Blended Citizen Scores in Jeff Ruby Steaks
By Margaret Ransom
Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing’s (Steve Young) Blended Citizen tested the Kentucky Derby waters further on Saturday and picked up an additional 20 points toward making the gate with his impressive come-from-behind neck victory in the $202, 400 Jeff Ruby Steaks (GIII) at Turfway Park. The son of Proud Citizen is trained by two-time Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill and was ridden to victory by Kyle Frey.
Blended Citizen previously earned two points for his third-place finish behind the filly Paved in the El Camino Real Derby a month ago. He is currently tied for 13th in the point standings, but is not Triple Crown nominated.
At odds of more than 6-1, Blended Citizen returned $14.40, $7.20 and $5. Runner-up Pony Up was also 6-1 at post time and returned $7 and $4.80. Arawak was another length back in third and paid $6.80 at odds of more than 12-1. The exacta was worth $121.20 and the trifecta paid $315.05 for 50 cents.
Zanesville, Mugaritz, Sky Promise, Cash Call Kitten, Ride a Comet, Dreamer’s Point, Magical Meister, Archagellos and the favored Hazit rounded out the order of finish.
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