SHE’S MY TYPE adds black-type in the GINGER BREW at GULFSTREAM

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GINGER BREW S., $100,000, Gulfstream, 1-4, 3yo, f, 7 1/2fT, 1:28.12, fm.
1–SHE’S MY TYPE (FR), 118, f, 3, by Dunkerque (Fr) 1st Dam: Theoricienne (Fr), by Kendor (Fr) 2nd Dam: Theorie (Fr), by Anabaa 3rd Dam: Timber Nymph, by Woodman ($27,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Ghislaine Head
B-Haras Du Quesnay (FR)
T-Christophe Clement
Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $82,280.

She’s My Type graduated on debut here Dec. 7 and added Lasix for this step up to black-type company. Showing good early initiative from the 12-hole, she was wrestled back into seventh by Tyler Gaffalione through early fractions of :23.09 and :46.24. Splitting horses to move into contention on the backstretch run, the dark bay seized command in the lane and held off a late charge from More Reasoning for a narrow victory.

“She’s a really talented filly. She overcame a lot today. I didn’t give her the best of trips,” rider Tyler Gaffalione said. “I moved a little early on her. I tried to get out on the turn. I didn’t want to wait too long and get boxed in. She had such a turn of foot and so much raw ability. All the credit goes to Mr. Clement. He’s been telling me for a while how nice she is. She proved it today.”

The winner has a juvenile full-brother named Sensible (Fr) and a yearling half-sister by Anodin (Ire). Her dam is a half-sibling to MGSW Blacktype (Fr) (Dunkerque {Fr}), who was also trained by Christophe Clemenet.

SHE’S MY TYPE (FR) wins at first asking

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Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 12-7, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:36.17, fm. SHE’S MY TYPE (FR) (f, 2, Dunkerque {Fr}–Theoricienne {Fr}, by Kendor {Fr})

Sent off at 7-1 for this unveiling, settled near the back as Osaka Girl (First Samurai) skipped through an opening quarter in :23. 65. Asked for more leaving the backstretch, the French bred threaded her way between rivals and was in contention turning for home. Inching closer to the leader in the lane, she hit the front late and was 3/4 of a length ahead of that rival at the wire. Favored Mo=s Clare (Uncle Mo) never factored finishing 11th.

The winner is a half to Tour to Paris (Fr) (Fuisse {Fr}), Ch. 2yo & 3yo Colt-Hun, Ch. Sprinter-Hun, SW-Fr, $110,704. Dam Theoricienne, a half-sister to MGSW Blacktype (Fr) (Dunkerque {Fr}), produced a full-brother to She’s My Type last season followed by a filly by Anodin (Ire) this term.
Sales history: $27,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP.
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,000.
O-Ghislaine Head
B-Haras Du Quesnay (FR)
T-Christophe Clement.

2 year old Gulfstream Gallop Grad WICKED SIDER wins another + 2 more winners

2 year old WICKED SLIDER was one of the Kirkwood Galloping Group at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. He broke his maiden in July and is now stakes placed in the $100,00 HILLSDALE Indiana Grand where he stalked the pace between horses and ended up third. He has followed up with a win (through a DQ) in allowance company at Indiana Grand racing a mile on the turf.
Lifetime Record: SP, 7-2-0-1, $62,895.
O-Perry & Tim Wood, David Cavanaugh & Marvin A. Johnson LLC
B-Richard & Connie Snyder (IN)
T-Marvin A. Johnson.
*$15,000 Ylg ’18 FTKOCT; $40,000 2yo ’19 FTFMAR.

Additional winners are IRISH HUSTLE (Data Link) who one his 3rd race for owner Martin Racing Stable LLC  and trainer Bret Calhoun. This win was in allowance company at Delta Downs. He has earned over $88,000.

Winning at Woodbine was FIRE FOR EFFECT (Smart Strike) for the Frank Cirillo Brandon Brako Stable and trainer Marti Drexler. It was his 5th win and he has bankrolled over $183,000.

Kirkwood Grad 2 yo COMPETITIVE FIRE graduates at Indiana Grand

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1st-Indiana Grand, $31,000, Msw, 10-11, 2yo, f, 1m 70y, 1:44.07, my.
COMPETITIVE FIRE (f, 2, Competitive Edge–Jasmine Gardens {MSP, $170,803}, by Mineshaft) completed a Competitive Edge exacta behind Reagan=s Edge in her six-panel debut here Sept. 24 and was given a 3-1 chance to become her freshman sire (by Super Saver)=s 14th winner in this spot. Pressing from second through soft early splits, the dark bay overtook the pacesetter in mid-stretch and splashed clear to win by 4 3/4 lengths. Tynan (Liam=s Map) was the runner-up. The winner=s dam produced a Verrazano colt last year and an Exaggerator filly earlier this term. She was bred back to Munnings.
Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $24,800.
O-Rags Racing LLC and Dundalk 5 LLC
B-Dermot Andrew Littlefield & Danielle Austin (KY);
T-Paul E. Holthus

Mucho Gusto Favored in Competitive Oklahoma Derby

Mucho Gusto wins the Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita Park
Mucho Gusto wins the Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita Park

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Eight stakes will highlight Remington Park‘s Sunday card, including the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks (G3) for 3-year-old fillies three races before the featured Oklahoma Derby.

