8th-OPX, $54,000, Alw, NW1X, 4yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:10, ft.APROPOS (f, 4, First Samurai--Apt, by A.P. Indy)
was third on debut at the Fair Grounds last January and came off a hiatus to win over the Keeneland synthetic in October. Returning from another layoff here, the homebred drafted in along the rail in fourth through the opening stages. Looking for more running room on the turn, the 4-5 chalk swung three wide, kicked into gear and blew past the leaders in the stretch to take command and power to a 10 1/4 length win. Appealing Susan (Successful Appeal) completed the exacta. The winner is out of Apt (A.P. Indy), a half-sibling to Champion Older Male and GI Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame (Arch). Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $66,553. Click for the brisnet.com chart or VIDEO.
O/B-Claiborne Farm & Adele B Dilschneid (KY). T-Albert M Stall Jr.
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