Monday, February 20 2012
DADDY NOSE BEST, LUCKY CHAPPY EXIT EL CAMINO REAL DERBY WELL
ALBANY -- Daddy Nose Best and Lucky Chappy, the one-two finishers in Saturday’s $201,300 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, both came out of their thrilling stretch battle in good order.
Daddy Nose Best defeated Lucky Chappy by a nose, the closest finish in the 31-year history of the El Camino Real Derby. Daddy Nose Best is trained by Midwest-based Steve Asmussen, who won Northern California’s major Kentucky Derby prep for the second straight year. Asmussen won the 2011 El Camino Real Derby with Silver Medallion.
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