04/07/2012 6:08PM

Aqueduct: Trinniberg cruises to victory in Bay Shore Stakes

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Tom Keyser
Trinniberg wins the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes by three lengths under Willie Martinez.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Allowed to coast along on an uncontested lead, just as in the Swale four weeks earlier, Trinniberg romped to an unchallenged victory in a slow-motion renewal of Saturday’s Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes.

Although Trinniberg’s opening half-mile of 47.41 seconds was hindered to some extent by a headwind, as was Broadway Alibi’s half in 47.25 wiring the Comely a race earlier, veteran rider Willie Martinez basically stole the race in broad daylight. Consider that New York-bred maidens went almost a full second faster to the half through the same wind earlier in the day.

Trinniberg ($4.70), the slight favorite over 7-5 runner-up Hardened Wildcat, broke alertly from the rail and was taken well out into the track. He went along his merry way through an opening quarter in 23.46 as How Do I Win and King and Crusader gave tepid chase. The winner continued well off the rail around the turn and into the stretch and galloped away with a few shakes of the reins to win the seven-furlong race by three easy lengths in 1:23.46, sprinting the last eighth in 11.96.

“Once I cleared the chute, I knew it was all over,” Martinez said. “I was just trying to be a passenger. He’s the pilot.”

Hardened Wildcat rallied wide from the back of the pack, altered course to the rail in midstretch, and was clear for the runner-up spot by 5 1/2 lengths over How Do I Win.

Maan was fourth, another 1 3/4 lengths behind.

King and Crusader, Phil Dancer, Perfect Trippi, and Copy My Swagger (eased) completed the order of finish.

Trinniberg, a bargain $21,000 2-year-old buy last April, improved to 2 for 2 this year and remained perfect on fast tracks overall at 3 for 3 for trainer Bisnath Parboo. The $150,000 winner’s share increased his graded stakes earnings to $324,500, virtually assuring him a berth in the Kentucky Derby, if his connections so choose.

“The performance was amazing,” owner Shivananda Parbhoo said. “The plans are for the Preakness, but let me see how good he comes out. There’s a 15 percent chance for the Kentucky Derby. I want to go long. Me and my pops [Bisnath Parboo] are an amazing team.”

Trinniberg was to be vanned back to Calder on Monday.

Slew32A More than 1 year ago
I think racing has painted themselves into a corner putting so much emphasis on the 3y.o.races. Those were some good races yesterday. The Carter was a true Grade 1, the crowd was pretty big ( i don't know how they count attendance since there's not going thru turnstiles and you can walk to and from the casino) haven't seen that many there since the days of Bold Forbes and Avatar. Could be a good sign for N.Y. racing.
Rob Beaudoin More than 1 year ago
The Preakness, The Derby? Are these connections HIGH? You have a top level sprinter and that's not good enough? I gurantee once they run this horse in any TC race he will never be the same.
Robin Cardoza More than 1 year ago
Congratulations to his Trinniberg and his connections. Well done! They are a nice group of people and I couldn't be happier for them with their win.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Trinni's rider is later impuned by a DRF writer who envisions Trinni 'whipped beyond the point of exhaustion" in the Derby. I have demanded a public apology. No response.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Hey Litfin... Can you do any more to knock Trinniberg, his performance today, or his connections? What in the world has happened to "sportswriters"? You might be witness to the beginnings of a real story. Now get tied on pinhead. The way Trinniberg won today would win the Belmont... He can do that lick all day. Were you not watching?
Vin More than 1 year ago
Clearly , you don't understand horse racing. The BELMONT??? Please , the field he beat was nothing.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
I commented elsewhere that you had to like the way Gemologist dug in the last forty yards. Alpha had to check sharply in the Clubhouse turn and Teeth of The Dog (coming off of his Maiden win) got banged around early as well. I'll say this again... Trinniberg can hit that lick all day long and still throw a big last quarter at you. 1 1/2 miles, no problem. Time will tell. By the way, which end of a horse eats?
TriniLoo More than 1 year ago
Well done Trinniberg. You are representing the name well. I'd forget the Derby, as Hansen is going to set a torrid pace, which will bode well for a 'useful' closer.
Rob Beaudoin More than 1 year ago
trinniberg is so light and day faster than any derby contender that he could have a 5 length lead 2 furlongs in if he wanted too. Problem is he would finish 40 lengths back after he gets inhaled on the far turn.
Richard Catalano More than 1 year ago
i think your dead wrong, considering who will be running in the preakness, i can see this horse no worse than third maybe better
Vin More than 1 year ago
So Rich , tell us who will be running in the Preakness. ROFLMAO