Derby Undercard: Jackie’s Warrior leads the brigade of a dozen in Pat Day Mile

April 28, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kirk and Judy Robison’s two-time Grade 1 winner Jackie’s Warrior tops a field of a dozen 3-year-olds for Saturday’s 97th running of the Pat Day Mile presented by LG&E and KU (GII).

The main track test will go as Saturday’s eighth race with a 2:48 p.m. post time.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Jackie’s Warrior won his first four starts, a streak that included daylight victories in the Saratoga Special (GII), Hopeful (GI) and Champagne (GI). Jackie’s Warrior finished third behind Essential Quality over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park in the Southwest (GIII) in his lone start of 2021.

Joel Rosario has the mount and will exit post three.

Figuring to be one of the main challengers to Jackie’s Warrior is Godolphin’s homebred Prevalence.

Trained by Brendan Walsh, Prevalence started his career with two blowout victories before finishing sixth in the Wood Memorial (GII) in his most recent start. Tyler Gaffalione has the mount from post five.

The field for the Pat Day Mile, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: 

1. Three Two Zone (Kendrick Carmouche, 118 pounds)

2. Ultimate Badger (Joe Talamo, 118)

3. Jackie’s Warrior (Rosario, 122)

4. Prevalence (Gaffalione, 118)

5. Starrininmydreams (Luis Saez, 118)

6. Dream Shake (Flavien Prat, 118)

7. Sittin On Go (Corey Lanerie, 118)

8. Dreamer’s Disease (David Cohen, 118)

9. Noble Reflection (John Velazquez, 118)

10. Joe Frazier (Florent Geroux, 118)

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Photo: Jackie’s Warrior wins the 2020 Champagne Stakes at Saratoga (NYRA/Chelsea Durand)

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