Prepared and sold by Kirkwood for $50,000 this spring at OBS, two year old MR GREY (Fr) ran greenly but got his head in front to break his maiden going a mile on the turf at Belmont. He was bred in France by E.A.R.L. Haras Du Quesnay (FR) and is trained by Christophe Clement.
FIRESTAR, a three year old Here Comes Ben filly owned by Zilla Racing, won again laughing at the competition at Finger Lakes wiring the field going a mile and seventy and sailing to an almost 10 length romp. She raised her earnings to $81,382.
West Point Thoroughbreds 2 YO Hansen gelding, THE WALK, graduated in his second start. He rated inside behind splits of :23.02 and :46.65. Ready to go, but lacking running room, he finally found a gap along the inside. THE WALK promptly went on to score by a length over his tiring rival. The gelding was bred by Crumbaugh Lane LLC (KY) and is trained by Thomas Albertrani.
Wonderfully named Midshipman gelding, COME AROUND returned from over a year off and a trainer switch to Horacio DePaz . This summer he ran second on the Saratoga lawn and followed that up to graduate easily in an off-turf event also at the Spa. Today in allowance company at Belmont going 1 1/8 on the turf, COME AROUND broke sharply as the favorite and stalked in midpack . He was bottled up approaching the top of the lane, but found an inside route and passed the pacesetter to win going away by 1 1/4 lengths. He is owned by Sagamore Farm and was bred by Stephen Jacobs. He is approaching $100,000 in earnings. Patience Rewarded!
Three year old Speightstown filly MADCAP HEIRESS went off the favorite sprinting 5 furlongs in a MSW on the turf at Indiana Grand. She closed resolutely in the final furlong and got up to score by 3/4 of a length. She is owned by Tracy Farmer and was bred by Town & Country Farms Corp. (KY). Her trainer is Brad H. Cox.
Racing for West Point Thoroughbreds, Three C Stables and Robert Masiello, BERNED, a 2 year old Bernadini filly, overcame all sorts of incidents to break her maiden in a MSW at Belmont. Racing a mile on the dirt, she angled in initially and then swung out but had to check due to some greeness of the filly next to her. She re-accelerated for the win. She is trained by Thomas Albertrani
and was bred by AR Enterprises, LLC.
West Point Thoroughbreds’ SHOPPINGFORSILVER, a Trappe Shot 3 year old filly, broke her maiden at Delaware Park. Going a mile on the dirt she came 3 wide and then drove clear for the win.
At Saratoga, GENERAL DOWNS, a 3 year old gelding owned by West Point Thoroughbreds won a MSW in his second start lifetime. He overcame a bump at the start and then a lot of manouvering through traffic to get to the wire first in a very game finish. GENERAL DOWNS has already earned over $50,000. He is trained by Dallas Stewart.
SHINKHANSEN, a 3 year old filly sold for $70,000 by Kirkwood Stables, broke her maiden at Laurel last out. Today she won for the second time in a row, this time in allowance company at Penn National. She also overcame traffic and a tight spot to get up for the win. She is owned by Mens Grille Racing and was bred by Russell B. Harris, Craig R. Harris & Jeffrey A. Harris.