It was Chad Brown weekend in Thoroughbred racing as a result of the coach despatched out the winners in all 4 graded stakes at Arlington Park, along with the Grade I Arlington Million, and just missed a fourth top-level victory at Saratoga.
Along the way in which through which, Brown’s horses obliterated a course report at Arlington and gave him 5 straight wins inside the Grade I Beverly D. Million winner Bricks and Mortar, sure for a stud career in Japan, moved squarely into the Horse of the Year picture.
Two of the Arlington stakes have been Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” events, extra prone to produce runners for the Nov. 1-2 renewal at Santa Anita. So, too, Sunday’s attribute at Deauville in France, with the winner there moreover expressing curiosity inside the Breeders’ Cup.
Here’s how points went on the second weekend of the last word month of the summer time season:
Bricks and Mortar raced successfully off the tempo down the backstretch in Saturday’s Grade I Arlington Million, shortly kicked into gear between horses as they straightened into the lane and roared by Irish filly Magic Wand, profitable by 3/4 measurement. It was his sixth straight win since returning from a career-threatening state of affairs that costs him higher than a yr on the sidelines. Four of the six have been at the Grade I diploma, principal to talk of Horse of the Year honors. The 5-year-old earned a “Win and You’re In” journey to the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf with the Million win.
Bandua, winner of the Grade III Arlington Handicap in his closing start, held on for third after principal a variety of the strategy with closing yr’s Million winner, Robert Bruce, reporting fourth. Bricks and Mortar, beneath Irad Ortiz Jr., ran 1 1/4 miles on company turf in 1:59.44.
Bricks and Mortar’s career nearly ended late in 2017 with a hock draw back. After higher than a yr of care on the farm in Florida, he returned closing December and has not misplaced since.
“He’s an amazing horse,” acknowledged Seth Klarman of co-owner Klaravich Stables. “Chad got him ready off a long layoff to do what he’s done. Chad and his staff have just done a remarkable job.”
Bricks and Mortar’s breeding rights have been supplied to Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm in Japan, as first reported closing week by The Blood-Horse. Both Yoshida and bloodstock agent Eugenio Colombo, who brokered the deal, have been at Arlington to see Bricks and Mortar in particular person.
“Mr. Yoshida had not seen the horse,” Colombo acknowledged. “He wanted to have a look at him in person.”
The deal requires Bricks and Mortar to run by the Breeders’ Cup sooner than heading to his new duties in Japan. Klarman acknowledged it’s as a lot as Brown whether or not or not the horse has an intervening start and Brown acknowledged no selection has been made.
Yoshida, nonetheless, acknowledged he is very pleased with the selection he made to plug Bricks and Mortar proper right into a breeding operation nonetheless reeling from the present lack of lifetime of Japan’s prime stallion, Deep Impact.
“He will help, yes,” Yoshida acknowledged of Bricks and Mortar. “We are very anxious to have him in Japan.”
The Million was one different in a string of sturdy beats for Magic Wand and coach Aidan O’Brien. The 4-year-old Galileo filly started her yr ending second to Bricks and Mortar inside the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational at Gulfstream Park and since then has been third, crushed decrease than 1 measurement, inside the Grade I Man o’ War at Belmont Park and second in every the Grade II Wolferton Stakes at Acot and the Grade I Pretty Polly at The Curragh in Ireland.
The Million occasioned Brown’s third winner’s circle look of the afternoon. One race earlier, he posed with Valid Point, who swept from closing to first to grab the Grade I Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds. With Javier Castellano at the controls, the Scat Daddy colt received right here four-wide into the lane, circling rivals, and closed stoutly to dominate the last word furlong. Another O’Brien price wanted to just accept second as Van Beethoven, at prolonged odds, moreover found good late tempo to finish 1 measurement behind Valid Point and 3/4 measurement to the good of The Last Zip. The favourite, Fog of War, one different Brown price, didn’t have any late kick and accomplished sixth.
“I really liked the way he felt today,” Castellano acknowledged. “I let the horse be himself and relax going into the first turn and get into a nice rhythm. The way he finished was impressive to me. When I picked him up he responded right away and I think he’s going to be a really nice horse.”
