most recently third in the Grade 2 San Felipe, 13 ½ lengths behind
winner California Chrome, is scheduled to arrive at Aqueduct Tuesday for
the Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, his first start
outside California. Trainer John Sadler said the bay son of Distorted
Humor worked well at Santa Anita on Sunday, covering six furlongs in a
handy 1:12 2/5.
Photo: Benoit Photo
his last race, we changed his running style and took him back on a
speed-favoring track and that probably was a mistake," said Sadler of
Kristo, who is 1-3-1 from five career starts. "He ran much better in the
[Grade 3] Sham before that [second to Midnight Hawk] and we think he
deserves one more chance."
is looking to emulate the Wood success of California invaders such as I
Want Revenge (2009), Bob and John (2006), Congaree (2001) and Fusaichi
Accompanying Kristo on the flight will be Grade 3 Bay Shore hopeful Kobe's Back,
who won the Grade 2 San Vincente by 5 ¼ lengths but then was seventh of
eight after being rank early in the Grade 2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park. The
California-based Sadler's last graded stakes win in New York was the
1993 Bay Shore with Three Peat.