Medaglia d’Oro Colt Finishes Fastest to Take Salty Oaklawn Allowance

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Medaglia d’Oro | Darley Photo

 

7th-OP, $76,000, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($62,500), 1-13, 3yo, 1m, 1:39.62, ft.

HIGHER POWER (c, 3, Medaglia d’Oro–Alternate {SW & MGSP, $550,695}, by Seattle Slew) rallied for third behind a pair of next out winners sprinting at Remington Park Oct. 7 before stretching out to two turns and graduating there Nov. 8. The 5-1 shot was in tight along the rail as a wall of horses in front of him rushed to the early lead. He found room to swing out four wide turning for home and continued to rally down the center of the track, engaging heavy favorite and ‘TDN Rising Star’ New York Central (Tapit) at the sixteenth pole and persevered by 3/4 of a length. Higher Power is a half to Alternation (Distorted Humor), MGSW, $1,064,727; & Interrupted (Broken Vow), MSW & GSP, $251,005. Their dam is a half to 1995 Canadian Horse of the Year Peaks and Valleys (Mt. Livermore). Alternate is also responsible for a juvenile colt named Redirect (Speightstown) and was visited by Curlin and Ghostzapper last season.Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $68,728. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O/B-Pin Oak Stud, LLC (KY); T-Donnie K. Von Hemel.

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