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California Chrome Draws Post 1 for Derby

California Chrome drew post one for the Pennsylvania Derby. ©Nikki Sherman

California Chrome drew post one for the Pennsylvania Derby. ©Nikki Sherman

With the very first pill drawn, California Chrome landed in the one-hole for Saturday’s Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby right here at Parx Racing. He is scheduled to arrive on the grounds tomorrow afternoon.

Also entered in the PA Derby are G1 Haskell Invitational winner Bayern, G2 West Virginia Derby victor Tapiture, Robert B. Lewis (G2) winner Candy Boy, and Jerome Stakes (G2) winner Noble Moon. Protonico and locally-trained Classic Giacnroll both exit the G3 Smarty Jones Stakes on Labor Day at Parx, where they ran one-two. Closing out the field is recent allowance winner C J’s Awesome.

Here are the fields for the three biggest races on Saturday’s card at Parx:

Track announcer Keith Jones reveals the Pennsylvania Derby field ©Nikki Sherman

Track announcer Keith Jones reveals the Pennsylvania Derby field ©Nikki Sherman


$1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (Grade 2)

1. California Chrome (Victor Espinoza)
2. Candy Boy (Joel Rosario)
3. Protonico (Javier Castellano)
4. Bayern (Martin Garcia)
5. Noble Moon (Irad Ortiz, Jr.)
6. Classic Giacnroll (Kendrick Carmouche)
7. Tapiture (Rosie Napravnik)
8. C J’s Awesome (Edgar Prado)

$1,000,000 Cotillion (Grade 1)

1. Cassatt (Kerwin Clark)
2. Sweet Reason (Irad Ortiz, Jr.)
3. House Rules (Javier Castellano)
4. Joint Return (Kendrick Carmouche)
5. Vero Amore (Frankie Pennington
6. Little Alexis (Joel Rosario)
7. Jo Jo Warrior (Martin Garcia)
8. Untapable (Rosie Napravnik)
9. Stopchargingmaria (John Velazquez)

$300,000 Gallant Bob Handicap (Grade 3)

1. Favorite Tale (John Bisono)
2. Camden Street (Roberto Alvarado, Jr.)
3. Bump Start (Rosie Napravnik)
4. Prudhoe Bay (Paco Lopez)
5. Pure Sensation (Joel Rosario)
6. Fast Anna (Irad Ortiz, Jr.)
7. Good Bye Greg (Florent Geroux)

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