Not This Time Colt Romps at Keeneland


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4th-Keeneland, $70,706, Alw, 10-24, (NW2L), 2yo, 1 1/16m (off turf), 1:44.32, gd, 11 3/4 lengths.
NEXT (c, 2, Not This Time–Bahia Beach {MSP, $141,104}, by Awesome Again), a midfield sixth when favored on his June 14 debut over the Woodbine synthetic, shed the blinkers and fought his way to a half-length graduation sprinting at Kentucky Downs Sept. 16. The 9-5 second favorite broke running and settled nicely up front through fractions of :23.67 and :47.52 with token pressure to his outside. Rated along on the turn, the gray displayed a strong kick when set down into the short stretch and he widened with every stride to cross the line an 11 3/4-length winner. Favored Eucharist (Flatter) sat a three-wide trip and held for second while covering 54 feet (nearly six lengths) more than the winner, according to Trakus. Next counts Grade II winner Relaxing Rhythm (Easy Goer) as his third dam and is the last listed produce for Bahia Beach. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $96,894. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O/B-Silverton Hill LLC (KY); T-Wesley A Ward.

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