Saturday, Lone Star Park
TEXAS MILE S.-GIII
, $200,000, LSX, 4-28, 3yo/up, 1m, 1:36 3/5, ft.
1--ENDORSEMENT, 117, h, 5, by Distorted Humor 1st Dam: Charmed Gift (MGSP, $256,454), by A.P. Indy
2nd Dam: Potridee (Arg), by Potrillazo (Arg)
3rd Dam: Chaldee (Arg), by Banner Sport
($450,000 yrl '08 KEESEP). O-Casner Racing LP; B-Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY); T-Eoin G Harty; J-Robby Albarado; $110,000. Lifetime Record: 8-4-3-0, $585,833. *1/2 to Vistoso (Fusaichi Pegasus), MSW-Mex. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 119, g, 6, Aldebaran--Comanche Star, by Saint Ballado. ($90,000 wlng '06 FTKNOV; $320,000 yrl '07 KEESEP). O-Jay Em Ess Stable; B-Four Roses (KY); T-Ronald W Ellis; $38,000.
3--Get in Da House
, 119, g, 4, Grand Appointment--Grable, by Dehere. ($14,000 yrl '09 LTBSEP). O-Robert E Orth & Wesley Hawley; B-Neal McFadden & J Adcock (LA); T-Wesley E Hawley; $20,000.
Margins: 2, 1 3/4, 4 3/4. Odds: 2.50, 1.10, 15.20.
Also Ran: Coyote Legend, Moonshine Mullin, Oak Motte, Omniscient, Lydia's Last Step, Fifteen Love, Hurricane Ike.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Upset winner of the GIII Sunland Derby in what was his final appearance for trainer Shannon Ritter, Endorsement was sidelined for 20 months and returned to be a decent second in a six-furlong Gulfstream allowance Dec. 10. He broke through the gate ahead of a Jan. 1 allowance going a mile in South Florida, but still managed a runner-up effort, and was entering this off a front-running victory going two turns in Hallandale Feb. 1. Allowed to save ground and sit the box seat from fourth, Endorsement was just off the heels of the leaders, but was outmoved by a three-wide Canonize into the far turn. Jockey Robby Albarado steered Endorsement off the inside and kept him covered up behind that first flight before shifting to the outside of the race favorite to attack with a furlong and a half to race. Going slightly the better, Endorsement quickened past Canonize and on to a good-looking victory. The winner is bred on the exact same cross responsible for GISW and young sire Any Given Saturday.