Shinkansen, a 3 year old Pure Prize filly broke her maiden in a 1 mile off the turf MSW at Laurel. She swung out entering the stretch and mowed down the field. She is owned by Mens Grille Racing and was a $70,000 Timonium 2 year old in training graduate for Kirkwood.
SPARTIATIS, a 6 year old Scat Daddy gelding, was off a bit slow, moved inside to save ground, then swung out to drive to the finish to win an AOC race at Saratoga by a neck going 6 furlongs on the dirt. He is a homebred for C. Peter Beler trained by Leon Blusiewicz. Spartiatis has earned over $226,000.
The Scott Lake trained three year old filly SILLY FACE has been close a number of times and has already earned over $33,000. Today she went to the lead and never looked back going a mile and 70 on the dirt, She is owned by Gold Starr Racing LLC and was bred by Merrylegs Farm North, LLC.
At Saratoga in the prestigious Diana G1 Graded SW RECEPTA owned by Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin and bred by John W. Phillips & Hank Snowden settled in mid pack and then came wide late to run second by a nostril in an exciting finish. She has earned over $696,000 for her connections.
Three year old Hard Spun colt HIT IT ONCE MORE stepped up into stakes company in the NY Derby at Finger Lakes and wired the field drawing off to win by over 6 lengths. He is owned by August Dawn Farm, was bred by JMJ Racing Stables, LLC and is trained by Gary Sciacca. He has earned over $200,000.
The icing on the cake was the win at Saratoga by the Dogwood Farm owned and Todd Pletcher trained MONEY CHANGER who bumped his earning over $117,000.
INCONCLUSIVE added her second consecutive stakes win–this time via disqualification–in the first division of Indiana Grand’s feature, the Tawee S. Victorious in a one-mile optional claimer over the Fair Grounds turf to begin her year she then ran second in the G3 Bourbonette Oaks over the synthetic at Turfway. Switched back to the grass she rallied to take the Northbound Pride Oaks at Canterbury for her first stakes win. INCONCLUSIVE ran off the pace early then rallied along the hedge on the far turn and finally shifted out to the six path as a rival bulled through a narrow opening and knocked a several off stride. After an objection and a stewards’ inquiry into the stretch run Inconclusive was declared the winner. She is owned by Carolyn Friedberg and Jeff T. Larson, was bred by James Heyward and is trained by Richard R. Scherer. She has earned $193,680.
Tom’s Ready, winner of the Woody Stephen Stakes (gr. II) in June at Belmont Park, will stand at Spendthrift Farm upon his retirement following an agreement with owner GMB Racing to acquire the breeding rights to the son of More Than Ready .
Tom’s Ready was purchased & prepared for his racing career at Kirkwood
“We are excited to have the opportunity to stand such a talented and progressive colt as Tom’s Ready, and we’re appreciative to Mr. and Mrs. (Tom) Benson and the entire GMB Racing team,” Ned Toffey, general manager at Spendthrift, said in a July 10 release. “Tom’s Ready is one of the best-looking colts we’ve ever seen by More Than Ready, who is emerging as an important sire of sires, both in America and Australia.
“Tom’s Ready is incredibly sound and versatile, and we believe his Woody Stephens performance is just the beginning of a big future ahead.”
Five year old gelding DUVAL has traveled around the country and earned over $269,000 with a wonderfully consistent record of 27: 6-5-8. He is now owned by Ten Strike Racing and trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero. Today, going off the heavy favorite, he dueled briefly for the lead, got it and the rail position and sailed to a 2 length win going 6 furlongs on the dirt at PARX.
NY Bred three year old FOR LATER was bumped hard at the start and ended up at the back of the pack, but when asked he responded and edged clear for a 4 length maiden win at Belmont. He is owned by Anthony M. Perri and was bred by Merrylegs Farm North, LLC