Trainer Larry Jones has a promising new 2-year-old in his stable, a son of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and the veteran trainer hopes his young charge can make it back to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.
Super Steed showed his potential beneath the Twin Spires on Saturday's Stars of Tomorrow II card, capturing a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race by six lengths despite being bothered at the start.
“It's been a little while since we've had one where I feel like hey, we're back in this,” Jones told horseracingnation.com. “I don't think I've had a horse excite me or show me as much as a 2-year-old since probably Old Fashioned.”
Campaigned by Steed Jackson and breeder Michael Pressley, Super Steed is out of the Elusive Quality mare Totally Tucker, who was also trained by Jones. Pressley bought the mare for $20,000 as a yearling at Keeneland September, and she won twice and placed four times from 12 starts to earn just shy of $100,000.
In his first career start at Keeneland, Super Steed was on or near the lead throughout and just missed by a head at the wire, finishing second to Boldor. On Saturday, the colt defeated Boldor by six lengths.
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