Barese dominates New York Derby

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Barese cruises to third stakes score in Monday’s $150,000 New York Derby. SV Photography.

Paradise Farms Corp.’s and David Staudacher’s Barese made a winning return to the state-bred ranks Monday with a powerful victory over three rivals in the $150,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes.

Fourth last time being Tawny Port, Grade 1 Florida Derby winner White Abarrio and eventual Grade 1 Belmont Derby winner Classic Causeway, Barese collected his third stakes win of 2022 in the New York Derby. The son of Laoban won the Rego Park and Gander at Aqueduct before giving open company a try and finishing fifth in eventual Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal’s victory in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial.

Barese, bred by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Thoroughbreds and Lewis Lakin’s Lakland Farm, went to the post as the 7-5 second choice in the field reduced by one with the scratch of Grabbing the Money. Manny Franco and even-money favorite Aggregation came away well at the break and took the lead, just ahead of Barese and jockey Richardo Santana Jr. and third choice Best Idea and John Velazquez.

Aggregation stayed a few paths off the rail into the first turn and led by a half-length through the opening quarter-mile in :23.88. He opened it up to a length to the half in :48.07 before Barese inched up a little more approaching the far turn. Barese drew alongside the leader midway on the turn, putting a head in front and opening up.

Barese drew off from there, opening up past the mile in 1:38.67 and winning by 4 lengths over Best Idea with Aggregation third and State Planning fourth. Barese won in 1:45.70 over the sloppy and sealed track.

Barese’s connections celebrate his latest victory, the $150,000 New York Derby. SV Thoroughbreds.

Foaled at Sequel Thoroughbreds in Hudson, Barese is the third foal out of the unraced Successful Appeal mare Right Prevails. Trainer Mike Maker purchased the colt for $150,000 out of Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock consignment at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Barese won his debut for Maker and his owners in one of the first two New York-bred maiden special weight races run last year, taking a 5-furlong event by a half-length May 21 at Belmont Park. Off until Jan. 9, Barese returned to win the Rego Park and then the Gander about a month later. After a fifth in the Wood Memorial and a third in a division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes, Barese finished 7 1/4 lengths back in fourth in the Grade 3 Ohio Derby.

Right Prevails, a full sister to Grade 3 winner and 2005 Kentucky Derby runner-up Closing Argument, had produced one winner from two starters at the time of the Gulfstream sale.

Her first winner, Barese’s 5-year-old full sister Breakfastatbonnies, is 3-for-6 and finished third in the Feb. 13 Broadway Stakes at Aqueduct. An $80,000 purchase by OWL Stable at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, Breakfastatbonnies has earned $164,140. Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock sold Barese and Breakfastatbonnies.

Right Prevails is also the dam of an unanmed 2-year-old filly by The Lieutenant, a New York-bred yearling colt by Mission Impazible and a New Yrork-bred colt by Catalina Cruiser, all bred in New York and co-bred by Sequel and Lakland.

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