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WinStar Farm - Versailles, KY | 2007 | Entered Stud 2011 | 2020 Fee $15,000

Mr. Money Looks to ‘Winn’ Some More of It

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Mr. Money | Horsephotos

By Brian DiDonato

Allied Racing Stable’s Mr. Money (Goldencents) seeks his second consecutive victory under the Twin Spires in Saturday evening’s GIII Matt Winn S. The Bret Calhoun pupil cut back off a fifth behind stablemate By My Standards (Goldencents) in the nine-panel GII Louisiana Derby to romp in the GIII Pat Day Mile S. on GI Kentucky Derby day May 4. He was further flattered when runner-up Hog Creek Hustle (Overanalyze) came back to annex the GI Woody Stephens S. last week at Belmont. “He trained super into the Pat Day Mile and he’s doing awesome,” Calhoun said of Mr. Money according to the Churchill media department. “He’s always done everything the right way when he trains in the morning and shows so much talent every day when he steps on the racetrack.”

Signalman (General Quarters) also boasts solid local form, having annexed the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. here last November after a well-beaten second to Knicks Go (Paynter) in the GI Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland and a third in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile here. His best finish this year was a third in the GII Toyota Blue Grass S. back in Lexington Apr. 6, and he was most recently ninth in the GI Preakness S. May 18. Knicks Go was 70-1 when he ran away with the Breeders’ Futurity, and 40-1 when he split champion Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}) and Signalman at the Breeders’ Cup. He was 11th as the favorite in the Kentucky Jockey Club S., however, and hasn’t appeared to improve in three outings this term. His closest finish was his last, when he was fourth in the GIII Stonestreet Lexington S. behind Preakness third Owendale (Into Mischief).

Nolo Contesto (Pioneerof the Nile) is an intriguing out-of-town shipper invading for the powerhouse team of Hronis Racing and John Sadler that will also be represented in the GII Stephen Foster S. by Gift Box (Twirling Candy). The last horse to have beaten leading sophomore Omaha Beach (War Front) when he did so in a January Santa Anita maiden special weight, he finished second to ‘TDN Rising Star’ Roadster (Quality Road) in a Mar. 1 optional claimer and fourth behind that foe in the GI Santa Anita Derby Apr. 6.

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