Trainer Bob Baffert brings in West Coast invader Mucho Gusto, the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the 1 1/8-mile Derby.

Third last time out in the Aug. 24 Travers, the Mucho Macho Man  colt has not finished off the board in nine starts. After a win in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park in his season debut, he returned March 24 to finish third in the Sunland Park Derby (G3).

Not having enough points to get into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), Mucho Gusto stayed in California and scored back-to-back wins in the May 18 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3) and June 16 Affirmed Stakes (G3).

Traveling east for the first time, he then finished second to the disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security, in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) one start before the Travers.

The Michael Lund Peterson-owned colt will be ridden by Joe Talamo from post 10 in the 11-horse field.

Tax, who competed in both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), enters the Oklahoma Derby off a seventh-place finish in the Travers. One start prior, the son of Arch won the July 27 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) over TacitusGlobal Campaign, and Preakness Stakes (G1) winner War of Will.

Trained by Danny Gargan, the gelding has a string of quick breezes, with his latest Sept. 21 when he completed four furlongs in :47 3/5 on Belmont Park‘s dirt training track to be the fourth-fastest of 64 that day.

Tax, who arrived in Oklahoma City Wednesday, will be ridden by Kendrick Carmouche from post 5.

Owendale, a closing third in the Preakness, beaten only 1 1/4 lengths by War of Will, is the 3-1 morning-line second choice. The Into Mischief  colt went on to win the June 22 Ohio Derby (G3) over recent Pennsylvania Derby (G1) winner Math Wizard and fellow Oklahoma Derby entrant Long Range Toddy.

Fifth in the Travers, Owendale also worked Sept. 21, posting a bullet five furlongs for trainer Brad Cox in :58 4/5 to be the fastest of 42 at Churchill Downs that day. Florent Geroux will be aboard from the outside post.

Trainer Steve Asmussen enters Long Range Toddy, who was last seen finishing fifth in the July 13 Indiana Derby (G3). The Take Charge Indy colt finished third in the Southwest Stakes (G3) and won a division of the Rebel Stakes (G2) to earn a start in the Kentucky Derby.


Coal Front Back In Winning Groove in Parx Dirt Mile

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Coal Front wins the Parx Dirt Mile at Parx Racing
Coal Front wins the Parx Dirt Mile at Parx RacingBill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Coal Front Back In Winning Groove in Parx Dirt Mile

Rebounding from a third-place finish in the Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3), Coal Front turned back a second-turn bid from Diamond King and inched clear from that rival for a three-quarter-length victory in the $153,500 Parx Dirt Mile Stakes Sept. 21 on the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) undercard.

Under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Coal Front sped to the early lead, setting relatively easy opening splits of :23.90 and :47.34. Then as the six-horse field advanced down the backstretch, Diamond King, who was perched on the outside, dialed up the pressure. He cut into Coal Front’s lead before poking a neck in front with a six-furlong split in 1:11.63.

Smith had something saved aboard his mount, and under urging down the lane, Coal Front asserted his superiority over the final furlong. He hit the wire with his ears pricked, finishing in 1:37.53 for a mile on a fast track at Parx Racing.

Diamond King, winner of last year’s Federico Tesio Stakes and the 2017 Heft Stakes at Laurel Park, finished second, 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Forewarned, who rallied belatedly to grab the show.

The Parx Dirt Mile was the third stakes victory of Coal Front’s 5-year-old campaign. He won the Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (G2) at Meydan in Dubai Mar. 30 and the Razorback Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 18. A year before, he won the Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, and in 2017 he won both the Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) at Parx and the Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course.

Owned by Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners, Coal Front raced in the Parx Dirt Mile in part as a test of his aptitude for a race such the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2, trainer Todd Pletcher said before the race.

Bred in Kentucky by Michael Edward Connelly, Coal Front, by Stay Thirsty , is the first graded stakes winner out of the Mineshaft  dam Miner’s Secret. A half brother to stakes winner Conquest Titan, he was a $575,000 purchase by LaPenta from the 2016 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

The heavy favorite, Coal Front paid $3.40 to win and elevated his bankroll to over $1.81 million. He has an 8-0-1 record from 12 starts