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Midnight Interlude Wins US Gr1 Santa Anita Derby
US colt Midnight Interlude (War Chant-Midnight Kiss, by Groom Dancer) scored by a head in the US$1 million Gr1 Santa Anita Derby (9 furlongs) for 3YOs at Santa Anita Park in California. Midnight Interlude (ridden by Victor Espinoza for trainer Bob Baffert) defeated the gelding Comma To The Top (Bwana Charlie-Maggies Storm, by Stormy Atlantic) & fellow colt Mr Commons (Artie Schiller-Joustabout, by Apalachee). Midnight Interlude took his record to 2 wins & 2 placings from 4 starts for US$649,680 earnings.