Govenor Charlie Sets Track Record in Sunland Derby
Govenor Charlie fulfilled his pedigree in Sunday’s Grade 3 Sunland Derby, setting a Sunland Park track record for 1 1/8 miles. Martin Garcia rode the colt to a win by five lengths over Show Some Magic, covering the distance in 1:47.54. The Bob Baffert trainee’s effort earned him 50 points toward a Kentucky Derby start.
Govenor Charlie was bred in Kentucky by owner Michael Pegram. He is the son of Midnight Lute out of Silverbulletway, who is a daughter of Storm Cat and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Silverbulletday. The Sunland Derby was his second career win in his first stakes run.
Show Some Magic was second; Abraham was third. See the full chart here.