El Areeb checked in fourth as the 13-10 favorite in his Parx unveiling June 11, and reemerged in a sloppy off the turfer here Sept. 30, checking in second after blowing the break and coming with an impressive wide run. He put it all together with an 8 3/4-length romp over this track and trip last time Oct. 15. Emerging from the pack to show the way, the $100,000 KEESEP yearling turned $340,000 OBS March juvenile doled out splits of :22.43 and :45.48 before taking some heat turning for home. The grey quickly disposed of his pursuer, however, and galloped away with an impressive stride to score. The winner has a yearling half-brother by Gio Ponti and his dam was most recently bred to Morning Line. For more on the winning connections, click here. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
JAMES F. LEWIS III S., $100,000, LRL, 11-19, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.96, ft.
1–#EL AREEB, 120, c, 2, by Exchange Rate
1st Dam: Feathered Diamond, by A.P. Indy
2nd Dam: Sometimesadiamond, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Tiffany Tam, by Tentam
($100,000 Ylg ’15 KEESEP; $340,000 2yo ’16 OBSMAR). O-M M
G Stables, LLC; B-Dixiana Farms LLC (KY); T-Cathal A. Lynch;
J-Trevor McCarthy. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0,
2–Two Charley’s, 120, c, 2, Hansen–Slewville, by Petionville.
($47,000 Wlg ’14 KEENOV; $47,000 RNA Ylg ’15 OBSAUG;
$30,000 2yo ’16 OBSAPR). O-Charles L. Biggs; B-Pope & Marc
McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T-Cathal A. Lynch. $20,000.
3–High Roller, 120, c, 2, High Cotton–Elective, by Grand Slam.
($10,000 RNA Ylg ’15 OBSAUG; $30,000 2yo ’16 OBSAPR).
O-Louis Ulman & Stephen Parker; B-Adam & Suzette Parker
(FL); T-Dale Capuano. $10,000.
Margins: 5 1/4, 3HF, 1 3/4. Odds: 2.20, 28.60, 1.80.
Also Ran: Rockshaw, Chill Factor, Spinelli, The Great Ronaldo, Speed Gracer, Runnin’toluvya, Deco Czar. Scratched: Dennis’ Diamond.