Ohio Derby Draws Two Kentucky Derby Also-Rans, Ten Others
Flameaway, Lone Sailor Return From Triple Crown Trail
By Margaret Ransom
The last three winners of the Ohio Derby (GIII) used the Run for the Roses as a springboard to Thistledown’s signature race and, this year, two more who ran in Louisville on the first Saturday in May will make their appearance in this year’s renewal and face ten others.
The Cleveland weather has been typical of this time of year, though a bit cooler heading into the weekend. The afternoon high on Saturday is forecasted to be in the mid-70s, but the humidity will be high and thunderstorms are likely. Best to handicap for a wet track, too, just in case.
The ill-fated Irap emerged victorious here a year ago, and followed fellow Derby also-rans Mo Tom and Mr. Z from the two previous years. But other top runners to have emerged victorious in this nine-furlong post-Triple Crown Derby include Brass Hat, Milwaukee Brew, Skip Away, Lost Code, Broad Brush, Skip Trial, and Derby winner Black Gold back in 1924.
Sam F. Davis winner Flameaway is the… (more)