Lothenbach Stables

Bell's the One Gearing Up For Return

Lothenbach Stables' Bell's the One (Majesticperfection), who became the first Grade I winner for trainer Neil Pessin in last year's Derby City Distaff ahead of a third-place effort to champion 'TDN Rising Star' Gamine (Into Mischief) in the GI Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.60 (9/36) at the Fair Grounds Feb. 28. Pessin confirmed that the GI Madison S. at Keeneland Apr. 4, in which his charge was a pace-compromised third in the coronavirus-delayed 2020 renewal last July, is the jumping-off spot for the mare's...

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Minnesota-Bred Charlie's Penny Upsets the Silverbulletday

A dominant debut winner on the Arlington synthetic Sept. 17, Charlie's Penny was fourth to Souper Sensational next out in Woodbine's Glorious Song S. a month later. Capturing an optional claimer on the dirt at Churchill Nov. 28, she was third in this venue's six-panel Letelier Memorial S. Dec. 19. Stretching out to two turns for the first time here, Charlie's Penny was away alertly and established herself in third, running off the fence through glacial early fractions. Three wide exiting the bend, the gray motored clear in the lane...

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Violence Colt Sharp First Out for Wilkes; Named Rising Star

Lothenbach Stables Inc.'s Violent City (Violence), given a 7-1 chance for his first go for the notoriously patient Ian Wilkes barn, showed good speed and promise Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream to comfortably best $1-million fellow firster Palm Springs (Uncle Mo) and be named a 'TDN Rising Star'. Scrubbed on by Julien Leparoux to vie for early command, the dark bay poked a head in front down the backside and posted a :22.50 opening quarter as Palm Springs was steadied out and dropped back. Violent City appeared to be going much...

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