09/06/2010 8:19PM

Don'twaitforme leads from start to finish in Richmond Derby Trial

Four-Footed Fotos
Dearest Princess establishes herself as the favorite for the B.C. Oaks by winning Monday's Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Don’twaitforme led every step of the way in the $53,546 Richmond Derby Trial at Hastings on Monday. The Derby Trial is the final prep for the Grade 3, $150,000 B.C. Derby on Sept. 26.

With Amadeo Perez aboard, Don’twaitforme ($8.80) broke on top in the 1 1/16-mile miles race and set modest fractions of 23.93 and 48.00. He held a half-length lead after six furlongs in 1:13.21 and took a 1 ½-length lead into the stretch. Don’twaitforme was ridden out while drawing off to win by 3 ¼ lengths over the 5-2 favorite Cherokee Notion. Ain made a late move to finish third in the 10-horse field.

Trained by Rob Van Overschot, Don’twaitforme posted a final time of 1:43.99 over a track rated sloppy.

* Earlier on the card, Dearest Princess established herself as the early favorite for the $75,000 B.C. Oaks on Sept. 25 with a one-length victory over Otero in the $52,831 Hong Kong Jockey Club.

With Fernando Perez aboard, Dearest Princess was eased off a quick pace and then made a strong late move to pass Otero in the late stretch. Final time for 1 1/16 miles was 1:45.16.

Trained by Mel Snow, Dearest Princess paid $6.20 as the favorite in the nine-horse field.

* In the $26,754 PNE President's Speed, Boundless Cat ($20.20) got up in the last jump to nose out Cardinal Zin. Trained by Steve Henson and ridden by Richard Hamel, Boundless Cat posted a final time of 1:10.58 in the six-furlong sprint.