The 72-1 long shot Bourbonic made a late rally down the middle of the track to upset the $750,000 Grade 2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. As the final stop on New York’s road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby, Bourbonic earned 100 Derby qualifying points to give the Calumet Farm homebred a spot in the Churchill Downs’ starting gate on the first Saturday in May.
Bourbonic, who is trained by the soon-to-be Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, paid $146.60. He was joined in the exacta by stablemate Dynamic One, who was 15-1. Crowded Trade was third.
Dynamic One earned 40 points for second, which is usually enough to get in the Kentucky Derby field. Crowded Trade, who was second in the Gotham (G3), now has a total of 40 points and a likely spot in the Kentucky Dery. The 10 points for fourth went to the Gotham winner, Weyburn.