A March OBS graduate, CAUGHT (Put It Back), was a step slow from the gate in a MSW at Gulfstream going a mile on the turf. In this race, that was a good thing as he missed all the traffic monkey business on the first turn. CAUGHT advanced up the rail on the backstretch, tipped out two wide in the lane and passed the leader in the final strides to win by a neck. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and is trained by George Weaver.
STREET SURRENDER, running for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner West Point Thoroughbreds wired the field to win an allowance race at Golden Gate, her second in row, going a mile this time on the all weather track. The Street Boss 4 year old has won 4 of her 11 starts a for over $100,000 in earnings.
7 year old gelding SPARTIATIS (Scat Daddy) started on the fence in the Tom Fool H. G3 at Aqueduct for owner/breeder C. Peter Beler. He stalked the early leader Chief Lion while racing to his inside, then quickly dropped back to race in fourth entering the far turn. He had his work cut out for him as Chief Lion kicked for home well clear, but kept on coming on the outside in the stretch to win going away.
“We’re [GI] Carter-bound [Apr. 8],” winning trainer Leon Blusiewiczsaid. “He’s really settled down a whole lot. He’s a different horse, if you just give him a chance.”
At Turfway, TROPHY GIRL (Warrior’s Reward) won her second race for Tracy Farmer and trainer Mike Maker. She has won half of her 4 lifetime starts.
Kirkwood has three 2 Year olds consigned to the OBS March Sale. All three breezed strong and consistent 1/8ths in 10.1.
View the consignment and the breeze videos at http://www.kirkwoodstables.com/consignments.html
to listen to Kip Elser’s comments on his OBS March Consignment on the HRRN EQUINE FORUM. The interview starts about 86 minutes into the program and ends about minute 98. Be sure to listen to the comments after Kip signs off.
PROMISE ME TIZ (Interactif) sprinted 5 1/2 furlongs to break her maiden at Aqueduct. The 3 year old filly has already tallied 3 seconds so she has earned close to $50,000 for owners Reyana and Reya Racing.
Also graduating was 4 year old filly DELILAH (Hard Spun) owned by Harry T Rosenblum. She raced 1 1/16 at Oaklawn and despite being checked and floated wide, she got up in time to win by a neck.
Multiple graded stakes placed Realm (Haynesfield) added another placing in the Fred W. Hooper Stakes – Gr. 3 at Gulfstream to make it 3 on the board finishes in graded company. Realm is owned by his trainer Barclay Tagg , Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita and has earned over $220,000 for his connections