Don’t is too big a step for Chad Brown or one of his horses. Not at Arlington Park. Not on the grass. Not even in Grade 1 Stakes.
Valid Point, making just his third start, just won an allowance race for the talented turf guru last time out. Seems fitting that he try a G1 the next time out, right?
Fit just perfectly.
On Saturday, Valid Point looked like a world-beater on a grandiose stage, firing down the lane to win the G1 Secretariat.
Trainer Chad Brown — Valid Point (1st):
“Thanks to Mike Ryan and Bob Edwards. The horse got hurt at 2 and we couldn’t run him, but they gave him back to me in excellent shape.”
Jockey Javier Castellano — Valid Point:
“I really like the way he felt today,” Castellano said. “I let the horse be himself and relax going into the first turn and get into a nice rhythm. The way he finished was impressive to me. When I picked him up he responded right away and I think he’s going to be a really nice horse.”
Jockey Wayne Lordan — Van Beethoven (2nd):
“He ran well. I would have liked to have ridden him a bit more forward, but we got away a little bit slow. We ran a very good race.”