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Brilliant Speed Wins US Gr1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
Fast-finishing colt Brilliant Speed (Dynaformer-Speed Succeeds, by Gone West) motored home from last-in-running to snatch victory in a 3-way photo-finish to the US$750,000 Gr1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (9 furlongs on all-weather) for 3YOs at Keeneland in Kentucky. Brilliant Speed (ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Thomas Albertrani) scored by a nose from fellow colt Twinspired (Harlan's Holiday-Historical Drive, by El Prado) with a further head to another colt King Congie (Badge Of Silver-Wise Ending, by End Sweep). Brilliant Speed took his record to 2 wins & 4 placings (including February's Listed Hallandale Beach Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park & Listed Dania Beach Stakes over 8 furlongs at Gulfstream Park) from 8 starts for US$515,750 earnings.