SENOR BUSCADOR won Friday night's Springboard Mile at Remington Park in Oklahoma City in his second start at Remington. The MINESHAFT colt won his first start at Remington clearing the wire two and a half lengths ahead of the competition. Last night, he proved he had what it takes to close on two champion juveniles as well.
SENOR BUSCADOR broke last from the rail and trailed the field early. FLASH OF MISCHIEF set quick fractions of :23.52 and :47.22. SENOR BUSCADOR angled out in the stretch and rallied home, covering the mile in 1:37.87. Closing from last he beat COWAN, the Breeders' Cup second place finisher, by 5 ¾ lengths. COWAN settled for second followed by RED N WILD and SAFFA'S DAY. OUTADORE found himself in fifth.
While the Springboard Mile is a Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race, the 2021 Kentucky Derby will be run Lasix-free for the first time in 2021. This meant that only COWAN was eligible for the Road to the Kentucky Derby points awarded last night, earning 4 points for his second place finish.
SENOR BUSCADOR is owned by Joe Peacock Jr., who bred the colt with his father, Joe Peacock, Sr. He is a half-brother to RUNAWAY GHOST, who won the Sunland Park Derby (G3) but was unable to run in the Kentucky Derby due to an injury. He is trained by Todd Fincher. He is one of three stakes winners produced by ROSE'S DESERT, a multiple stakes winner owned by the Peacocks.