Mr. Commons 23.34 24.45 24.18 24.25 12.84


Although Midnight Interlude didn't finish up as well as Toby's Corner in the Wood, he still came home in a respectable 12.34 for the final 1/8th of a mile, a final furlong that saw Comma to the Top drift out a bit in to his path.  Overall, it's a pretty strong performance by a colt that broke his maiden less than a month ago.