Roy H is in hand winning the 2019 Palos Verdes S. (G2) - Benoit photo
Roy H's four-length score in Saturday's $200,000 Palos Verdes S. (G2) proved that the son of More Than Ready is as good as ever as he gears up for his 2019 campaign.
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Off since scoring his second straight win in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) in November, Roy H made it back to back wins in the Palos Verdes as well, besting his time of 1:09 3/5 in last year's win by nearly a full second despite being geared down late by jockey Paco Lopez.
“He’s something else, he’s a thing of beauty. He’s a machine and I’m running out of superlatives,” said winning trainer Peter Miller.
The race was little more than a workout for the now seven-year-old. He comfortably tracked Conquest Tsunami until the quarter-pole, when he went by effortlessly and cruised through the lane to stop the timer in 1:08.89 for the six furlongs.
“He loves to run and I had a whole lotta horse the whole way. He definitely ran as good today as he did in the Breeders’ Cup. He was just incredible,” added Lopez.
Roy H now seven graded stakes wins and earnings of $3,139,765. He is More Than Ready's all-time leading earner in North American and one of his five horses worldwide to earn at least $2 million.
Miller said Roy H's next goal would be the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) in late March, a race he was third in last year.