Sophomore Talent Instagrand Tops Saturday’s Pat Day Mile

by | 04.30.2019 | 6:43pm
Instagrand (Into Mischief) and jockey Javier Castellano in the Gotham (Gr III) at Aqueduct Racetrack 3/9/19. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: OXO Equine LLC

OXO Equine's Instagrand, third in the Santa Anita Derby (GI) in his most recent start, tops a field of 14 3-year-olds entered for the 95th running of the $400,000 Pat Day Mile (GIII) Presented by LG&E and KU.

The Pat Day Mile, run on Churchill Downs' main track, is scheduled as Kentucky Derby day's 10th race and has a 4:28 post time.

Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Instagrand won his two starts in 2018 by a combined 20 ¼ lengths and opened 2019 with a third-place finish in the Gotham (GIII) before his run in the Santa Anita Derby.

Javer Castellano has the mount on Instagrand and will break from post position 10.

The field for the Pat Day Mile, with riders and weight from the rail, is: Durkin's Call (Junior Alvarado, 118 pounds), Market King (Mike Smith, 118), Dream Maker (Julien Leparoux, 118), Mr Money Bags (Chris Landeros, 118), Dunph (Tyler Gaffalione, 118), Tobacco Road (Tyler Baze, 118), Mr. Money (Gabriel Saez, 118), Manny Wah (Shaun Bridgmohan, 118), Captain Von Trapp (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118), Instagrand (Castellano, 118), Frolic More (Brian Hernandez Jr., 118), Everfast (Robby Albarado, 118), Hog Creek Hustle (Corey Lanerie, 118) and Last Judgment (John Velazquez, 118). Also-eligible: Global Campaign (Luis Saez, 118).

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