Although Brother Derek will be the lone speed, at some point, you always get pressure in a race. Whether we catch him or not, it's about this horse moving forward, it's about him learning a little bit more, and I think he's going to do that.
We were able to save a little ground around the turn. The way he switched leads turning for home, he was really reaching out. He made up a lot of ground, and I was very happy with his effort. He seems to have improved with each start, and this was his biggest step forward, but it was at the right time of year.