, $318,140, WOX, 7-22, 3yo/up, a1 1/8mT, 1:48, fm.
1--RIDING THE RIVER, 123, g, 5, by Wiseman's Ferry
1st Dam: Glow Ruby Go, by Rubiano
2nd Dam: Tiara Glow, by Chief's Crown
3rd Dam: Glorious Quest, by *Hawaii
($3,500 yrl '08 FTKOCT). O-Dominion Bloodstock, HGHR Inc & Linmac Farm; B-Juliana Orem (KY); T-David Cotey; J-Todd Kabel; $177,732. Lifetime Record: 18-8-1-2, $591,053. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 118, h, 5, A.P. Indy
--Eye of the Sphynx, by Smart Strike. O/B-Sam-Son Farm (ON); T-Malcolm Pierce; $71,093.
, 119, g, 4, Philanthropist--Uproar, by Hail the Ruckus. ($15,782 yrl '09 ONTSEP). O-Dennis Andrews, Sandra Lazaruk & Rob and Roberta Giffin; B-Gardiner Farms Limited (ON); T-Michael P De Paulo; $39,101.
Margins: NK, 1HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 9.45, 11.55, 2.20.
Also Ran: Hollinger, Imagining, Kara's Orientation.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Given no respect off his 13-1 upset of the GII King Edward S. here June 24, Riding the River overcame a world of trouble and finished with a rush to string together a $305 parlay as rain and hail pelted the E.P. Taylor Turf Course. On the edges in the sprinter/miler ranks here last term, Riding the River's 2011 highlights included a narrow second in the GII Play the King S. and a close-up fifth in the GI Woodbine Mile. He never factored in a seven-furlong main-track optional claimer Apr. 28 in his first start of the season, and was fourth in the GII Connaught Cup May 27 before his King Edward triumph. Showing a bit more early interest in the longest race of his career here, the bay tracked from fourth. Rider Todd Kabel had a fistful of horse at the top of the stretch, but the seam he and Riding the River tried to cut through closed up with no alternate route in sight. Room opened up inside the eighth pole, however, as chalk Imagining (Giant's Causeway) checked out, and Riding the River bowled his way to the lead to beat Hotep to the line. "It was a trip of hell," trainer David Cotey said. "I warned Todd, 'At some point in time, they're going to shut off and you're going to see a six-inch hole. Point him and hold on,' and that's almost exactly what happened. He just forced his way through it, he's such a game little guy."