Shakin It Up Scores in GII Strub S.
The lightly raced Shakin It Up (c, 4 Midnight Lute–Silver Bullet Moon Vindication, by Vindication)
made only three trips to the post during his sophomore campaign. The dark bay started off last term with a victory in the GII San Vincente S. here Feb. 17 before finishing fourth to his 3/4-brother and today’s runner-up, Governor Charlie in the GIII Sunland Derby Mar. 24. Finishing off the season with a score in the GI Malibu S. at this oval Dec. 26, he was dispatched as the 3-1 chalk for this 4-year-old debut. Shakin It Up broke on top, but was immediately angled in to the rail and rated back to a tracking third under the patient hands of Hall of Famer Mike Smith through opening splits of :23.98 and :47.06. Taken wide in the backstretch, the dark bay was sent after the leaders approaching the turn for home and engaged in a duel with stablemate Governor Charlie in the lane. Shakin It Up cruised clear of that rival late and hit the wire two lengths ahead making it a Bob Baffert/Midnight Lute exacta. Hear the Ghost (Ghostzapper) checked in third. The final time for the 1 1/16-mile GII Strub S. was 1:41.86. Lifetime Record: 7-4-1-1, $487,600. Click for the brisnet.com chart or VIDEO.
O-Cardoza/Pegram. B-Michael Pegram (KY). T-Bob Baffert.STRUB S.-GII, $200,750, SAX, 1-18, 4yo, 1 1/16m, 1:41 4/5, ft.
1--SHAKIN IT UP, 118, c, 4, by Midnight Lute 1st Dam: Silver Bullet Moon, by Vindication 2nd Dam: Silverbulletday, by Silver Deputy 3rd Dam: Rokeby Rose, by Tom Rolfe
O-Dennis Cardoza & Michael Pegram; B-Michael
Pegram (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-Mike Smith. $120,000.
Lifetime Record: 7-4-1-1, $487,600. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick Rating: A+.
, 118, c, 4, Midnight Lute
Silverbulletway, by Storm Cat. O-Karl Watson,
Michael Pegram, & Paul Weitman; B-Michael Pegram
(KY); T-Bob Baffert. $40,000.
3--Hear the Ghost
, 120, g, 4, Ghostzapper
Coronado's Quest. ($40,000 yrl '11 KEESEP). O-Halo
Farms & Jerry Hollendorfer; B-W S Farish and Lazy F
Ranch (KY); T-Jerry Hollendorfer. $24,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, 2 1/4, 2 1/4. Odds: 3.10, 6.30, 1.40.
Also Ran: Zeewat, Dice Flavor, Heir of Storm, Say Ow, Rookie Sensation.
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