Newly turned 5-year-old Hard Spun colt MSW HIT IT ONCE MORE started his 2018 campaigned with a strong allowance win at PARX, followed by a win in the Haynesfield Stakes at Aqueduct. Back again in stakes company in the Stymie also at Aqueduct, he added to his resume with a third. HIT IT ONCE MORE was purchased from Kirkwood Stables for $90,000 as a two year old by his trainer Gary Sciacca acting as agent for August Dawn Farm. He was bred by JMJ Racing Stables, LLC. His bankroll stands over $509,000.
Kirkwood has the half brother to YULONG WARRIOR by NOBLE MISSION (GB) selling this month at the Fasig Tipton Gulfstream Sale. YULONG WARRIOR (Street Cry (IRE) – Mahkama (USA) (Bernardini (USA)) demolished the field by over 10 lengths in the Al Bastakia S at Meydan on Super Saturday as part of the build up to the Dubai World Cup.
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Kirkwood has many happy associations with the family of BELLERIN (Malibu Moon – Seek to Soar, by Seeking the Gold) through his grand dam Soaring Softly.
Yesterday going a mile on the dirt, BELLERIN showed early speed and went right to the lead and stayed there to score a win and break his maiden. The gelding was sold by Kirkwood to trainer Carla Gaines for her client, owner Keith Brackpool.