Valid Point stays undefeated after three begins. He gained at first asking at Gulfstream Park Feb. 10, then was put away until June 7 when he gained as soon as extra at Belmont Park.
Got Stormy spoiled Brown’s glorious report on the day, storming down the Saratoga stretch to win Saturday’s Grade I Fourstardave Handicap by 2 1/2 lengths. Two Brown trainees, Raging Bull and the favourite, Uni, accomplished second and third. Got Stormy, a 4-year-old filly by Get Stormy, grew to change into the first female winner of the event, first run in 1985, as she received right here dwelling in course-record time of 1:32.00 beneath Ricardo Santana Jr.
It was the second win of the Saratoga meeting for Got Stormy, following the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose on Aug. 3. The Fourstardave was her first foray into Group 1 agency.
“I was fortunate,” acknowledged Mark Casse, who trains Got Stormy for Gary Barber, “to train another filly years ago in Tepin, who won the Breeders’ Cup (Mile) and then was second. I told Gary early in the year that she was our next Tepin. It’s nice sometimes when you’re right. She’s amazing.”
Casse acknowledged the selection to cope with a Grade I in the direction of Brown’s formidable forces on just per week’s leisure was “all about Gary Barber. I instructed him why we must always not run her. He acknowledged, ‘That’s good, nonetheless, are you pleased with how she is teaching?’ I acknowledged ‘Honestly, I’ve in no way seen her put together so good,’ and he acknowledged, ‘We’re working.’
The Fourstardave was a “Win and You’re In” for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.
Filly & Mare Turf
Sistercharlie piled up the data in profitable the Grade I Beverly D. for Brown and proprietor Peter Brant. The 5-year-old, Irish-bred daughter of Myboycharlie took full command of the 1 3/16-miles race inside the closing furlong, cruising by the leaders and profitable by 3 lengths, ridden out by John Velazquez. In the strategy, she eclipsed the course report, ending in 1:52.43 and have change into the one two-time winner of the Beverly D., which was first run in 1987. She moreover gave Brown a fifth straight victory inside the race, one different report, and earned a “Win and You’re In” spot for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, which she gained closing yr.
Awesome Tank was the first of three European invaders to fill the runner-up place inside the day’s Grade I events. The 4-year-old daughter of Intense Focus, educated by William Haggas, accomplished 2 lengths ahead of Competitionofideas, one different of Brown’s runners.
Since being imported from France, the place she was a Group 3 winner, Sistercharlie has posted six wins and two seconds. The defeats have been by a head and a neck and in every circumstances, she obtained a gradual start. Saturday’s win was her fifth straight, all Grade I’s along with the Breeders’ Cup.
“She’s the horse of a lifetime,” Brown mentioned. “It is such an honor to be related along with her.” Owner Peter Brant echoed the thought. “It’s such an honor. She tries her coronary heart out,” Brant acknowledged.
And, counting on how points shake out, it’s not inconceivable Sistercharlie’s establish might very properly be inside the Horse of the Year dialog, too.
Brown’s four-stakes day at Arlington was capped inside the closing race as Café Americano rallied from next-last in a topic of 11 to win the Grade III Pucker Up Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths. Princess Carolina and Art of Almost moreover made up flooring inside the stretch nonetheless have been no match for the winner, settling for second and third. Café Americano, a Medaglia d’Oro filly, with Irad Ortiz Jr. inside the irons, accomplished 9 furlongs in 1:47.72, missing the 49-year-old course report by 0.32 second. After profitable her first two begins, she accomplished sixth inside the Grade I Belmont Oaks Invitational in her earlier start.
Eyeinthesky closed sharply by the stretch to land Sunday’s $100,000 Galway Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga, outfinishing Abyssinian by a head and pacesetter Sister Peacock by one different neck. Eyeinthesky, a Sky Mesa filly, ran 5 1/2 furlongs on company turf in 1:01.39 with Joel Rosario utilizing. She scored her fourth win from 14 begins for coach Mark Casse.
