, $400,000, BEL, 10-6, 3yo, 1 1/8mT, 1:52 4/5, gd.
1--#@KING DAVID, 115, c, 3, by Hat Trick (Jpn)1st Dam: Storm West, by Gone West
2nd Dam: Storm Attack, by Storm Bird
3rd Dam: Hortensia (Fr), by Luthier (Fr)
O-Scarlet Stable; B-Ben Lengacher (KY); T-Michael J Maker; J-Rosie Napravnik. $240,000. Lifetime Record: 11-6-1-0, $333,435. *1/2 to Bertsgoldenmissile (Golden Missile), SW, $122,838. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 116, g, 3, King Cugat--Storm's Advance, by Storm Creek. O-Gerald & Susan Kresa; B-Horse Partners (NY); T-Jeremiah C Englehart. $80,000.
, 121, c, 3, War Front
--Rose of Summer, by El Prado (Ire). ($475,000 2yo '11 KEEAPR). O-Waterford Stable; B-Graceville Breeding (KY); T-Christophe Clement. $40,000.
Margins: HF, 3/4, 2 3/4. Odds: 28.00, 23.90, 2.50.
Also Ran: Cogito, Dullahan, Shkspeare Shaliyah, Howe Great. Scratched: Unbridled Command.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
King David continued his improvement and slayed the giant known as 8-5 favorite Dullahan (Even the Score) here. The dark bay paired up $25,000 claiming wins at Arlington for owner/trainer Larry Rivelli and added another score at that level at Saratoga Aug. 13. He was claimed out of that victory by owner Danny Gargan and trainer Nick Canani. Upped to $35,000 over this course Sept. 13, he pressed the pace and was haltered by his current connections. He utilized the same tactics this time as well as fellow longshot King Kreesa put up splits of :52.29 and 1:18.15 over the rain-softened ground. Dullahan, a two-time Grade I winner on Polytrack this season, was spinning his wheels on the turn. Second-choice Summer Front attempted to sneak up the fence in the lane, but wasn't quite willing to do so, and King David continued on strongly on the outside to cap a big day for both rider Rosie Napravnik and trainer Mike Maker. Napravnik came through on Shanghai Bobby one race earlier in the GI Foxwoods Champagne S., while Maker was at Keeneland to saddle Joha (Johar) to a mild upset in the GI Dixiana Breeders' Futurity. "Mike saw this horse at Saratoga, and lost a shake [to claim him] there, so he claimed him at Belmont," explained assistant trainer Pearl Hagadorn. "He looks for an athlete that he thinks can improve with his program, and he's brilliant at it." Napravnik added, "I was on a private plane with Ramon [Dominguez] to New York last night. He had ridden the horse before and had won on him, and we were just talking about the race he was running in. I said, 'You know what? Mike does this all the time. He's very good at turning it around, turning horses over, and doing a great job with them, especially on the turf.'"
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