With a score of 228, Dun It With A Splash (Reminic N Dunit x BB Holly Doll x Star Chex Badger), ridden by Brandon Brant for Joe Wolfe, Catlettsburg, Ky., was the Open Reserve Champion in both derbies. Brant is eligible for all the Open divisions and as such, took Dun It With A Splash to the winner’s circle in the Intermediate Open, Limited Open and Level 1 Open divisions of both derbies. To make matters even more lucrative for the 27-year-old trainer from Columbus, Ohio, Brant was second in those divisions in both derbies on Rootin Tootin Dunit (Gallo Del Cielo x This Is How Its Dun x Hollywood Dun It), owned by the Wolf Stern Partnership, Horse Cove, Ky. Add in their third-place Open division money in each derby and Brant added better than $26,500 to his lifetime earnings.
Brant and Rootin Tootin Dunit did share the Intermediate Open Reserve Championship in both derbies with Starlights Sugarwhiz, ridden by Casey Deary for George Lawrence, Fort Worth, for $3,379. Both horses scored a 227.