Retrospection has not been worse than second all year and proved that he cannot be overlooked as he paired up with Jockey Robby Albarado to take home the top prize in the 14th running of the $150,000 Governor’s Stakes Wednesday, Aug. 9. They covered the one mile and 70-yard event in a time of 1:42.66 to record their second win in five starts for 2017.
Starting from the outside post 11, Retrospection had intentions of getting up close to the pace early on, but a lot of traffic forced Albarado wide in the first turn as Shezaguy and Eddie Perez scooted up the inside to take advantage of the top spot early on. Evader and Marcelino Pedroza, also a longshot in the field, also made their presence known early, sitting to the outside of Shezaguy through the early portions of the race. Retrospection never let the top two get out away from them too far and maintained their position down the backstretch.