It was the second straight win for the gelding. Cruel Ride had previously enjoyed an easy daylight win here against a group of maidens on December 13. He posted runner-up efforts in his two other career starts when facing several highly-regarded competitors and was second to the regally bred Sass Me Blue in a trial to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity on November 23. Before that he was second to recent Los Alamitos Winter Derby finalist Cartels Big Gun in a maiden race on November 1.
Bred by John Andreini, the son of CLICK HERE.