Klaravich Stable & William H. Lawrence's Balance the Books (c, 3, Lemon Drop Kid--Kreisleriana, by Seeking the Gold), scratched from last Friday's GIII National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. when it was taken off the turf and contested on the main track, had Wednesday's Stroll S. as a plan B, and made the most of the opportunity with a rail run in the final eighth of a mile to best Hardest Core (Hard Spun) by a neck, with Mills (Any Given Saturday) third. With the victory, Balance the Books snapped a four-race losing streak, dating back to the GIII Bourbon S. at Keeneland last October. Prior to that, he had taken the GII With Anticipation S. as a maiden and was third in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf subsequent to his effort at Keeneland. O-Klaravich Stable & William H Lawrence. B-Scott C Heider & Knowles Bloodstock Inc (KY). T-Chad C Brown.STROLL S.
, $100,000, SAR, 8-14, 3yo, 1 1/8mT, 1:50 4/5, yl.
1--BALANCE THE BOOKS, 120, c, 3, by Lemon Drop Kid
1st Dam: Kreisleriana, by Seeking the Gold
2nd Dam: Kooyonga (Ire), by Persian Bold (Ire)
3rd Dam: Anjuli (Ire), by Northfields
($37,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $160,000 2yo ‘12 KEEAPR). O-Klaravich Stables Inc William H Lawrence; B-Scott C Heider & Knowles Bloodstock Inc (KY); T-Chad C Brown; J-Javier Castellano. $60,000. Lifetime Record: MGSW & GISP, 8-3-1-2, $403,167. *1/2 to Photo Shoot (Giant’s Causeway), SP, $174,273.
, 118, c, 3, Hard Spun
--Lillybuster, by Housebuster. ($70,000 RNA yrl '11 KEEJAN; $60,000 RNA yrl '11 KEESEP; $87,000 yrl '11 FTKOCT). O-Ghostzapper Racing. $20,000.
, 118, g, 3, Any Given Saturday
--Highland Hope, by Unaccounted For. ($14,000 yrl '11 KEEJAN; $115,000 yrl '11 KEESEP). O-Joyce B Young & Gerald McManis. $10,000.
Margins: NK, 1 1/4, 1HF. Odds: 2.10, 3.25, 5.10.
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