RED BANK S.-GIII
, $101,000, MTH, 7-4, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:32 3/5, fm.
1--GET SERIOUS, 116, g, 8, by City Zip 1st Dam: Java Gal, by Java Gold
2nd Dam: Why Me Lord, by Bold Reasoning
3rd Dam: Tomorrowland, by *Pappa Fourway
($130,000 yrl '05 FTMOCT). O-James M Dinan & Phantom House Farm; B-Morgan's Ford Farm (NY); T-John H Forbes; J-Pablo Fragoso; $60,000. Lifetime Record: 37-14-2-3, $1,098,091. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 116, g, 5, El Prado (Ire)
--Fancy Clancy, by Rahy. O-Kinsman Stable; B-Kinsman Farm (KY); T-Gregory A Griffith; $20,000.
, 116, c, 4, Kitten's Joy
--Iteration, by Wild Again. O-Mill House; B-Kenneth L & Sarah K Ramsey (ON); T-Todd A Pletcher; $10,000.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4, HD. Odds: 5.20, 12.50, 2.70.
Also Ran: Lubash, Yummy With Butter, Monument Hill.
Scratched: Hermosillo, Boots Ahead. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Get Serious had not visited the winner's circle since taking this race back in 2010. The hard-knocking millionaire, who also won the Red Bank in 2009, was off the board in four starts last term and began 2012 with a close-up sixth-place finish in the May 19 Elkwood S. May 19. He was coming off a third-place effort in the June 10 GII Monmouth S. Hustled out of the gate to take the early lead, Get Serious was in hand through an opening quarter in :23.1. Headed by El Commodore down the backstretch, he shrugged off that rival to reassert control after a half in :46.3. Asked for more turning for home, he opened up briefly in upper stretch before a pesky El Commodore resumed his challenge, but the determined chestnut found more late and was safely in front at the wire. "We thought he was going to be back to himself this year and he's proved it," said winning trainer John Forbes. "We were concerned when he was getting pushed a little for most of the way, but he's as game as they get. As he's gotten older, he's learned to relax more when there's a horse on his flank. We've had him for his whole career and we've had a terrific time with him. We're very proud of him. I hope that he'll be back in other stakes here this year."