Monday, May 4, 2009


On the eve of the Derby, two races before the performance everyone was talking about that night-and still is-, Bullsbay made his presence felt amongst his fellow division rivals.

The son of Tiznow remained perfect at Churchill Downs, the 1 1/16 miles distance and on an off track when he scored in the G III Alysheba.

Breaking from the five-slot, the 5-year-old was placed nicely along the rail under his new best-friend Jeremy Rose as Informed and Garrett Gomez set splits of .24.55 and 48.72. Rose read the pace like a book and timed his move perfectly as the duo dug up the in mid-stretch to collar Cool Coal Man. The two met eyes and Bullsbay proved stronger.

Bullsbay now has 4 wins, 2 seconds and a third from eights starts under Graham's care. The Alysheba was Bullsbay's second straight stakes win and first career graded stakes triumph.

In a division up-for-grabs, Bullsbay beat multiple graded-stakes winner Macho Again, along with four other stakes winners including the near-miss Travers runner-up Mambo In Seattle.

After his mystifying Donn Handicap no-show, Bullsbay has been back to his consistent ways. With the exception of his fluke effort in the Donn, he has never been further than 2 2/3 lengths behind the winner in his 15 starts.

Bullsbay now looks towards a return to G I company. A shot at revenge, if you will. As he plans to run back on his favorite track in the $750,000 June 13 Stephen Foster Handicap.

Crossing the wire first in game fashion.

1 comment:

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