3rd-BEL, $75,460, Alw
, Opt. Clm. ($35,000), NW1X, 3yo/up, 1 1/16m (off turf), 1:43 4/5, sy. FORWARD MARCH (c, 3, Distorted Humor--Angel's Nest, by Storm Cat)
, produced by an unraced daughter of the legendary Miesque (Nureyev), was the highest-priced yearling for his sire in 2010 when selling for $2.05 million at KEESEP. The chestnut aired in his unveiling at Monmouth last September, but didn't face the starter again until Feb. 26, when he faded to finish sixth at Gulfstream. He came back to run third behind GI Belmont S. starters Unstoppable U (Exchange Rate) and Guyana Star Dweej (Eddington) in Belmont optional claimer Apr. 27, and filled the same spot in a similar contest May 19. His task here was made easier when the main contenders scratched due to the race being washed off the turf, and the 2-1 second choice went up to set the pace. He edged away in the lane and splashed home a 1 3/4-length winner over Hangover Kid (Lemon Drop Kid). Lifetime Record: 5-2-0-2, $89,025. Click for the brisnet.com chart. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
O-Flag Lake II Stable. B-Flaxman Holdings Limited (KY). T-Claude R McGaughey III.