Go Google Me pressed the tempo made by Divine Queen by the first half mile of Sunday’s $125,000 Groupie Doll Stakes for fillies and mares at Ellis Park, scooted by that rival and drew off to win by 3 lengths. Divine Queen held second, 6 1/2 lengths in entrance of odds-on favourite Moonlit Garden in third. Go Google Me, a 4-year-old Into Mischief filly, accomplished 1 mile on a fast monitor in 1:36.43. Brian Hernandez Jr. had the mount for coach Paul McGee.
Mr Ritz labored shortly to the lead in Sunday’s $150,000 (Canadian) Seagram Cup at Woodbine, opened a daylight profit and gained by 1 1/4 lengths, ridden out by Patrick Husbands. Thor’s Rocket was second at prolonged odds, 1 measurement in entrance of Special Forces. The favourite, Mr Havercamp, reported fourth. Mr Ritz, a 4-year-old, British-bred colt by Oasis Dream, ran 1 1/16 miles on the all-weather monitor in 1:42.75. It was his first win in 4 begins this season and first in a graded stakes.
Gray Magician slotted in behind pacesetter Knicks Go into the stretch drive of Sunday’s $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, challenged inside the lane and prevailed by 1/2 measurement. Night Ops made up the ground to finish third, 5 lengths behind Knicks Go. Gray Magician, a Graydar colt out of the Johannesburg mare Burg Berg, ran 1 mile on a fast monitor in 1:36.19 with Corey Lanerie inside the irons.
Law Abidin Citizen tracked pacesetter Anyportinastorm by most of Sunday’s $200,000 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs, caught that rival late and gained by a neck. Restrainedvengeance received right here working by the lane to finish third, one different neck in arrears. Law Abidin Citizen, a 5-year-old Twirling Candy gelding, was clocked in 1:34.08 over a fast strip with Abel Cedillo up. It was the first start open air Southern California for the Mark Glatt trainee.
Filly & Mare Sprint
Danuska’s My Girl went straight to the lead in Sunday’s $100,000 Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap for fillies and mares at Del Mar and made the early lead stand, profitable by 1/2 measurement over the favourite, Anonymity, who bobbled at the start. Lady Ninja was one different 2 3/4 lengths once more in third. Danuska’s My Girl, a 5-year-old Shackleford mare, ran 6 1/2 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:17.13 for jockey Geovanni Franco.
Green Light Go obtained the inexperienced gentle from jockey Junior Alvarado exiting the flip in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Saratoga Special and shortly responded, rallying to win by 3 3/4 lengths, ridden out by the last word sixteenth. Noose was higher of the rest, 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Tuggle. Green Light Go, a Hard Spun colt, accomplished 6 1/2 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:15.68 beneath Junior Alvarado. The Frank Stronach homebred, educated by Jimmy Jerkens, superior his report back to 2-for-2 with the earlier win coming at Belmont Park.
“He’s received a physique like a 4-year-old and his thoughts is like an old-horse’s thoughts,” Alvarado mentioned of Green Light Go. “He’s very targeted. There’s nothing like a 2-year-old about him.”
Jerkens acknowledged he’ll talk about with Stronach “and perhaps we’ll skip the ($350,000 Grade I) Hopeful. The Champagne ($500,000 Grade I) appears just a little extra interesting than the Hopeful at the second, however, we’ll see.” The Champagne is Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.
Out West at Del Mar, Collusion Illusion started next-last of six in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Best Pal, rallied four-wide into the stretch and obtained there first by 1 1/4 lengths. Wrecking Crew, after a superb tardier start, was alongside to nip the favourite, Fore Left, for place money. The morning-line favorite, Schrodinger, was a late scratch. Collusion Illusion, a Twirling Candy colt, accomplished 6 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:11.34 with Joe Talamo at the controls. He now’s 2-for-2 with the earlier win coming July 21 at Del Mar.
Trainer Mark Glatt acknowledged scheduling Collusion Illusion is a little bit little bit of an issue. “This race got here up just a little bit fast,” Glatt mentioned. “I normally like to provide a horse extra time after his debut, however, he is such an aesthetic horse and him by no means missed a chunk of grain. I thought of operating him again within the Futurity ($300,000 Grade I, Sept. 2) however who is aware of what’s going to occur between now and September and he was able to run now. I would not rule out the Futurity. That is likely to be just a little too aggressive with him, however, we’ll preserve it as a possibility.”
