Munnings Gelding Impressive at Oaklawn

9th at 9, Msw, $90,000 (6f)Winner: Landeskog, g, 3 by Munnings

Landeskog | Coady Photography

9th-Oaklawn, $90,000, Msw, 3-31, 3yo, 6f, 1:10.17, ft.
LANDESKOG (g, 3, Munnings–Minewander {GSP, $224,591}, by Mineshaft), who was just shy of a bullet half-mile when he worked in :47 flat (2/103) at Oaklawn Park Mar. 23, was sent off at 5-1 for this unveiling. One of the smoothest away, the chestnut battled with Tut’s Revenge (Eskendereya) on his outside through an opening quarter in :22.21, while maintaining a head advantage. The duo reached the half in :45.83, but Landeskog switched to another gear, cut the corner, and strolled away to win by 5 3/4 good-looking lengths. Tut’s Revenge held for second, 1 3/4 lengths in front of 3-5 chalk Golden Notion (Goldencents), who rated just behind the two pacesetters in third while well off the fence and put in a belated rally. The third winner from three runners for his dam, who placed in the GIII Arlington-Washington Lassie S. as a juvenile, the gelding is followed by juvenile filly Sense of Place (Blame). Minewander, who is a half-sister to GIII My Charmer H. heroine and GI Garden City Breeders’ Cup H. third Wander Mom (Maria’s Mom), produced a dead foal by Vancouver (Aus) last spring. Third dam and GIII Golden Rod S. victress Vivid Imagination (Raise a Man) is a half-sister to champion and top producer Serena’s Song (Rahy). Sales history: $75,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $54,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-ERJ Racing, LLC & John Fuller; B-CFP Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Doug F. O’Neill.

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