Audible took advantage of a meteoric pace Saturday in the Florida Derby, coming from behind to take the Derby prep by 3 lengths over Hofburg.
Promises Fulfilled and Strike Power battled it out at the start to an insane quarter-mile pace of 21.95 seconds. They drew away from the field by about five lengths down the backstretch as Strike Power eventually gave way to Promises Fulfilled. Mississippi stalked the leaders in third place, with Audible content in eighth.
Audible began to creep up on the field heading into the turn, and he was in excellent position as they came out, about three wide and challenging for the lead from a tired Promises Fulfilled. The son of Into Mischief took command down the homestretch and won comfortably over a hard-charging Hofburg. Mississippi held on for third.
The Florida Derby may have ended the Derby dreams for such notables as Catholic Boy, who finished a well-beaten fourth, and Promises Fulfilled, who faded to ninth.\
It was the third straight win for Audible.