Cadet Gold wires them all
Determination. It's a useful quality in life, and it's exceptionally useful in a thoroughbred. Cadet Gold, our two-year-old son of Malabar Gold, broke like a rocket and set testing early fractions. After ripping through a quarter-mile in 21.2, Cadet Gold continued to motor along on the front end cutting the half in 45 flat. Cadet Gold was collared at the eighth pole, but he dug in determinedly and would not be denied winning by a nose.
Trainer Dallas Stewart said, "What a thrilling race. I am so happy with this colt. He is brilliantly fast. That's a great weapon to have, but it is a double-edged sword. You can be very fast and not finish. Today, he went fast early and finished strongly. It looked like they might run past him a furlong out, but he refused to lose. He would not let that other horse beat him. That's the kind of race you love to see, but this colt is certainly going to sleep very well for a couple days."
Jockey Robby Albarado said, "This horse is very fast. He took me to the lead himself, and I just tried to sit on him. We went fast, but he was going comfortably. I really didn't shake him up until the top of the stretch. I knew Shaun Bridgmohan was up on the horse coming after me, and I didn't want him to break the most wins on a card record that I share with Randy Romero. I asked everything I could from my colt, and he was as tough as nails."
Cadet Gold earned $23,400 for the win.