CONNAUGHT CUP S.-GII
, $149,821, WOX, 5-27, 4yo/up, 7fT, 1:20 3/5, fm.
1--#@SOMETHING EXTRA, 116, g, 4, by Indian Charlie 1st Dam: Our Mariah (MSP, $132,650), by Mt. Livermore
2nd Dam: Cajun Cat, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Desireux, by Fappiano
($85,000 yrl '09 KEESEP). O-John Menary & Gail Cox; B-Gulf Coast Farms LLC (KY); T-Gail Cox; J-Eurico Rosa Da Silva; $87,444. Lifetime Record: 16-5-4-3, $354,550. Werk Nick Rating: D. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Big Band Sound
, 118, h, 5, Bernstein--Ensnare, by Seeking the Gold. ($60,000 RNA 2yo '09 FTFFEB). O-Kendel D Standlee; B-Richard Shultz (KY); T-Daniel J Vella; $29,148.
, 118, g, 5, Langfuhr
--Wood Fern, by Woodman. O/B-Gustav Schickedanz (ON); T-Michael Keogh; $17,489.
Margins: 2HF, 3/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 13.95, 4.50, 15.15.
Also Ran: Riding the River, Stormy Rush, Signature Red, Mutual Trust (GB), Kara's Orientation, Welloiledmachine, Court of the Realm, Stormy Lord.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs, the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree or the video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Something Extra, twice stakes-placed last term, was still looking for his first black-type score after a troubled fourth-place finish in the Apr. 7 Jacques Cartier S. over the main track last time out. Away well, the 13-1 outsider quickly assumed control and bounded clear. He was unchallenged through fractions of :23.0 and :45.2 and continued to find more down the lane after completing six furlongs in 1:08.76 to win with authority. "I wanted to use his speed, and the track too," said winning rider Eurico Rosa da Silva. "[The turf course] seems like a big advantage for a speed horse. I kept talking to him, saying, 'Relax, relax.' Then I said, 'Boy, I love you,' and then he relaxed, put his ears up and had a little breather, and then ran very fast home. He ran a great race." Something Extra has now hit the board in all four turf starts. "I would think he loves the turf when it's hard like this," commented winning trainer and co-owner Gail Cox. "This horse always runs 100%. He's easy to train, he's a good work horse and he's pretty nice to get ready. He's always been like that."