Bolt d'Oro Colt Slow To Go, But Breezes Home on Churchill Debut

Go Otto Go | Coady

2nd-Churchill Downs, $114,375, Msw, 5-25, 2yo, 5f, :59.04, ft, 4 lengths.
GO OTTO GO (c, 2, Bolt d'Oro–Court Dancer {SW, $483,751}, by War Chant) was sent away at odds just shy of 2-1 for his debut run and overcame a bit of a sluggish beginning from the inside stall to graduate by four lengths Thursday. Off about a half-step slowly, the $42,000 Keeneland November buyback turned $180,000 Fasig-Tipton July purchase was forced to steady off the heels of pacesetting second-timer Suga Steve (Goldencents), but was athletic enough to re-engage to that one's outside entering the turn. More or less on even terms as they raced around the bend, the dark bay was asked for his best in upper stretch by Florent Geroux, opened an unassailable advantage into the final eighth of a mile and proved a handy winner under only mild encouragement. Beaudacious Colton (Race Day), already a veteran of two prior starts, ran on nicely for second. New York-bred Court Dancer was purchased by Sun Valley Farm for $50,000 in foal to Connect at KEENOV in 2018 and Go Otto Go is her second winner from as many to the races. From the family of GI New York S. victress Fourstar Crook (Freud), Go Otto Go has a yearling half-sister by McKinzie that made $100,000 at KEENOV last fall and Court Dancer was most recently served by Tacitus. Sales history: $42,000 RNA Wlg '21 KEENOV; $180,000 Ylg '22 FTKJUL. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $69,000.
O-Three Chimneys Farm; B-Sun Valley Farm (KY); T-Steven M Asmussen.

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