Pneumatic Earns Final Kentucky Derby Spot

Pneumatic earns the final Kentucky Derby spot for Kentucky Derby 2020. The Kentucky Derby is a little over two weeks away. The top 20 spots in the race have now been filled thanks to Pneumatic’s win at the Pegasus Stakes over the weekend.

Pneumatic entered the race sitting at 22 in the Kentucky Derby points standings. However, he managed to pick up 20 points with the win at the Pegasus Stakes. Which moved him into the 20th spot in the standings.

Earlier in the week, Scott Blasi, the assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, said that he and his boss would have to see the right signs from Pneumatic in Saturday’s race. Before making a decision about going forward with the lightly-raced colt.

Pneumatic impressed his trainers. Rolling to a 2 1/4-length victory over Jesus’ Team in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes.
Jockey Joe Bravo was also impressed with Pneumatic’s performance at the Pegasus Stakes.

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“I don’t know what their plans are going forward. With this horse but I’d like to say he did this very effortlessly and well within himself,” Bravo said.

In his last start, Pneumatic finished fourth at the Belmont Stakes. However, he got off to a fast start at the Pegasus Stakes. Also, was able to easily hold off a rallying Jesus’ Team.

“I talked to Steve. And his assistant Scott Blasi this morning and they were really excited about the horse,” Bravo said. “But you never really know until you sit on them. He was just in full control the whole time. A very relaxed animal — he was going very smoothly.

“I give credit to the other two horses for hanging with him for second and third because we kicked so solidly turning for home and I looked and I said `okay, they’ve stayed with us for a little bit.’ ”

August 17, 2020 by : Posted in betting No Comments

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