Jersey-Bred Golden Brown Upsets the Kent

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8th at DEL, $200kGIII Kent S. (1 1/8m)Winner: Golden Brown, c, 3 by Offlee Wild

Golden Brown | Hoofprints, Inc.

Golden Brown had only been on the grass once before–when second in the Dan Horn S. for New Jersey-breds last out June 17–but that didn’t stop him from kicking away and pulling off the double-digit upset here. A third-out graduate sprinting in the Parx slop Feb. 24, he was fourth first off the bench back in state-bred company May 5 and wheeled back in three weeks to get a narrow win in a similar restricted spot. He was 16-1 in the Dan Horn, and sported just two very slow breezes in the interim.

Tugging his way up to sit second in the two path into the first turn, Golden Brown dropped out a bit down the backside and was fifth in between foes as they spun for home. Shifted outside for clear sailing, he leveled off powerfully once his feet were completely under him and kicked away decisively.

It was a trouble-filled stretch run for some of the Kent also-rans–namely favored Untamed Domain (Animal Kingdom), who bounced off of Hot Springs and into the rail. In a somewhat surprising decision, the stewards ruled that pacesetting Archaggelos (Temple City) had caused the chain reaction, and he was taken down and put behind Untamed Domain.

“His last race–even though it was in Jersey-bred company–came against an older horse and Jersey-bred champion [in GSW Irish Strait {English Channel}],” noted winning conditioner Pat McBurney when asked of the decision to try this tougher spot with Golden Brown. “We figured if we could repeat that race, we might get a piece of it. It worked out today”

Pedigree Notes:

Golden Brown is the eight graded or group winner for late stallion Offlee Wild. His hard-knocking dam was a course record setter sprinting on the Meadowlands turf, and is a half to French GSW Arcadia’s Angle (Aldebaran). Suzee Sunrise’s Flatter colt sold for $90,000 as a 2017 Keeneland November weanling, and she produced a Tapizar filly Mar. 24.

Saturday, Delaware Park
KENT S.-GIII, $200,375, Delaware, 7-14, 3yo, 1 1/8mT, 1:48.06, fm.
1–GOLDEN BROWN, 116, c, 3, by Offlee Wild
1st Dam: Suzee Sunrise, by Chester House
2nd Dam: Diane’s Birthday, by With Approval
3rd Dam: Pretense d’Or, by Medaille d’Or
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($22,000 Ylg
’16 FTKOCT). O-ABL Stable, D. Bossone, P. Donnelly &
J. Schnoor, Jr.; B-Esther de Jong (NJ); T-Patrick B. McBurney;
J-Jairo Rendon. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 7-3-3-0, $209,500.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick
Rating: A.2–Hot Springs, 117, c, 3, Uncle Mo–Magical Victory, by Victory
Gallop. ($750,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP). O-Woodford Racing, LLC;
B-Bo Hirsch LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen. $40,000.
3–Carrick, 116, c, 3, Giant’s Causeway–How Far to Heaven, by
Distorted Humor. ($75,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP). O-Donegal Racing;
B-Patricia Pavlish (KY); T-Thomas Morley. $22,000.Margins: 1 3/4, 1, HF. Odds: 15.60, 6.40, 2.60.
Also Ran: Way Early, Untamed Domain, Archaggelos, Gunnison, Duc de Calas (Fr). Scratched: Blame the Rider. Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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