Summer Is Tomorrow Comes Up Short in 2022 Kentucky Derby
Monday, May 9, 2022
Runnymede Sales graduate Summer Is Tomorrow led the field through the first half mile of the 148th running on the Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, the three year old son of Summer Front was unable to hold that pace after being unsettled during the raucous atmosphere that accompanies the post parade. Jockey Mickael Barzalona observed that the 1 1/4-mile Derby distance also was a factor.
“He’s a perfect six- to seven-furlong horse. Today, we got pressure early on and I couldn’t save (his speed) as I did in Dubai last time," Barzalona said of the G2 UAE Derby runner-up, who, ironically, got the most pressure early in the race from UAE Derby winner Crown Pride. Summer Is Tomorrow threw down taxing opening splits of :21.78 and :45.36. We will continue to look out for this gritty colt as we follow his racing career.