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.
FIRESTAR, a three year old Here Comes Ben filly owned by Zilla Racing, won at Finger Lakes. She wired the field going a mile and raised her earnings to $71,182.
STREET SURRENDER, running for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner West Point Thoroughbreds bid three wide and cleared the field to win an allowance race at Golden Gate going 6 furlongs on the dirt. The Street Boss 3 year old has won 2 of her 6 starts and also has a second for $64,125.
The well named Midshipman gelding COME AROUND, came around to break his maiden at Saratoga after overcoming a series of obstacles to get to the wire in the lead. He is owned by Sagamore Farm and was bred by Stephen Jacobs, With his win and a second, he has earned almost $50,000. He added the final touch to a great day of racing at the Spa for Kirkwood Stables prepared horses.
Shinkansen, a 3 year old Pure Prize filly broke her maiden in a 1 mile off the turf MSW at Laurel. She swung out entering the stretch and mowed down the field. She is owned by Mens Grille Racing and was a $70,000 Timonium 2 year old in training graduate for Kirkwood.
Five year old gelding DUVAL has traveled around the country and earned over $269,000 with a wonderfully consistent record of 27: 6-5-8. He is now owned by Ten Strike Racing and trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero. Today, going off the heavy favorite, he dueled briefly for the lead, got it and the rail position and sailed to a 2 length win going 6 furlongs on the dirt at PARX.