AUDIBLE (c, Into Mischief–Blue Devil Bel, by Gilded Time)
O-WinStar, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing. B-Oak Bluff Stables LLC (NY). T-Todd Pletcher. Sales history: $175,000 FTNSAR yrl ’16; $500,000 FTFMAR 2yo ’17. Lifetime Record: MGSW & GISP, 6-4-0-2, $1,082,920.
Of all the horses reported to have had a hard time handling the track and sloppy kickback, Audible ran the best. This $500,000 FTFMAR son of Into Mischief was away alertly from the gate but couldn’t maintain an up-front position as jockey Javier Castellano opted to drop him back a few spots in the field in an attempt to get him to settle. He was tenth into the first turn with an inside position, and midway down the backstretch he was the leader of a loosely formed second flight. Audible came off the rail and advanced methodically, hitting another gear three-eighths out, then reclaimed a fence position while momentarily pausing for several strides so he wouldn’t be caught on the heels of the caving Promises Fulfilled. He straightened away with good energy once there were only two horses ahead of him in the lane but could not close the gap. “Javier said he thought he might have been on the best horse if he could have got going earlier,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. The colt is currently uncommitted to a next start.
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