Super Stock dominates $200,000 Ellis Park Derby

Super Stock strides to victory in the Ellis Park Derby - Coady photo

This year’s Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Super Stock had no problems in Sunday’s $200,000 Ellis Park Derby, as the son of Dialed In pulled away with authority in the stretch to score by 3 3/4-lengths (WATCH RACE).

For Dialed In, the victory pushed his 2021 progeny earnings over the $5 million mark. The Darby Dan stallion is also the sire of this year’s Indiana Derby (G3) and West Virginia Derby (G3) winner Mr. Wireless.

At the break of Sunday’s 1 1/8-mile contest, Colonel Bowman was hustled to the lead, with Super Stock holding the second spot a length behind around the first turn. Joe Talamo sat patiently on Super Stock until the midway point on the final turn, when he ranged up along side the pacesetter. From there, Super Stock took the lead on his own accord, and after a few crosses from Talamo in upper stretch, he drew clear in the final furlong to win going away.

The final time on the fast track was 1:48.89.

Super Stock is trained by Steve Asmussen for his father Keith and co-owner Erv Woolsey. The bay colt now sports a record of 3-2-2 from 12 starts, with all his wins coming in stakes. He sits on the cusp of $1 million in earnings, at $957,677.

The winner was bred in Kentucky by Pedro and P. J. Gonzalez.