Mike Smith, who rode Wrecking Crew, decried his colt’s erratic start. “I do not need to take something away from the winner,” Smith mentioned, “however I certainly would have the wish to have seen what would have occurred.”
At Prairie Meadows in Iowa, first-time starter Talkin Malice ran by the embattled early leaders inside the stretch to win Friday’s $66,000 Prairie Meadows Juvenile by 3 lengths no matter drifting out late. Southgate was second by a neck after chasing the odds-on favourite, King Snake, though a variety of the race. Prismatic trailed by a big margin all by means of and completed the order of finish. Talkin Malice, a Palace Malice colt, ran 1 mile and 70 yards on a fast monitor in 1:44.31 with Alex Canchari inside the irons.
And in New Mexico, Count Them Again went shortly to the fore in Saturday’s $50,000 Manzano Stakes and held on gamely late to win by a neck over Snow Man. The odds-on favourite, Bubba Bling, chased the tempo and drained to finish third, one different 7 1/2 lengths in arrears. Count Them Again, a Premeditation filly, ran 6 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:10.31 with Frank Reyes utilizing.
On the worldwide beat:
Romanised drove to the lead inside the closing 200 meters in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois at Deaville and powered dwelling first by 1 1/4 lengths, incomes a “Win and You’re In” spot inside the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile Nov. 2. Shaman and Line of Duty crammed out the minor placings with the favourite, Watch Me, settling for fourth inside the 1-mile event.
Romanised, a 4-year-old, Irish-bred colt by Holy Roman Emperor, scored his second straight win, following the Group 2 Minstrel Stakes at The Curragh. And these have been his first victories since he gained the Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas in May of 2018.
“He’s an enhancing horse and you possibly can see it right now,” Romanised’s County Kildare-based coach, Ken Condon, advised Racing Post. “I believe you may perhaps see him within the Foret (Group 1, Oct. 6) or he could go for the Breeders’ Cup Mile. If he goes (to the) Breeders’ Cup Mile, he could just keep dwelling at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend.”
French King seized the lead from Communique contained within the 300 meters in Sunday’s Group 1 Longines Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten and sailed dwelling first by 1 measurement over that rival. The favourite, Godolphin’s Old Persian, winner of the Group 1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic in March, ran successfully, nonetheless, could not get by between the leaders and settled for third.
French King, a 4-year-old colt by French Fifteen out of the Halling mare Marina Piccola, ran his 2019 report back to 4-for-4, along with the H.H. The Emir Trophy in Doha in February. He gained a pair of Group 2 events and Hamburg and Cologne due to the victory inside the Middle East for proprietor Sheik Abdulla Bin Khalifa al Thani. He was bred at the Sheik’s plush Umm Qarn Farm open air Doha.
Olivier Peslier had the mount for coach Henri-Alex Pantall, who acknowledged he has not however mapped out the rest of the yr for French King.
Addeybb drove to the lead a furlong from dwelling in Saturday’s Group 3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock and prevailed by 2 1/4 lengths due to the heavy favourite. Pondus and Raise You obtained the minor shares. Wissahickon was a non-running as a consequence of heavy flooring. Addeybb, a 5-year-old Pivotal gelding, was punching a bit beneath his weight after profitable the Wolferton Stakes over Magic Wand at Royal Ascot and ending second inside the Group 2 York Stakes in his two earlier outings.
Back in North America, throughout the ovals:
The sole stakes race Chad Brown did not win Saturday at Arlington was the $75,000 Bruce D. Memorial for 3-year-olds at 1 mile on the all-weather monitor. Brown didn’t have a runner inside the event, which was gained by the favourite, Dabo, who rallied from closing of 10 to realize by 2 1/4 lengths over Can’t Hide From Me. Dabo, educated by Dale Romans and ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., accomplished in 1:38.16, backing up his victory inside the Springfield Stakes for Illinois-bred in his earlier outing.
