Dialed In Unbridled Rage
10-4-2-1 $1,170,200

A bargain purchase for just $16,000 at Keeneland’s September 2015 yearling sale, Gunnevera has earned nearly $1.2 million over his career. In his most recent start, Gunnevera got jammed at the start and floated wide in the stretch and never threatened while seventh in the May 6 Kentucky Derby.

Orphaned as a foal, Gunnevera made his first three starts at Gulfstream Park where he broke his maiden last summer before bursting on the national scene with a come-from-behind victory in the Saratoga Special (G2) at Saratoga Race Course.

He wound up his juvenile season running fifth to 2-year-old champion Classic Empire in the Breeders’ Futurity prior to winning the $1 million Delta Jackpot (G3). The 2015 Delta Jackpot winner, Exaggerator, would go on to win the 2016 Preakness.

Gunnevera, named for a small town in Spain, opened his 3-year-old campaign running second to Irish War Cry in the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream. He returned four weeks later with a commanding 5 ¾-length victory in the Fountain of Youth (G2) that punched his ticket to the Florida Derby (G1).

The late-running Gunnevera found himself too far back in the Florida Derby but was able to rally for third behind eventual Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming.