Photo: Lou Hodges / Louisiana Downs
Concerns about Regal Ransom's readiness coming into the $750,000 Super Derby
(gr. II) proved inconsequential when the well-bred Godolphin colt rolled to a front-running victory at Louisiana Downs Sept. 19.
The 30th running of the Super Derby turned out to be over early when the 13-10 favorite Regal Ransom
bounded away to an effortless lead while posting pedestrian fractions.
Asked for a bit of run at the top of the stretch, the son of Distorted Humor–
Kelli's Ransom (by Red Ransom) was quickly long gone, opening up a five-length lead approaching mid-stretch.