Shanghai Bobby's Gotta Go in Gone at Churchill

5th at CD , $51kMsw (6f)Winner: Gotta Go, c, 2 by Shanghai Bobby

5th-CD, $51,659, Msw, 9-17, 2yo, 6f, 1:10.49, ft.
GOTTA GO (c, 2, Shanghai Bobby–Disturbingly Hot, by Unbridled's Song), fifth going a furlong shorter in his debut at Ellis July 30, was given a 12-1 chance here. Settled in midpack behind a sharp early pace, Gotta Go inched closer to the front passing the quarter pole and through the turn. Well positioned behind the frontrunning Grade One (Midnight Lute) at the head of the lane, Gotta Go overtook that rival midstretch and drew off to win by an easy 4 3/4-length margin. Bow Ready (Oxbow) closed to nab second by a head over Grade One. Disturbingly Hot is responsible for a yearling colt by Speightstown in addition to a weanling filly by Pioneerof the Nile. She was bred to Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. Gotta Go was one of seven purchases by Bob Lothenbach's team at last year's September sale for gross receipts just north of $2.65 million. They have been equally active during the first week at Keeneland this year, snapping up nine youngsters for $2.905 million. Sales history: $250,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $31,560. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Lothenbach Stables Inc; B-Machmer Hall (KY); T-Ian R. Wilkes.

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