Saturday, Gulfstream ParkHUTCHESON S.-GII
, $150,000, GPX, 2-2, 3yo, 7f, 1:22 2/5, ft.
1--#@HONORABLE DILLON, 116, c, 3, by Tapit1st Dam: Shy Greeting (Arg) (SP-Arg), by Shy Tom2nd Dam: Greevy, by Groovy3rd Dam: Gioconda (Arg), by Good Manners
($100,000 RNA yrl '11 KEESEP; $100,000 2yo ‘12 FTFFEB). O-Joseph Bucci; B-Robert B Trussell Jr (KY); T-Eddie Kenneally; J-Joseph Rocco Jr. $90,000. *1/2 to Forty Greeta (Arg) (Roar), Ch. 2yo Filly-Arg, MG1SW-Arg. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-1, $155,570. Werk Nick Rating: C+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 116, c, 3, Tale of the Cat
--Forty Love, by Forty Niner. ($80,000 yrl '11 FTKJUL). O-Perretti Racing Stable LLC; B-Randal Family Trust (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher. $30,000.
, 116, g, 3, Purim--French Jeannette, by French Deputy. ($50,000 yrl '11 KEESEP). O-Wes Welker; B-Catesby W Clay Investment LLC (KY); T-Wesley A Ward. $15,000.
Margins: HF, NO, 2 1/4. Odds: 2.60, 1.80, 7.60.
Also Ran: Merit Man, Weekend Hideaway, Singanothersong, Pataky Kid, Really Sharp.
Scratched: Falling Sky, Little Distorted.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
Third on debut at the Spa July 28, Honorable Dillon donned cap and gown by 1 3/4 lengths from HII Remsen S. show horse Delhomme (Dixie Union) back at that venue Aug. 25. He was beaten 3/4 of a length by Singanothersong (Songandaprayer) going a sixteenth shorter Jan. 4, but was off at significantly lower than that foe’s 19-1 odds here. Honorable Dillon was kept in the clear in fourth early as Singanothersong posted splits of :22.07 and :44.64. He inched closer to confront Undrafted--who had taken over from the pacesetter late on the turn--and engaged that rival in upper stretch. Undrafted put up a game fight, but the green Honorable Dillon finally leveled off in the final sixteenth to pull clear as the eventual runner-up came flying down the center of the track with a head-turning late rally. "I thought there’d be some speed in the race, and there was," offered winning trainer Eddie Kenneally. "He relaxed beautifully and stalked on the outside and really dug in. He was a little green and was on the wrong lead in the stretch, but he gutted it out. He’s determined. He’s a nice horse." Of what might be next, the conditioner said, We’ll talk with the owner and come up with a plan... We may try [to stretch him out]. We’d like to try at some point. He’s bred to go farther than seven eighths of a mile. Can he do it? We’ll find out when we try. The [seven-panel Mar. 2 GIII] Swale is a definite possibility."