, $60,000, MTH, 8-19, 3yo,
1 1/8mT, 1:48 1/5, fm.
1--#CORINTHIAN'S JEWEL, 117, c, 3, by Corinthian 1st Dam: Rhumb Line, by Mr. Greeley
2nd Dam: Rose Rhapsody, by Pleasant Colony
3rd Dam: Rosy Spectre, by Nijinsky II
($130,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-R A Hill Stable & Shirley K Stables; B-Michael Hernon, William Andrade, Blackrock Bloodstock, et al (KY); T-George Weaver; J-Paco Lopez; $36,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0, $68,600. *1/2 to Zazu (Tapit), MGISW, $691,985; Art Princess (Officer), GSP-Eng. **Fourth black-type winner for sophomore sire (by Pulpit).
, 117, g, 3, Unbridled's Song
--Nickel Classic, by Regal Classic. ($20,000 yrl '10 KEESEP; $75,000 2yo 2011 OBSMAR). O-Chemphar Inc. $12,000.
, 123, c, 3, English Channel
--Reach the Top, by Cozzene. ($70,000 yrl '10 KEESEP; $175,000 RNA 2yo '11 FTFFEB). O-GDS Racing Stable. $7,200.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1 3/4, HF. Odds: 3.30, 8.80, 1.00.
Corinthian's Jewel ran an even sixth on debut going two turns on the grass at Saratoga last September, but then went to the sidelines. He returned in a similar test at Monmouth May 28 and was a rallying, near-miss second. He graduated in style next out, though, airing by 2 3/4 lengths July 6, and was offered a 3-1 chance stepping up in class. Unhurried along the rail in third as Crafty Unicorn (Friends Lake) opened up a clear lead on Star Channel, he began to make progress with a swift move on the far turn, and after forging to a daylight advantage in upper stretch, maintained well to the wire. "I asked him for his run at the three-eighths pole, and he really took off," said jockey Paco Lopez. "I saw Joe [Bravo, on Star Channel] beginning to put pressure on Crafty Unicorn, and that's when I went. This horse finished very strong today. He was impressive." Adding winning trainer George Weaver, ""We always knew that he had some quality, and his works leading up to this race were very good. I felt very confident that we would run really well. We just broke our maiden, so obviously you're concerned when you're running against seasoned horses. This horse was training like he could handle this assignment and he did it the way we wanted and we're happy with him." Click for the brisnet.com chart. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.