Public Sector the One to Beat in HOF

Public Sector (GB) (Kingman {GB}), no worse than second in three attempts this season, has been installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Friday's GII National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. at Saratoga. An impressive debut winner over the Saratoga lawn last summer, the GII Pilgrim S. runner-up followed a win in a Belmont optional claimer June 4 with a rallying second-place finish after soft fractions--beaten just a head--to wire-to-wire winner Original (Quality Road) in the Manila S. July 4. Public Sector's trainer Chad Brown won this race...

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Annex Adds Blinkers for Penn Mile

'TDN Rising Star' Annex (Constitution), a disappointing eighth as the favorite in the GII American Turf S. at Churchill Downs May 1, adds blinkers for Friday evening's GII Penn Mile S. at Penn National. The chestnut was perfect in his previous three trips to the post, including narrow wins in the Palm Beach S. Feb. 27 and Cutler Bay S. Mar. 27. The speedy Original (Quality Road) collected third in his previous two attempts in the GIII Kitten's Joy S. Jan. 30 and Woodhaven S. Apr. 17. He will be...

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Annex Looks to Remain Perfect in American Turf

Unbeaten 'TDN Rising Star' Annex (Constitution) looks to keep his perfect record in tact as the favorite in the GII American Turf S. at Churchill Downs. Rallying from well back to take his debut at Gulfstream Jan. 16, the chestnut captured the Palm Beach S. there Feb. 27 and followed suit with a win in the Cutler Bay S. in Hallandale Mar. 27. The red-hot Irad Ortiz, Jr. climbs aboard for the first time here, which adds even more upside to this talented favorite. Shug McGaughey saddles a strong contender...

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Constitution's Annex Remains Unbeaten in Cutler Bay

Annex took his record to three-for-three with his second straight stakes victory in Gulfstream's Cutler Bay S. Rallying to victory in his career bow over course and distance Jan. 16, the 'TDN Rising Star' captured the Palm Beach S. in Hallandale next out Feb. 27 and was favored to repeat here. Sitting a bit closer to the pace in a joint fourth, the flashy chestnut raced off the fence through a :24.06 opening quarter and :47.78 half-mile. Swung out three wide turning for home, the even-money favorite surged up alongside...

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Constitution Colt Remains Perfect in Palm Beach

Annex took his record to two-for-two with a late-closing kick to take the Palm Beach S. at Gulfstream Saturday. Tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' when rallying from well back to graduate on debut going a mile here Jan. 16, he was favored at 6-5 to repeat in this black-type bow. Racing in sixth, the chestnut was well back off the pace as Arzak (Not This Time) shot out to a clear lead with about 10 lengths on his closest pursuer Hot Blooded (Declaration of War), who also had daylight on...

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Eclipse Buys Into 'Rising Star' Annex

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners has acquired a part-interest in recent 'TDN Rising Star' Annex (Constitution) from LNJ Foxwoods, Aron Wellman, Eclipse's managing partner tweeted and then later confirmed via phone Thursday afternoon. "We're in a fortunate position where we've got a good relationship with the Roth family, with Jaime, and I go way, way back with Alex Solis [III] and Jason Litt, their advisors," said Wellman. "That existing relationship certainly helped to be able to open the door for the opportunity to buy into the colt." Sent off at debut odds...

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Constitution Colt Flies Home to Become a 'TDN Rising Star'

Sent off at debut odds of 28-5, LNJ Foxwoods' Annex (Constitution) came with a telling turn of foot inside the final furlong to break his maiden extremely impressively in Saturday's seventh race from Gulfstream, earning the 'TDN Rising Star' tag. Bet down from a morning line of 12-1, the bald-faced chestnut was void of early speed and settled last but two as a good pace developed on the front end. Traveling well within himself entering the final half-mile, Annex was quietly ridden on the turn, but was angled out sharply...

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