© Reed Palmer Friday, Churchill Downs
, $337,800, CDX, 5-4, 4yo/up,
1 1/16m, 1:41, ft.
1--SUCCESSFUL DAN, 118, g, 6, by Successful Appeal1st Dam: Lisa Danielle, by Wolf Power (SAf)
2nd Dam: Askmysecretary, by Secretariat
3rd Dam: Laquiola (Fr), by Lyphard
O/B-Morton Fink (KY); T-Charles Lopresti; J-Julien R Leparoux; $203,153. Lifetime Record: GISP, 10-7-1-1, $596,608. *1/2 to Our Royal Dancer (Roy), SW, $195,070; and Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry), GISW, $919,601. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree
, 118, c, 4, E Dubai--Arlucea, by Broad Brush. O/B-Janis R Whitham (KY); T-Ian R Wilkes; $65,533.
3--Mucho Macho Man
, 123, c, 4, Macho Uno
--Ponche de Leona, by Ponche. O-Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Dream Team One Racing Stable; B-John D & Carole A Rio (FL); T-Katherine Ritvo; $32,767.
Margins: 1, 6, 3HF. Odds: 4.10, 5.60, 1.70.
Also Ran: Golden Yank, Apart, Nates Mineshaft, Colizeo, Plutonium. Scratched: Our Dark Knight, Boxeur des Rues.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.
Successful Dan, winner of the GIII Northern Dancer S. over this track and trip in 2009, added the GII Fayette S. on Keeneland's synthetic as a 4-year-old, and looked to secure a career high when he crossed the wire first in the 2010 GI Clark Ha. However, the Morton Fink homebred was disqualified to third, and he wound up being sidelined for 17 months. He returned to defeat a solid allowance group going seven panels at Keeneland Apr. 6, and attracted plenty of attention in this competitive renewal of the Alysheba. Successful Dan was unhurried early and settled well off the pace contested by Plutonium (Monarchos) with Fort Larned sitting second. He made a sweeping move on the far turn to reach contention as Fort Larned assumed control and had Mucho Macho Man looming boldly at the head of the lane. Mucho Macho Man couldn't quite kick between rivals, and Fort Larned fought on gamely, but couldn't quite withstand the Twin Spires aficionado.