(By My Standards Wins the Oaklawn Handicap / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Oaklawn Park)

(By My Standards / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

From HorseRacingNation.com & Other Sources:

When deciding to send By My Standards to the Grade 2, $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Bret Calhoun said it was with hopes of seeing the colt blossom into one of the nation’s top older horses.

The son of Goldencents arrived Saturday when stalking the pace, then going by Warrior’s Charge for another signature score at Oaklawn Park.

Campaigned by Chester Thomas’ Allied Racing, By My Standards improved to 3-for-3 this season with victories in allowance company as well as Fair Grounds’ New Orleans Classic (G2). He hasn’t received a serious challenge yet, beginning to carve a path to the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Jockey Gabriel Saez — By My Standards (1st):

“He’s growing every time and he’s getting better and better,” Saez said. “I talked to Bret this morning. He doesn’t give much instructions — just try to get into a good position and get the job done. ‘Gabe, you know what to do, and you’ve been on him most of the time.’”

Jockey Florent Geroux — Warrior’s Charge (2nd):

“He ran good,” said Warrior’s Charge jockey Florent Geroux. “It wasn’t like we were the only speed. They were fair fractions. Not suicidal by any means. My horse had a long time between races and I think he got a little tired. He was also stretching out to 1 1/8, which is a question for him. It was a great race. Tough field and he showed up.”