Corporate Power Finds Second Wind Late, Rerallies to Take Sir Barton

Corporate Power Maryland Jockey Club

Debuted at Gulfstream in January, Corporate Power has continued to be on the improve for Shug McGaughey, breaking his maiden in his second start Feb. 24. Shipped to New York, he came up 1 1/4-length short of Unique Insight (Gun Runner) as the favorite facing allowance horses over a sloppy/sealed track Apr. 12 but still posted a career-best 90 Beyer Speed Figure. Stepped up in class and racing with the addition of blinkers Saturday in his stakes debut, Corporate Power flashed early speed but was outrun and had to race wide as Daily Grind (Medaglia d'Oro) led through fractions of :24.39 and :48.35. Briefly put on the back foot around the turn, the 8-5 favorite had to work to re-engage the leaders into the stretch and put in a big effort outside of Imperial Gun to just get up in the shadow of the wire to take the photo finish over Gould's Gold. A steward's inquiry and rider's objection were both filed into the stretch run alleging interference against Imperial Gun but no change was made.

“It was only his fourth race,” said McGaughey. “He has a lot to learn. I put blinkers on him to try to keep him a little more focused. With racing, he's going to get more focused. This was his best race. I was pleased with his effort. He's not ready, I think, for the big boys. I think I'd like to race him one more time and face them in the fall.”

The 104th stakes winner for Curlin, Corporate Power is the second foal and winner out of GSW and $1.45m FTKNOV Stonestreet broodmare buy Road to Victory. She has a yearling colt by Into Mischief and reported a filly by Not This Time this year. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

SIR BARTON S. SPONSORED BY BRANDON AND DIANNAH PERRY TO BENEFIT THE THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE, $100,000, Pimlico, 5-18, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:44.98, my.
1–CORPORATE POWER, 118, c, 3, by Curlin
                1st Dam: Road to Victory (GSW-USA, SW-Can,
                                 $248,336), by Quality Road
                2nd Dam: Favoritism, by Tiznow
                3rd Dam: Chaste, by Cozzene
($925,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Courtlandt
Farms (Donald Adam); B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings
LLC (KY); T-Claude R. McGaughey III; J-Javier Castellano.
$60,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0, $121,200.
2–Gould's Gold, 118, c, 3, Goldencents–Goose Martini, by
Bernardini. ($100,000 Ylg '22 FTKOCT). O-4 G Racing, LLC,
Lance Gasaway and Magdalena Racing; B-Rock Ridge
Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek. $20,000.
3–Imperial Gun, 118, c, 3, Gun Runner–Take a Memo, by
Empire Maker. ($375,000 Ylg '22 KEEJAN). O-HRH Prince
Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud; B-Adrian Regan & Fergus Galvin
(KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen. $10,000.
Margins: NO, NK, 4HF. Odds: 1.60, 6.00, 2.20.
Also Ran: Real Macho, Daily Grind, D Day Sky, Circle P, Deposition. Scratched: Mighty Message, Tuscan Sky.

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