Like father, like son. Racing fans in Indiana witnessed numerous wins by Seize the Win and now his son, High Rolling Seize, is picking up where his sire left off, winning the 20th running of the $131,500 Blue River Derby. The same connections are behind their latest stakes winner with Jockey Shanley Jackson, Trainer Matt Frazier and owner-breeder Glenn Graff taking home the title.
High Rolling Seize got a good break for Jackson from post two and Jackson went to work. He was in contention for the lead throughout the 400-yard dash and began to inch away from the opponents closest to him. However it was the fast-closing Mr. Michel and Erik Esqueda on the extreme outside that was the main threat late, but High Rolling Seize held on by a nose for the win in :19.989. Mr Michel finished second in the three-horse photo over Leaving with Fire and German Rodriguez.