Uncharacteristic Beats Myopic To Wire Again In Canadian Derby

In his sixth lifetime start, Uncharacteristic added graded stakes winner to his resume, taking the Grade 3 Canadian Derby at Century Mile Racetrack in Nisku, Alberta. The gray 3-year-old gelding sat midpack through much of the 1 1/4-mile stakes, went to the outside on the final turn, and then wore down the favorite Myopic in the stretch to win.

Breaking from post two, jockey Alexander Marti wrapped up on the Texas Wildcatter gelding early, as Myopic was squeezed between horses at the start but found his way to second behind front runner Smart Play. Uncharacteristic ran fourth on the rail behind Smart Play and Myopic as the two traded the lead on the backstretch and into the far turn.

Still behind the front runners as they entered the turn, Marti took Uncharacteristic to the outside, entering the stretch two wide as Myopic and Smart Play battled for the lead. Uncharacteristic dug in and wore down both in the last sixteenth of a mile to win by a length. The final time for the 1 1/4-mile G3 Canadian Derby was 2:04.16.

Winner of the listed Manitoba Derby over Myopic last out, Uncharacteristic paid $9.20, $4.20, and $3.30. Myopic paid $3.50 and $2.90. Smart Play paid $5.40 to show.

Bred in Kentucky by Glen Todd, Uncharacteristic is out of the Macho Uno mare My Kentucky Rose. He is owned by Adam Isfeld and trained by Robert VanOverschot. The 3-year-old gelding has two wins in four starts in 2021, for a lifetime record of three wins in six starts.

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