Metaboss deployed a scintillating burst of speed down the stretch to take Saturday's $200,525 El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields, putting himself on the Derby trail with 10 points.
Sent off at 6-1 in the wake of a good-looking turf maiden score at Santa Anita, the Jeff Bonde trainee kicked 2 1/2 lengths clear down the stretch. Hall of Famer Alex Solis guided Metaboss through 1 1/8 miles on the Tapeta surface in 1:49 4/5.
Cross the Line extricated himself from a spot of traffic to grab second and earned four Derby points. The 9-5 favorite Conquest Typhoon finished third, good for two more Derby points, and he now has a total of six. Fourth-placer Harmonic was awarded one point.
For the complete recap, and more on Metaboss' background, visit this link at Brisnet.com.