Incriminate discriminates himself from the field
Darley Stable's Incriminate set himself apart from the field of nine in an allowance race on Santa Anita's downhill turf course today with jockey Brice Blanc in the irons. Bet down to three-to-one from his morning line of eight-to-one, the public seemed to have a better handle on the ability of the Unbridle's Song gray to prevail against a tough field that included stakes winners. He broke alertly, but was rated back in seventh position as they came down the hill. He was boxed in tightly crossing the dirt, but found room on the outside and came home impressively to win by a length in 1:12.44 for the six-and-a-half furlongs.
"He has really grown and matured," said trainer Eoin Harty. "He's very professional about his work. He's improving and is capable of getting some black type down the road."
The four-year-old colt turned his form around under new racing tactics since last fall. Harty credits Blanc with getting the colt to relax and taking him off the pace. He has won two of five races under Blanc.
Incriminate was bred in Kentucky by Classicstar and was purchased at the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale for $1.5 million. He is out of the Rollin On Over mare Roll Over Baby.