Saturday, Churchill Downs
, $114,200, CDX, 6-16, 3yo, f, 1 1/8mT, 1:48 1/5, fm.
1--#@CENTRE COURT, 118, f, 3, by Smart Strike1st Dam: Let (GSW & GISP, $604,020), by A.P. Indy
2nd Dam: Net Dancer, by Nureyev
3rd Dam: Doubles Partner, by Damascus
O/B-G Watts Humphrey Jr & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust - 2008 (KY); T-George R Arnold, II; J-Javier Castellano; $66,556. Lifetime Record: 5-2-2-0, $119,467. *3/4 to Ravel (Fusaichi Pegasus), GSW, $180,750. Werk Nick Rating: B Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 118, f, 3, Pleasant Tap
--Silk n' Sapphire, by Smart Strike. ($475,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Skara Glen Stable, W S Farish & ENL Stables LLC; B-Catherine J Parke (KY); T-Michael R Matz; $21,470.
, 118, f, 3, Medaglia d'Oro
--Melisma, by Well Decorated. ($450,000 yrl '10 FTSAUG). O-Spendthrift Farm LLC; B-Summer Wind Farm (KY); T-Albert M Stall Jr; $10,734.
Margins: 1, HF, 1 3/4. Odds: 1.50, 3.90, 12.30.
Also Ran: Left a Message, Silver Hustler, Dame Marie, Heart of Destiny, Funny Proposition, Zapper Belle, Coup, Singn On Themoon.Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Centre Court, put away following a fifth in her debut on the Churchill dirt last July, missed by a head in her turf bow at Gulfstream Mar. 3. She came up 3/4 of a length short to Colonial Flag (Pleasant Tap) on the Keeneland sod Apr. 15 before graduating stylishly over this course May 19. The Humphrey homebred was seeded highly here and tucked into a good spot just off the pace. Jockey Javier Castellano opted for a four-wide journey turning for home and Centre Court delivered an ace. The dark bay drifted out a bit, but never really bumped Colonial Flag, and dug in gamely for her first black-type success.