Perfect Bull glided into the starting gate on Saturday wearing glue-on shoes rather than the standard aluminum racing plates for the first time. When the gates opened the colt broke cleanly and confidently relaxed well off the pace. Perhaps the colt favors such foot wear or he simply exuded the professionalism expected from a seasoned runner. Traveling seventh in the field of ten, the jockey asked him for his run at the quarter pole. As they entered the stretch the Red & Black silks of Red Dog Stables were moving best of all. The colt powered to the wire and won by a neck!
Perfect Bull will be returning to Canterbury Park this week in preparation for his summer campaign. With victories over different courses, surfaces, against open competition and defeating older rivals, the future looks bright for this Minnesota bred colt. Should he come out of his recent effort and trip home in top shape, the next target is an open allowance for three year-olds offered on May 11 at Prairie Meadows.
Replay of the 8th race on April 25th from Tampa Bay Downs.