Asmussen’s Fusa Code takes key Sunland Derby prep

by | 02.27.2011 | 8:24am

A Steve Asmussen-trained maiden upset the $100,000 Borderland Derby Saturday at Sunland Park.

7-1 Fusa Code ran greenly in the stretch but held on to win by three-quarters of a length for his first victory in five starts.  The 1 1/16-mile Borderland Derby is the major local prep for the Grade 3 Sunland Derby March 27.  Two years ago, the Sunland Derby produced a strong three-year-old contingent, including Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird.

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