MIRACLE WOOD S.
, $76,500, LRL, 2-25, 3yo, 7f, 1:23 1/5, ft.
1--#THE LUMBER GUY, 116, c, 3, Grand Slam--Boltono, by Unbridled's Song
. O-Barry K Schwartz; B-Stonewall Farm (NY); T-Michael E Hushion; J-Julian Pimentel; $45,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $75,000.
, 116, c, 3, Tiznow
--Broad Sound, by Broad Brush. ($170,000 yrl '10 KEEJAN). O-William A Campbell. $15,000.
, 116, c, 3, Rockport Harbor
--Flowerbud, by Cape Town. ($10,000 yrl '10 FTMOCT). O-Team Gaudet. $8,250.
Margins: 4 1/4, 5 3/4, 1. Odds: 0.40, 9.50, 19.40.
Also Ran: Friscan, Mr. Handsome, Bear's Delite.
Scratched: Pass You Bye Bye, Romp City, Runnin Bull.
The Lumber Guy romped home by 9 1/4 lengths when facing fellow New York-breds in his debut at Aqueduct Jan. 28, earning a 99 BRIS figure, and was heavily favored facing open stakes company. The grey colt recovered from an awkward beginning and was soon in command through a :22 4/5 wind-assisted first quarter. He got to the half in :46.38 and, despite a stiff headwind in the lane, finished up well to be easily the best. "He came out of the gate and he bobbled a little bit," explained winning rider Julian Pimentel. "Right away, he took off. I tried to slow him down as best I could. Around the turn he relaxed for me and then, when he felt that horse [Brimstone Island] come to him, he took off again. He looks like a nice horse. He did that very easily. It was impressive." Click for the brisnet.com chart or video replay.