After coming up with unbeaten Triple Crown champion Justify in his penultimate crop, late sire Scat Daddy has bequeathed a rising star among his final offspring in Anothertwistafate. Peter Redekop B C Ltd.’s runner dominated Saturday’s $101,800 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, drawing off by seven lengths and earning 10 points toward the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Anothertwistafate warranted 6-5 favoritism off a pair of front-running romps over the Tapeta surface. Trainer Blaine Wright believed that his talented prospect was tactically flexible enough to stalk and pounce, but the hypothesis didn’t need to be tested.

Regular rider Juan Hernandez took hold of Anothertwistafate after he broke on top, giving Bob Baffert’s Kingly a chance to go on if he wanted. As it turned out, Anothertwistafate was just too quick even on cruise control. Being drawn inside of Kingly helped too, and the favorite took charge by the time they entered the clubhouse turn.

Then Hernandez cleverly slowed the pace down, and the amenable Anothertwistafate took a nice breather. His rivals never had a chance after that. Spurting away from Kingly on the far turn, Anothertwistafate was all by himself down the stretch as he finished 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.38.

Kingly was a clear second by 2 1/2 lengths. A full brother to 2016 Derby trail veteran Mohaymen, Kingly took home 4 points. More Ice got 2 points for rallying for third, and 48-1 longshot Angelo’s Pride earned 1 point in fourth.

Anothertwistafate boasts a 3-for-4 record with $94,545 in earnings. His only loss was a ninth in his career debut at Santa Anita on November 3. That was also his lone try on dirt, but Wright has said that it was the kickback – the spray of dirt coming from his rivals ahead of him – that put the inexperienced colt off his game, not so much the surface itself. To become a top-tier Derby contender, Anothertwistafate will have to answer the dirt question. The El Camino Real also offers a free berth to the Preakness (G1), so the Triple Crown trail is definitely beckoning.

A $360,000 two-year-old in training purchase at OBS June, Anothertwistafate comes from a line cultivated by internationally prominent Juddmonte Farms. His dam, Imprecation, is by First Defence (the Grade 1-winning son of Unbridled’s Song and Honest Lady). Imprecation is out of Grade 2 winner Media Nox, making her a half-sister to multiple French Group 1 star Nebraska Tornado, Group 2 victor Burning Sun, and Group 3 queen Mirabilis.