May 22, 2019

Anothertwistafate dominates El Camino Real Derby

Anothertwistafate captures the El Camino Real Derby (c) Vassar Photography

by John Mucciolo

Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.’s Anothertiwstafate broke best and went straight to the lead in Saturday’s $101,800 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields. The Blaine Wright trainee would never be headed in posting a seven-length romp in the Road to the Kentucky Derby event.

The race was worth 10-4-2-1 points to the respective top four finishers towards a starting berth in the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Sent postward as the 6-5 betting favorite, Anothertwistafate had company early from 9-5 second choice Kingly. He was a head clear after an opening quarter-mile in :23.38, one length ahead following four furlongs in :49.09 and a half-length in control as six panels went in 1:13.78.

Jockey Juan Hernandez asked the colt for more at the top of the lane and he responded in fine fashion, easily opening up a big edge that was maintained to the wire. Anothertwistafate finished off 1 1/8 miles on the all-weather Tapeta in 1:50.38.

Kingly, who scratched from the Risen Star Stakes (G2) which took place at Fair Grounds not long after the El Camino Real Derby, garnered runner-up honors while 2 1/2 lengths clear of 10-1 fourth choice More Ice, who rallied from off the pace to get a stakes placing.

Anothertwistafate improved his lifetime mark to 4-3-0-0 with earnings of $94,545 following his initial stakes triumph. He was bred in the Bluegrass State by Pursuit of Success LLC.

The son of Scat Daddy was purchased for $360,000 at the 2018 OBS June two-year-olds in training sale. He is out of the First Defence mare Imprecation, who is a half-sister to multiple Group 1 victress Nebraska Tornado. The mare also has an unnamed two-year-old colt by Hard Spun as well as an unnamed yearling filly by Into Mischief.