Two Aqueduct winners and a stakes placed horse at Laurel for Kirkwood

MSW KENNY HAD A NOTION, winner of the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Laurel last out, followed that up with a third in the Miracle Wood Stakes also at Laurel. He ow owned by Louis J. Ulman & Neil H. Glasserand is trained by Dale Capuano. The Great Notion gelding has bankrolled $221,125.

JUDGE BERN(Laoban) slipped up the rail to graduate in a MSW going a mile at Aqueduct. He is part owned by his trainer Charlton Baker with additional owners  Steven Simon and  Rosenfeld. He was bred by  Stonegate Stables LLC.

On the same card, SCORPION DYNASTY (Dialed In) broke his maiden by 2 1/2 lenghts going 6 furlongs. He was bred by Richard Perkins and is owned by the Bing Cherry Racing Inc. SCORPION DYNASTY is trained by Clarke Dylan.

Both are closing in on $50,000 in earnings.

Kenny Had a Notion Digs Deep to Win Spectacular Bid

Louis Ulman and H. Neil Glasser’s Kenny Had a Notion, a juvenile stakes winner on both turf and dirt, dueled from start to finish with a stubborn Maythehorsebwithu before prevailing by a neck Jan. 16 in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Laurel Park.

The inaugural seven-furlong Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds and return of the $100,000 Xtra Heat for 3-year-old fillies sprinting six furlongs were among six stakes worth $550,000 in purses on a Saturday program that launched Maryland’s 2021 stakes calendar.

Ridden by Jorge Ruiz for trainer Dale Capuano, Kenny Had a Notion ($8) led all the way to snap a two-race losing streak with his third career stakes win. The winning time was 1:23.98 over a fast main track.

“He’s been showing a lot more speed the last few races. I think a lot has to do with him maturing and getting himself together,” Capuano said. “We’re very pleased with him.”

Kenny Had a Notion was pressed by Maythehorsebwithu from the outset, the two running in tandem through a quarter-mile in :23.14 and a half in :46.47, briefly joined in the chase by Shackqueenking. The top pair began to edge away once straightened for home and set the stage for a battle through the lane with Kenny Had a Notion, racing along the rail, refusing to budge under relentless pressure.

Maythehorsebwithu, who beat Kenny Had a Notion when second in the First State Dash Stakes over a sloppy track last fall, was two lengths ahead of Shackqueenking in second. Tiz Mandate finished another length back in fourth, trailed by ErawanNobody KnewScotch Rock’s, and Wicked Prankster.

Kenny Had a Notion won the 5 1/2-furlong Jamestown Stakes on the Laurel turf in October and now has also won at six and seven furlongs on the main track. He ran sixth after displacing his palate in the Nov. 14 James F. Lewis III Stakes, underwent a procedure to correct the problem, and came back two weeks later to be second beaten a neck in the Dec. 26 Heft Stakes.

“He’s run well at six and seven (furlongs), so I think we’ll stretch him out at some point,” Capuano said. “He’s game. He seems to carry his speed at seven, so it’s exciting. We’ll see how far he takes us.”

Kenny Had a Notion was bred in Virginia by Althea Richards out of the During mare Darting, and was a $20,000 purchase by Capuano from Scott Mallory’s consignment to the 2019 Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s yearling sale in Timonium, Md. He improved his career record to four wins and a second from seven starts, with earnings of $211,125.

MSP JUS LIVELY adds win #5

JUS LIVELY (Paddy O’Prado) won his 5th race in allowance company at the Fair Ground. Recently he added his third stakes placing, running 3rd in the $150,000 LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY CLASSIC S. at the Fair Grounds. Last out he just missed the win by a head in the B-Connected Stakes run a 7 furlongs at Delta Downs. Last year he ran 2nd in the Cresent City Derby at the Fair Grounds.  The newly turned 5 year old colt is a homebred for Pine Knoll Farm and is trained by Steven M. Asmussen. He has won 50% percent of his starts + 3 stakes placings.
Lifetime: MSP, 10-5-2-1, $174,900.

Stakes placed IRISH HUSTLE wins again #6 – reclaimed from an AOC by Tom Amoss

IRISH HUSTLE  (Data Link) was a member of the Gallop Group at Fasig Tipton Gulfstream. She broke her maiden in February at the Fair Grounds. After some time off, she ran 2nd in allowance company at Evangeline Downs. Next again at Evangeline and racing a mile, she was unhurried early and then cleared the field for win # 2. Next she has added black type to her pedigree page running third in the Elge Rasberry S. She rallied to annex win # 5 – this one an AOC race at the Fair Grounds. She was claimed  away from Tom Amoss out of this race but was reclaimed  by Tom Amos following this win – her 2nd in a row. She is owned again by  Larry J. Romer.

JUS LIVELY adds more black type in the LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY CLASSIC S.

JUS LIVELY (Paddy O’Prado) added his third stakes placing, running 3rd in the $150,000 LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY CLASSIC S. at the Fair Grounds. Last out he just missed the win by a head in the B-Connected Stakes run a 7 furlongs at Delta Downs. Last year he ran 2nd in the Cresent City Derby at the Fair Grounds.  The 4 year old colt is a homebred for Pine Knoll Farm and is trained by Steven M. Asmussen. He has won 50% percent of his starts + 3 stakes placings.
Lifetime:9 4 2 1 $143,100

 

Stakes placed IRISH HUSTLE wins again

IRISH HUSTLE  (Data Link) broke her maiden in February at the Fair Grounds. After some time off, she ran 2nd in allowance company at Evangeline Downs. Next again at Evangeline and racing a mile, she was unhurried early and then cleared the field for win # 2. Next she has added black type to her pedigree page running third in the Elge Rasberry S. Today she rallied to annex win # 5 – this one an allowance race at the Fair Grounds.

The four -year-old filly is now trained by  Thomas M. Amoss for owner Larry J. Romer. She was a member of the Gallop Group at Fasig Tipton Gulfstream.