Bon Raison started closing of six in Friday’s $100,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes, received right here six-wide late and was up in time to win by 3/4 measurement from He Hate Me. It was one different 2 3/4 lengths to Pat On the Back in third. Bon Raison, a 4-year-old colt by Raison d’Etat, ran 6 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:09.34 beneath Irad Ortiz Jr. The race was restricted to non-winners of a graded stakes this yr.
Out of Orbit led the way in which through which in Thursday’s $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes for state-bred fillies and mares and cruised dwelling first by 2 1/4 lengths. Held Accountable was second, a head in entrance of the late-running favourite, Lucky Move. Out of Orbit, a 4-year-old Malibu Moon filly, was clocked in 1:54.09 for 9 furlongs over a fast monitor. Luis Saez rode.
Lynne’s Legacy rallied from closing of seven to win Friday’s $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares by a neck. Pulpit Rider accomplished second, nonetheless, was demoted to sixth for being naughty at mid-stretch, promoting Don’t Sell and Mo See Cal to second and third. Lynne’s Legacy, a 6-year-old Unusual Heat mare, ran 1 mile on company turf in 1:33.92 with Rafael Bejarano inside the irons.
Woodbine Oaks winner Desert Ride was alongside inside the closing strides to win Saturday’s $225,000 (Canadian) Wonder Where Stakes for Canada-bred year-old fillies. Preferred Guest received right here from successfully once more to take a slender lead inside the stretch nonetheless settled for second, 1 3/4 lengths larger than Niigon’s Spin. Desert Ride, an Ontario-bred daughter of Candy Ride, ran 1 1/4 miles on company turf in 2:02.01 beneath Stephen Bahen. After the Oaks win, Desert Ride took on males inside the Queen’s Plate nonetheless settled for fifth there, crushed 10 1/2 lengths by One Bad Boy.
First Deal rallied five-wide to collar the early leaders in Sunday’s $76,500 Jersey Shore Stakes for 3-year-olds and pulled away to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Bronzed and Admiral Lynch completed the trifecta. First Deal, a Florida-bred colt by Turbo Compressor, ran 6 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:10.05 with Hector Diaz inside the irons.
Goldwood led a variety of the way in which through which in Saturday’s $78,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes for fillies and mares and prevailed by 1/2 measurement over a fast-closing Auldwood Lane. Fear No Evil was solely a neck farther once more in third. Goldwood, a 5-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare, ran about 5 1/2 furlongs on company turf in 1:04.06 with Jose Ferrer up.
Toss of Fate surged to the lead inside the stretch run of Wednesday’s $150,000 Governor’s Stakes for Indiana-bred 3-year-olds and obtained there first, 2 1/4 lengths ahead of Flowerpecker. Cap de Fuego was third. Toss of Fate, a Shanghai Bobby gelding, accomplished 1 mile and 70 yards on a fast monitor in 1:43.11 beneath Malcolm Franklin.
In the companion Indiana First Lady, Moves Like Magic stalked the tempo, too over when prompted by jockey Jon McKee and gained off by 2 1/4 lengths. Drinkatthecreek was second with Fireball Baby alongside for third. Moves Like Magic, a Maclean’s Music filly, was clocked in 1:42.81.
The Virginia monitor celebrated its first weekend of racing since 2013 with 4 turf stakes restricted to Virginia-breds. The local weather gods cooperated, producing company going.
What the Beep, the favourite, reeled in pacesetting English Heiress inside the closing sixteenth, profitable the $100,000 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes for fillies and mares by 1 measurement over that rival. Pink Pearl was third. What the Beep, a 4-year-old Great Notion filly, ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.80 with Forest Boyce inside the irons.
Elusive Mischief, the odds-on favourite, waited once more of the early tempo inside the $100,000 Meadow Stable Stakes, took over the lead near the furlong marker and gained by 1 measurement from Braxton. Ready to Run confirmed the way in which through which and accomplished third. Elusive Mischief, a 5-year-old Into Mischief colt, ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.72 with Sheldon Russell at the controls.
