Asmussen, Santana team up to sweep Downs’ 2-year-old stakes

Asmussen, Santana team up to sweep Downs’ 2-year-old stakes
Saturday's card had the spotlight on 2-year-olds.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana enjoyed a huge day Saturday at Churchill Downs. They swept both stakes on the card, the Golden Rod and the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

In the Kentucky Jockey Club, Silver Prospector became a big prospect on the road Kentucky Derby trail as the colt held off 87-1 shot, Finneck the Fierce by three-quarters of a length. Odds-on Tiz The Law finished third. Silver Prospector began his career on the grass before switching to dirt in October at Keeneland where he won a 6 1/2 furlong race. Then he ran third in the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill.

Silver Prospector picked up 10 points on the Road to the Derby points scoreboard.

Earlier , the filly Finite took the Golden Rod Stakes to likely place her as a major player on the road to next year’s Kentucky Oaks.

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