Turf Paradise Derby
Favored Senor Friday ($4.80), with Francisco Arrieta aboard, found clear sailing in the final sixteenth of a mile to beat a fast-closing Parking Permit by 2 ¼ lengths with Prince Pierce third in a field of eight 3-year-olds. Senor Friday was able to beat Parking Permit straight up after inheriting victory from that one following a disqualification in the Startac Stakes.
Owned by Charles Garvey and trained by Robertino Diodoro, Senor Friday, a son of Curlin, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.44 for his fourth win in six starts for earnings of $65,762.
The 4-5 favorite Free My Soul with Scott Stevens up shook free of two hard pressing rivals and went on to post a 2 ¼ length victory over Dress Shopping with Frances Anna third in the field of six 3-year-old fillies.
Owned by Joe Beuttenmuller, John Gallagher and Saratoga West, Free My Soul ($3.80), winning for the third time in seven outings for trainer Jeff Metz, covered the one mile in 1:38.19 for earnings of $50,184.