JIMMY WINKFIELD S.
, $73,500, AQU, 1-21, 3yo, 6f, 1:09 3/5, ft.
1--#CLAWBACK, 116, c, 3, by Put It Back1st Dam: Cloudrunner, by Dixieland Band2nd Dam: Aly's Adita, by Alydar3rd Dam: Royal Entrance, by Tim Tam
($27,000 yrl '11 OBSAUG; $70,000 2yo ‘12 OBSAPR). O-Klaravich Stables Inc & William Lawrence; B-Loren Nichols (FL); T-Richard A Violette, Jr; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $45,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-2-0, $110,600.
, 117, c, 3, Giant’s Causeway
-- Raffishing Look, by Kingmambo. ($115,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $200,000 2yo ‘12 FTMMAY; $170,000 RNA 2yo ‘12 KEEAPR). O-Alto Racing, LLC. $15,000.
, 116, g, 3, Pomeroy
--Think I Luv You, by Ecton Park. O-Gary Barber. $7,500.
Margins: 5, 2, 3 1/4. Odds: 0.45, 3.40, 23.40.
Clawback, who debuted with a runner-up effort at Saratoga in September, was second behind subsequent GII Jerome H. winner Vyjack (Into Mischief) in a Nov. 10 maiden special weight before graduating by a front-running three lengths over track and trip Dec. 13. The heavy favorite chased pacesetting Rubysandpearls through an opening quarter in :22.67 and put his head in front at the top of the lane after a half in :45.22 and surged clear under a hand ride for an easy victory. Winning Cause, who stumbled badly at the break, closed to be second. "That went super today," said Rusty Myers, assistant to winning trainer Rick Violette. "I was a little nervous coming out of the gate--they all came together at one point--but he came out of there in good shape, sat second, and pulled the trigger when Irad [Ortiz] asked him. The [1:09.75] was quick today. He did everything right." Ortiz added, "The trip today was perfect. He had a good post, he broke good, and I got a little pressure early on the outside. I asked him a little bit, and he picked it up pretty quick. I went a little fast, but in the end I still had a lot of horse." Click for the brisnet.com chart or video replay.
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