"He's what you would call a beloved old faithful dog. And as the
one-eyed 30-to-1 "dark horse" everyone loves ... it's hard to find
a sweeter name than that."
Patch provided an impressive performance in only running twice
prior to his start in the Louisiana Derby, which happens to be his
first graded stakes. He previously ran in two maiden special weight
races at Gulfstream Park in January and February of 2017, finishing
a close second in one and winning the other.A second-place finish
for Patch in the Louisiana Derby earned him 40 qualifying points
on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, putting him in 11th place with
a month to go until the 143rd edition of the Run for the Roses.