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.
|Comma to the Top||22.81||24.52||24.20||24.52||12.63|
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.