Courtesy of the TDN
MARYLAND MILLION NURSERY S., $101,960, Laurel, 10-24, (C), 2yo, 6f, 1:10.55, ft. 1–KENNY HAD A NOTION, 122, g, 2, by Great Notion
1st Dam: Darting, by During
2nd Dam: Dosh, by Victory Gallop
3rd Dam: Duds, by Ack Ack ($25,000 Ylg ’19 FTKJUL; $20,000 Ylg ’19 EASOCT).
O-Louis J. Ulman & H. Neil Glasser
B-Althea Richards (VA)
Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, $130,125.
Kenny Had a Notion led home a one-two finish for his trainer and sire to contribute to another productive Maryland Million Day for the Northview Stallion Station stalwart. Up by a head on debut at Delaware July 30, the bay could only manage sixth back at that track in the restricted First State Dash S. for Delawarecertified and/or bred runners in the slop Sept. 26. He took to turf when airing by five lengths in the Jamestown S. here for Virginia-bred or -sired youngsters Oct. 9, and was let go at 7-1 looking to take advantage of another regional qualification. Tracking from a good pocket spot and always appearing loaded, Kenny Had a Notion took over up a wide-open rail heading for home and poured it on from there to prove much the best.
“They’re both nice,”said Dale Capuano of the top two. “Kenny is getting better and so is Alwaysinahurry. [Kenny] showed more speed than I thought he would. He was on the bit very early and the rider had to just get a seam and lucky the rail opened up and he got through.”
The winner has a yearling half-brother by Divining Rod.
DEFENSE WINS g, 3, Flatter–Deb’s Charm (GSP), by Silver Charm.
Santa Anita, 10-24, (C), 6 1/2f, 1:16.73.
B-Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm, LLC (KY).
*$50,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $175,000 2yo ’19 FTFMAR.
**1/2 to Praetereo (Giant’s Causeway), SW, $715,319;
and Simply Spiteful (Speightstown), SW, $159,861.
5 year old stakes placed REASON TO SOAR (Soaring Empire) won his 7th race – and second in a row this one at Keeneland. Last out – last month – he won easily at Churchill As a three-year-old REASON TO SOAR broke his maiden right off the bat with a huge come from behind rally. Next, he ran third in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay, and then back in NY, he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. He is now trained by Robertino Diodoro and owned by M and M Racing (Mike Sisk). He has over a 1/4 million in earnings.
PAGO QUERIDO (Competitive Edge) was consigned by Kirkwood to last year’s Keeneland April 2 Year Old in Training sale and was sold for $235,000. Today at Laurel she broke on top and stayed there for a wire to wire graduation in her 3rd start. The three-year-old filly is trained by Michael Stidham for the Highlander Training Center.
Already on the board twice, WICKED FINN (Wicked Strong) got to the lead in the and loped off to an 11 length win. He is owned by SAB Stable and is trained by Dale Bennett. The 2 year old colt was sold for $25,000 at OBS March.
RAILSPLITTER , g, 3, Bodemeister–Ghost Flower (MSP, $129,486), by Ghostzapper. graduated at Golden Gate Fields going a mile on the turf for owner McShane Racing LLC and trainer Jonathan Wong. He was consigned and sold by Kirkwood at ’19 OBSMAR for $390,000.
Also winning at Golden Gate Fields was SURFACE (Quality Road) owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and TNIP, LLC and trained by Steve Sherman. She broke her maiden last out and has now won 2 in a row. She was a $130,000 sale also at OBSMAR but in 2018.