August Dawn Farm’s THREE TECHNIQUE (Mr Speaker), dubbed a ‘TDN Rising Star’ off of a blowout maiden win towards the end of the Saratoga meet, will make his first start since that outing in a first-level allowance/optional claimer Wednesday at Aqueduct. Named after an interior defensive line position in football by owner and Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells, the $180,000 Fasig-Tipton July purchase ran a strong second debuting at odds-on June 14 at Belmont, getting his final furlong of the five-panel test in a sharp :11.14. Next out July 21 at the Spa, the dark bay again finished full of run while settling for the runner-up spot, this time behind next-out GI Runhappy Hopeful S. romper Basin (Liam’s Map).
Getting shuffled all the way back to last on the turn of his third try Aug. 31, Three Technique produced a devastating kick in the final furlong and ran away to a powerful 5 1/2-length score to earn his ‘Rising Star’ badge. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, he shows three local breezes in preparation for this return, capped by a half-mile bullet in :49 2/5 (1/17) Nov. 10.
His main competition in the six-horse group appears to come from undefeated barnmate Captain Bombastic (Forty Tales). Rallying to graduate going away on debut against New York-breds Sept. 28 at Belmont, the Team Hanley colorbearer showed more speed and gamely prevailed in the state-bred Sleepy Hollow S. stretching out to a mile there Oct. 19. TJCIS PPs