Jimmy Creed triumphs in Grade 2 Potrero Grande S.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Distorted Humor's top sprinter Jimmy Creed got his second straight graded stakes win in Saturday’s $150,000 Potrero Grande S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park (VIDEO). Distorted Humor has now passed the $1.5 million mark in progeny earnings this year, putting him in the top 10 on the General Sire list.

Jimmy Creed, who won the Grade 1 Malibu S. the day after Christmas, was on the top of his game after the 3-plus month layoff. As expected, Comma to the Top broke on top with Jimmy Creed in close pursuit through fractions of 22.17 and 44.78. Jimmy Creed took command midway around the turn and held sway in the stretch win by three-quarters of a length, getting the six furlongs in a very quick 1:08.72.

“Richard just told me to let him get up on his feet and see what happens,” said winning rider Garrett Gomez. “He didn’t want me to take too much away from him so I didn’t, and he traveled beautifully. He actually made the lead earlier than I wanted but when I told him ‘let’s go’ he put his head down and his ears down and did what he was supposed to do. He’s a young horse, and he’s only getting better. He has a bright future.”

Jimmy Creed, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt, increased his earnings to $403,000 and improved his career mark to 8-4-2-1. Spendthrift Farm's B. Wayne Hughes paid $900,000 for Jimmy Creed in 2009 at the Keeneland September Yearling sale.

“He had a perfect trip,” added winning trainer Richard Mandella. “He had a great post on the outside this time and he broke good. It looked like it was meant to be.”

“The horse is a good horse,” asserted owner B. Wayne Hughes. “I think we’re going to try the Met Mile (G1 at Belmont Park, on May 27).”
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