Apart dashes past pack, beats Colizeo in Schaefer Memorial

May 21, 2011|By Baltimore Sun

Apart overtook Colizeo down the stretch to with the $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Memorioal by a neck.

Jockey Garrett Gomez, who also won the race last year, circled three wide into the lane to overtake Colizeo, a Todd Pletcher-trained entry who led from the beginning.

“I wanted to sit back a little and just make one run with him,” Gomez said. “When the pace slowed down a little to my liking, I was able to edge up a little closer to [Colizeo]. I always felt I had him within range. He traveled well. When we turned for home, I felt pretty good. I just had to reach down and give him a little love tap to make sure he didn’t fall asleep.”

Apart is a four-time stakes winner.

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