RELENTLESS RED BREAKS MAIDEN IN DEBUT
West Point's two-year-old Relentless Red broke his maiden at first asking on June 28th and did it impressively. Breaking from the four hole because of a scratch, Relentless Red broke well and was allowed to settle early and sad in the middle of a six horse pack with two horses to his inside and two to his outside. Relentless Red remained unphased and within the first quarter mile two horses in the pack dropped back and Red sat a clear fourth just over two-lengths off a pace that went in a swift 22 flat. As the leaders advanced into the turn, Pat Day gave Relentless Red a little more reign and he rushed up on his to the throat latch of the leaders while traveling four wide. The half went in 45.3. As the field straightened away for home, Relentless Red stuck his head in front while still under a hand ride. When asked the question, Relentless Red responded. Pat Day continued to ride confidently only needing a vigorous hand ride to help Relentless Red draw off to a one and one-half length victory. The final time for the race was a very solid 58.2.
Pat Day said that he was, "very confident" and could tell that he had, "a lot of horse under him". He went on to further say that he was, "amazed at how strongly Relentless Red galloped out after the race." Relentless Red earned $27,320 for the victory.