GILDED LILY a three year old filly by Speightstown won her first start by over 5 lengths. She made it 2 for 2 to remain unbeaten wiring the field in allowance company at Turfway going a mile on the all weather track. GILDED LILY is owned by Tracy Farmer, trained by Michael J. Maker and was bred by Hill ‘N’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. & N.E.T.P. Watch for this one!
Three year old gelding REASON TO SOAR made an exciting start to his career with a huge come from behind rally to graduate at first asking in a MSW at Gulfstream. He was outsprinted early but began to advance and found another gear once switching to his right lead in the stretch. He won going away by 6 1/4 lengths. REASON TO SOAR was a $110,000 OBS 2 year old purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds, He is trained by George Weaver. Watch for this one!
3 year old colt, JOHNNY HOP was a $350,000 OBS March juvenile. He dueled for command early then took over into the stretch and drew clear while resolutely holding off the late bid of a rival in deep stretch.
“He broke really sharp today,” winning jockey Trevor McCarthy said. “I was surprised. I didn’t think he’d break that sharp and that wasn’t the key. trainer Graham [Motion] just wanted to see him run a good race. He was in a bit of a hurry there. I would have rather have covered him up and teach him a little something. But he did everything so easy. At top of stretch I wasjust hand-riding him and he moved up easy on his own. That [Honor the Fleet], I was working that horse before. When he kind of hooked me I just gave him a little encouragement and he was pretty game for me.”
JOHNNY HOP is owned by Three C Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds & Robert Masiello and was bred by Northwest Farms LLC (KY).
GILDED LILY a three year old filly by Speightstown went off the favorite and a deserved favorite, she tracked close to the lead and then fanned wide to accelerate down the stretch to win her first start by over 5 lengths. She raced 6 1/2 furlongs on the all weather track at Turfway Park. GILDED LILY is owned by Tracy Farmer, trained by Michael J. Maker and was bred by Hill ‘N’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. & N.E.T.P.
Three year old ONEBALLNOSTRIKES broke his maiden at Monmouth last September in his first start. He has now scored in his second allowance condition. He raced a mile and seventy at Aqueduct and won off by over 5 lengths for owner Carguys Racing LLC. He is trained by John C. Servis. ONEBALLNOSTRIKES has earned over $100,000. He was started and then consigned and sold by Kirkwood at Timonium.
STREET SURRENDER, running for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner West Point Thoroughbreds won another allowance race at Golden Gate going a mile on the dirt. The Street Boss 4 year old has won 3 and also has a second and a third for earnings over $87,000.