Mucho Gusto

Brief info

SUNLAND DERBY – 03/24/2019
Finish Position: 3rd
Purse Payout: $76,800
Post Position: #1
ML Odds: 8/5
Owner: Michael Peterson
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Joseph Talamo

A romping winner of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park last time out, the Kentucky-bred son of Mucho Macho Man appears to be one of several top Kentucky Derby contenders in the Baffert barn. Mucho Gusto’s most recent victory, which occurred over a sloppy track, was also his first win in which he came from off the pace. He broke his maiden last summer at Los Alamitos before winning the Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes last November at Del Mar. His only career defeat came in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Derby, finishing second behind Improbable. Baffert will be seeking his fourth career victory in the meet’s most prestigious race, his most recent coming in 2014 with Chitu.


02/02/19 1st Robert B. Lewis Stakes
Santa Anita
1-1/16 mile Dirt 1:41.81
12/08/18 2nd Los Alamitos Futurity
Los Alamitos
1-1/16 mile Dirt 1:41.18
11/17/18 1st Bob Hope Stakes
Del Mar
7 furlongs Dirt 1:23.51
09/20/18 1st Maiden SW
Los Alamitos
6 furlongs Dirt 1:10.14