Sunday, Keeneland *BOURBON S.
, $150,000, 2yo, 1 1/16m (AWT) (off turf), 1:43 2/5, ft. #POKER PLAYER (c, 2, Harlan’s Holiday--Revel in the Win, by Red Bullet)
closed into a slow pace to graduate in a $90,000, one-mile maiden special at Kentucky Downs Sept. 14, and was an overlooked 23-1 in his stakes debut. The gray, full of energy in the paddock, saved ground off the leaders under jockey Channing Hill. He left the pine nearing the quarter pole and, switched five wide, gobbled up the Polytrack en route to a 1 3/4-length score. Bashart (War Front) edged Bon Accord (Showing Up) for place honors. The race lost its “Win and You’re In” designation for the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, but trainer Wayne Catalano said he expected connections to make the trip to California regardless. It's been a huge weekend for WinStar sires. Artie Schiller got the Grade I double care of the Alcibiades and Breeders' Futurity, while Harlan's Holiday got his own juvenile stakes double on Sunday with this horse and GIII Grey S. winner Ami's Holiday.Sunday, KeenelandBOURBON S.
, $150,000, KEE, 10-6, 2yo, 1 1/16m (off turf), 1:43 2/5, ft.
1--#POKER PLAYER, 118, c, 2, by Harlan’s Holiday 1st Dam: Revel in the Win, by Red Bullet 2nd Dam: Icy Warning, by Caveat 3rd Dam: Northern Sting, by Northern Jove
($120,000 wlng '11 KEENOV). O-Gary and Mary
West; B-Nicholas M and Rosemary K Lotz & Harlan's
Holiday Syndicate (KY); T-Wayne M Catalano;
J-Channing Hill. $90,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0,
$145,900. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 122, c, 2, War Front
--Busy Windsong, by
Clever Trick. ($65,000 RNA wlng '11 KEENOV;
$185,000 RNA yrl '12 KEESEP; $195,000 RNA 2yo
‘13 KEEAPR). O-Rosedown Racing; B-Rosedown
Racing Stables, LLC (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher.
, 118, c, 2, Showing Up
by Street Cry (Ire). ($9,000 yrl '12 KEESEP).
O-Gelfenstein Farm; B-Mark Secrest (KY); T-Antonio
Margins: 1, NO, 3/4. Odds: 23.20, 2.90, 34.40.
*Downgraded from Grade III when taken off the turf.Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. VIDEO.
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