Kentucky Derby #20. Patch 30-1
Union Rags x Windyindy (A.P. Indy) KY
T Pletcher / T Gaffalione
1-2-0 (3) $230,020
The one-eyed wonder is the talk of social media. He’s the most lightly raced colt of the bunch with just 3 starts and will be fighting Apollo’s curse since he didn’t debut until mid January. Patch has impressed in each of his 3 races – breaking his maiden with a big speed figure at Gulfstream, then finishing a good second in the G2 Louisiana Derby. A lot of Derby history is up against Patch, but he’ll be a definite fan-favorite on Derby day.
He hasn’t run on a wet track, and it’s hard to say if freshman-sire Union Rags will be a good mud sire.
Pedigree Note: He’s a half-brother to G2 winner Tiz Windy.