Ward Keeps It Rolling at Keeneland With Mucho Macho Man’s First Winner

4th at KEE, Msw, $60,000 (4 1/2f)Winner: Mucho Amor, f, 2 by Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Amor sees off the challenge of Blame the Frog | Coady Photography

4th-KEE, $59,949, Msw, 4-26, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.00, ft.
MUCHO AMOR (f, 2, Mucho Macho Man–Raucous Lady {SP}, by Rock Hard Ten) showed speed and plenty of grit down the lane to hold on for the victory, the ninth straight in a Keeneland baby race for trainer Wesley Ward and the first overall for her sire. Showing a trio of modest local works, capped by a half-mile in :49 flat (31/77) Apr. 21, the $280,000 OBS March pickup by Ben McElroy broke well from her inside stall and showed the way past a :22.66 quarter. Challenged by sneakily-bet Ben Colebrook firster Blame the Frog (Blame) at the furlong grounds, Mucho Amor dug in resolutely to stave that one off by a neck on the wire. The winner’s dam dropped a filly by Sky Mesa last term before visiting Street Boss. Sales History: $135,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Ten Broeck Farm, Inc.; B-Ed Few (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.

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