, $500,000, SAR, 8-11, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:37 1/5, yl.
1--WISE DAN, 119, g, 5, by Wiseman's Ferry
1st 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-John R Velazquez; $300,000. Lifetime Record: GISW, 17-10-1-0, $1,394,418. *1/2 to Our Royal Dancer (Roy), SW, $195,070; Successful Dan (Successful Appeal), MGSW & GISP, $656,608. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 116, c, 4, Giant's Causeway
--Lady Carson, by Carson City. ($210,000 yrl '09 KEESEP). O-Gary and Mary West; B-Blandford Stud & Harty & O'Rourke (KY); T-Chad C Brown; $100,000.
, 120, h, 6, Stormy Atlantic
--Foolish Gal, by Kiri's Clown. O-Sullimar Stable; B-Mary A Sullivan (KY); T-Thomas M Bush; $50,000.
Margins: 5, 2, 3 1/4. Odds: 1.50, 3.10, 3.45.
Also Ran: Guys Reward, Upgrade, Yield Bogey, Surfrider (Ire). Scratched: Right One (Fr), Crossbow, Data Link.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Victorious in the grassy GII Firecracker H. last summer, Wise Dan closed the season with a 3 3/4-length score in the GI Clark H. on the Churchill main track Nov. 25. The chestnut resumed with one of the freakish performances in recent memory, taking the Apr. 22 GIII Ben Ali S. by 10 1/2 lengths (Beyer 117) and was exiting a near-miss second in the GI Stephen Foster H. June 16. Wise Dan hopped in the air just as the gates flew and took up a ground-saving position in third as Get Stormy, front-running winner of this event in 2010, set the pace and got an opening half-mile in :48.64 on the yielding ground. Get Stormy still held the call as they reached the head of the stretch, at which point the plot began to thicken. Corporate Jungle got first run on the leaders--as well as Wise Dan--and came charging with a full head of steam which took him past Get Stormy at the eighth pole. He would have had his backers confident of a victory as he set sail for the wire, but Wise Dan finally got the running room he was crying out for at the fence and produced a sensational burst of speed en route to a handy score.