Whether conditioned by the tainted coach Jason Service or the famous Bob Buffer Hall, Maximum security just keep winning.
Races on July 25 in the $ 150,000 San Diego Handicap (G2) at From the sea, his first start for Buffer, who began training him this spring after Service was charged with doping charges, last year’s champion 3-year-old won over Midcourt, His win was his ninth in 11 starts – a record that includes 3 wins in the Xpressbet Florida derby (G1), Haskell’s Invitational Stakes (G1
He also won the Saudi Cup on February 29 in his previous start, although the $ 20 million purse is awaiting an investigation by the Saudi Arabian Jockey Club following Service’s allegations.
Maximum security had to work for every dollar of the $ 90,000 check for first place in San Diego. Although he held the lead by entering the first of two turns in the 1 1/16 mile race, this advantage was short-lived when Midkurt, driven aggressively by Victor Espinoza, pushed him forward.
Trying to avoid a quick duel, Abel Sedilo of Maximum Security loosened his mount just to find Flavien Pratt. Higher power hurry to a safe position. Suddenly, Maximum Security was in the third early start.
Taken outside at this point, when Midcourt set the pace with divisions of: 23.74 ,: 46.87 and 1: 11.40, Maximum security was strengthened with increased insistence from Saddle, but the donkey reacted, gradually passing higher power and giving Midcourt the lead. He drove the front loop into the middle stretch and kept a slight edge on the wire when Midcourt refused to back down.
“When we got home, I had to get to work,” Sedilo said. “I knew I would do it. He’s the horse you have to ride all the way. You have to keep working on him. We’re done. I thought I won the picture, but you can never be sure of those things. But came out right. “
The 4-year-old son of New Year finished at 1: 44.54, paying $ 2.80 as a favorite.
The victory was one of three for the day for Sedilo, who also won the fourth race with Secret guard and the San Clemente Stakes (G2T) joint ventures Laura’s light,,
Acute samurai was scratched in favor of his run on July 26 at the Eddie Read Stakes (G2T) in Del Mar.
Maximum Security is owned by its breeders, Gary and Mary West, along with Susan Magnier, associated with Coolmore Stud, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Coolmore bought 50% of the donkey in mid-December.
In the weightlifting competition, he weighed 127 pounds, noticing his opponents from five to nine kilograms. He was one of the three winners in 1st class on the field, along with a Higher Power and a fighter.
San Diego is regularly used in preparation for Del Mar’s TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1), a $ 500,000 race on August 22nd.
The victory was the second in San Diego for Baffert after Fed Biz in 2014. He won the Pacific Classic five times, most recently in 2017 with Collected According to Del Mar’s publicity, he already has 134 winnings on sea song bets, easily the most by a coach in track history.
“It was crazy,” Buffer told San Diego. “I knew I didn’t really drum it up for this race. We’ll use that to prepare for the next one. But we’re learning about the horse. He won today when he had every reason to win. He showed what a great horse he is today. He’s such a fighter. I’m glad we’re done with that and he’s in good shape now. “
Bred in Kentucky, Maximum Security is one of three winners and a winner in the lone bets from its dam, The Anasheed large Lil IndyShe also has an annual movie until the New Year and hid Quality road Colt this year.
Wests and Baffert competed on New Year’s Day, winner of the 2013 Youth Cup (G1).
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