Final yr’s champion, 2 years outdated, Echo Zulu tough moments earlier than the beginning of June 11 Acorn Staking (G1) at Belmont Park attributable to feeling uncomfortable going to the departure gate, regrouped beneath the night lights at Churchill Downs in $275,000 Dogwood Stakes (G3) on September 24.
After her owned L and N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds acquired a clear medical invoice, based on Winchell Thoroughbreds supervisor David Fiske, her relationships selected to proceed in a method. Watch out this summer season. She walked for a number of weeks and didn’t resume her exercise schedule till mid-August at Racecourse Saratoga for Corridor of Fame coach Steve Asmussen.
Now it’s time to get again to the racing motion in Dogwood, which takes place round a flip with seven furs, seemingly unleashing her lightning powers. Though she received about two instances final yr within the 1 1/16-mile NetJets Breeders’ Cup (G1) within the 4v4 season, she didn’t beat her opponent within the 5 routes. now as 3 years outdated.
She lasted solely on her season debut at Truthful Grounds Oaks 1/16 mile Twinspires.com (G2) on March 26, after which weakened to fourth place after rushing up in spherical 1. /8 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) Might 6 at Churchill Downs, her closing begin. After the Oaks household, Asmussen plans to run her in shorter races.
Ricardo Santana Jr., her unique racer final yr earlier than Joel Rosario changed him when he obtained slowed down final fall, is again on prime of her 3-year-old daughter. Gunman .
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Asmussen and Winchell Thoroughbreds even have one other Gun Runner becoming a member of the race in Evil Halo , the decided closing winner of Prioress Stakes (G2) in Saratoga. Tyler Gaffalione rides it, a five-time winner from 9 begins.
Race on Saturday and October 22 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland are two of Kentucky’s closing sprints this yr which might be restricted to 3-year-olds.
Echo Zulu isn’t the one one participating within the Breeders’ Cup for minors in Dogwood. Tarabi third runner, additionally aggressive.
3 yr outdated daughter of First Samurai additionally raced simply twice this yr, working second in an optionally available title race that permits for a fast seven-time stretch at OLDHurchill Downs June 18 and later received the Wilton Stakes restricted July 14 to go one mile at Saratoga.
Cherie DeVaux coaching First Samurai Fats 3-year-old, racing for LBD Secure, Manganaro Bloodstock and David Ingordo. Javier Castellano rides.
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Dogwood is amongst 4 stakes at Churchill Downs Saturday as a part of an 11-night race card that begins at 6 p.m. ET. Posting time for Dogwood, the ninth race, is 10:11 p.m
Three-year-olds additionally raced for a $160,000 Seneca In a single day deposit on the 1/16-mile journey. It’s the Saturday race of the night at 9:05pm
There, profitable bets are graded Turnerloose towards six opponents, led by Falconet , Cocktail second and Skratch Kat . All three confirmed potential and Cocktail Moments and Skratch Kat competed within the 1st place firm.
Brad Cox trains Turnerloose, a Nyquist for Ike and Daybreak Thrash.
Merchandise: Dogwood S. (G3)
Churchill DownsSaturday, September 24, 2022, Race No. 9
- Stage III
- 3 yo Fillies
- 10:11 PM (native)
Merchandise: Seneca In a single day S.
Churchill DownsSaturday, September 24, 2022, seventh Circuit
- 1 1/16m
- 3 yo Fillies
- 9:05pm (native)