Tryon Summer was shortly on the lead inside the $100,000 Nellie Mae Cox Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 mile, led the rest of the way in which through which and gained by 1/2 measurement from Durven. River Gal checked in third. Tryon Summer, a 3-year-old Discreetly Mine filly, accomplished in 1:38.05 with J. Acosta up.
River Deep was awarded the win inside the $100,000 Edward P. Evans Stakes when the stewards dominated Speed Gracer fouled one different rival whereas taking the lead in deep stretch and ending first by 3/4 measurement. The disqualification to fourth place moved up River Deep, Black Prong and Okay D’s Cat Bird to first, second and third. The adjudged winner, River Deep, is a 5-year-old Arch gelding.
Killarney Lass obtained her Irish up in Sunday’s $50,000 Washington Oaks. Dispatched at 4-1 odds, the Eskendereya filly went correct to the lead and extended the profit to a 9 1/4-lengths victory after 9 furlongs. Twirling Devon was second, 1 3/4 lengths to the good of Two Shakes, and Mucho Amor, the odds-on favourite accomplished closing after a troubled start. Killarney Lass, with Javier Matias up, accomplished in 1:48.55.
My Grandpa and Alittlelesstalk battled it out into the stretch run in Sunday’s $50,000 Muckleshoot Derby with My Grandpa edging in entrance inside the closing yards to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Time ‘n Time Again was third, 5 lengths once more of Alittlelesstalk. My Grandpa, a Grazen gelding, ran 9 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:49.71 with Jorge Carreno inside the irons.
No Talking Back was alongside late to get the upper of pacesetting favourite in Sunday’s $50,000 Emerald Distaff, profitable by 1 measurement over that rival. Blazinbeauty was third. No Talking Back, a 5-year-old Flatter mare, obtained 9 furlongs in 1:49.56 for jockey Scott Stevens.
Saturday was Minnesota Derby Day, that features state-breds at the Twin Cities-area monitor, the place sports activities actions followers have been looking for discount from the Twins’ fade inside the American League Central Division. Sadly, the local weather didn’t cooperate. The turf races have been off the inexperienced monitor and the precept monitor was sloppy by the purpose Thoroughbreds took over from the American Quarterhorses. Still, it was the day for jockey Orlando Mojica.
Mister Banjoman pressed the tempo early inside the $100,000 Minnesota Derby, took price when requested by Mojica and shortly opened a daylight lead. At the highway, the Mclean’s Music gelding was 1 1/2 lengths ahead of the favourite, Dame Plata, coasting the last word yards. Minnesota Miracle was third. Mister Banjoman accomplished 1 mile and 70 yards in 1:43.13.
Ready to Runaway was all of that inside the $100,000 Minnesota Oaks. After monitoring the tempo, the First Dude filly hit the gasoline when jockey Jareth Loveberry confirmed her daylight inside the stretch and gained off by 4 lengths over Grand Prize. Ready to Runaway, the odds-on favourite, ran 1 mile and 70 yards in 1:43.33.
Honey’s Sox Appeal led all the way in which through which to win by a neck over Maywood Hope inside the $50,000, off-the-turf Princess Elaine Stakes for fillies and mares. Honey’s Sox Appeal, a 6-year-old Successful Appeal mare, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.34 with Mojica utilizing. In the $55,000 Blair’s Cove Stakes at the an identical circumstances for colts and geldings, Hot Shot Kid battled numerous rivals for the lead sooner than profitable by 1/2 measurement over Fireman Oscar in 1:43.09, moreover toting Mojica.
Brown Buckeye prompted the tempo made by Altissimo in Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes for Ohio-breds, labored by that rival and went on to win by 1/2 measurement. Over Icce was third. Brown Buckeye, a 5-year-old Big Brown gelding, ran 6 furlongs on a fast monitor in 1:11.02 with Jose Bracho utilizing.
Verissimo set a pressured tempo in Sunday’s $75,000 Horizon Stakes for Ohio-bred 3-year-olds, shook off two rivals and gained by a neck from Sammy Da Bull. Magna Man was third. Verissimo, a Vertiformer gelding, ran 1 1/16 miles on company turf in 1:44.66 with Luis Rivera inside the irons.