BISHOPS BAY posted a noteworthy 97 Beyer Speed Figure on debut Feb. 18 at the Fair Grounds, defeating next-out ‘Rising Star‘ First Mission in the process and showed his own ‘TDN Rising Star‘-worthy determination Sunday at the venue in his first trip at two-turns for owners Spendthrift Farm LLC, Steve Landers Racing LLC, Martin S. Schwartz, Michael Dubb, Ten Strike Racing, Jim Bakke, Titletown Racing, LLC, Kueber Racing, LLC, Big Easy Racing LLC, Winners Win, Michael Caruso, and WinStar Farm, LLC.
PROMISE ME A RIDE Triple Crown-nominated and sporting many of the same owners as his stablemate one race prior, Bishops Bay (Uncle Mo), raced from the second flight in this off-turf unveiling and rode the rail going into the first turn. Angled out into the four path and pulling for his head to take command, Promise Me a Ride was in control at the half-mile pole and going willingly at the three-eighths. Striding clear as Monomoy Girl’s half-brother and even-money favorite Tapthedrum closed encouragingly from fourth to take runner-up honors by a head, the dark bay gave his conditioner a daily double by 4 1/4 lengths. He is owned by Spendthrift Farm LLC, Steve Landers LLC, Schwartz, Martin S., Dubb, Michael, Ten Strike Racing, Bakke, Jim, Titletown Racing, LLC, Kueber Racing, LLC, Big Easy Racing LLC, Winners Win and Caruso, Michael J.