Algorithms Colt Gives Sagamore a Preakness Day Win

Recruiting Ready | Jim McCue, MJC

“TDN Rising Star” Recruiting Ready continued to display his talent as a sprinter, providing his Maryland-based owner with a Preakness day score. Taking up his preferred position at the head of affairs, the bay made every pole a winning one, ticking off opening splits of :22.98 and :45.96 and continuing to pour it on in the stretch to win as he pleased. “It's a big significance for myself because I just started training. Having Kevin [Plank] and being in Baltimore here, it means a lot for us to be able to win a race like this for him,” winning trainer Horacio DePaz said. “The horse does best when he's on the lead. We kind of let him free run a little bit. If you take too much hold of him, he really isn't going to settle. He's a strong horse. I was surprised those other horses went with him, but I was comfortable with where he was at the whole way around.” A jaw-dropping 10 1/4-length graduate over this course just short of a year ago, Recruiting Ready completed the exacta in both the GIII Bashford Manor S. and GII Saratoga Special S. Third in both the 1 1/16-mile GIII Iroquois S. and six-panel Buffalo Man S. to conclude his juvenile campaign, the $110,000 KEESEP grad faded to 10th in the one-mile Mucho Macho Man S. Jan. 7 and returned to winning ways when cut back to six furlongs in a Laurel optional claimer Mar. 10. He made it two in a row next out with a 5 1/4-length success in Oaklawn's Bachelor S. Apr. 13. Recruiting Ready has a 2-year-old half-brother named Cove Blue (Ghostzapper) and a yearling half-sister by Blame. His second dam is MGSW Trip (Lord at War {Arg}), who produced the dam of Mucho Macho Man winner Sonic Mule (Distorted Humor). Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

CHICK LANG S., $200,000, PIM, 5-20, 3yo, 6f, 1:10.35, gd.
1–RECRUITING READY, 120, c, 3, by Algorithms
1st Dam: Need, by Strong Hope
2nd Dam: Trip, by Lord At War (Arg)
3rd Dam: Tour, by Forty Niner
“TDN Rising Star” ($110,000 Ylg '15 KEESEP; $240,000 RNA
2yo '16 FTFMAR). O-Sagamore Farm; B-Claiborne Farm (KY);
T-Horacio DePaz; J-Horacio Karamanos. $120,000. Lifetime
Record: MGSP, 9-4-1-2, $308,765.
2–Aquamarine, 116, c, 3, Gemologist–April True, by Yes It's
True. ($240,000 Ylg '15 OBSAUG). O-Zayat Stables, LLC; B-H &
A Stables LLC (FL); T-D. Wayne Lukas. $40,000.[bullet ad=”mckathan-brothers-training-grad”][bullet ad=”eqb-yearlingpurchasezayat”]3–Three Rules, 122, c, 3, Gone Astray–Joy Rules, by Full
Mandate. O/B-Shade Tree Thoroughbreds Inc, Geoff Roy & Tom Fitzgerald (FL); T-Jose Pinchin. $20,000.
Margins: 3 3/4, 3/4, 1HF. Odds: 2.70, 10.80, 1.30.
Also Ran: Bobby Abu Dhabi, Proforma, Always a Suspect, Theory, Even Thunder. Scratched: Liar's Dice.

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