Favorite Concord Point led wire-to-wire and won the $750,000
West Virginia Derby by a length on Saturday.
Bob Baffert-trained Concord Point ran the 1 1-8 mile dirt track
at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in 1:51.1. Martin
Garcia, who rode Lookin at Lucky to wins in the Preakness and
Haskell Invitational, was aboard Concord Point and held off a
challenge from Exhi down the stretch.
Concord Point won for the fourth time in six career starts and
paid $3.60, $2.80 and $2.40 in the Grade 2 race for 3 year
Todd Pletcher-trained Exhi, a winner at Turfway Park in March
and the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland in April, finished second and
returned $4.40 and $3. Third-place Nacho Friend was more than eight
lengths behind Exhi and paid $3.40.