Sandin Syndicate Stable’s Pico d’Oro notched a stakes gain as a juvenile and will glance to capitalize on that experience in his 3-yr-old debut in the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes going 7 furlongs Jan. 31 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The Curlin colt broke his maiden at third asking in his stakes debut Aug. 9, rallying for a two-length score in the Runhappy Juvenile Stakes at Ellis Park. He ran fifth up coming out in the Sept. 5 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Coach William Morey dropped Pico d’Oro into allowance optional claiming for his next three begins starts, and the colt returned to the winner’s circle Dec. 18 at Turfway Park.
“He’s schooling great and we’re psyched to appear up,” Morey mentioned. “He is enhancing he is a colt which is bred to get better as he ages, so let us hope which is the situation. He’s trained properly over the Tapeta surface area at Turfway.”
The Winkfield’s distance, the same as Pico d’Oro’s Juvenile get, was captivating to Morey, who returned him to sprinting in his previous two begins right after two races at a mile.
“That is why we are coming it can be challenging to discover those distances of seven furlongs,” he said. “He’s received a great, regular fashion about him, which is why I consider he likes that distance. He is bought some tactical pace, but he’s acquired a fantastic, regular complete.”
Kendrick Carmouche will select up the mount from the exterior in the 6-horse discipline.
Brittany Russell and Dark Horse Racing’s Hello Warm Rod posted again-to-back again wins at Laurel Park Nov. 13 and Dec. 13. He broke his maiden in the November race, a 7-furlong waiver maiden professing party, and received by 4 1/4 lengths. The Mosler colt then received by 2 1/4 lenghts in a mile allowance optional claiming race. The two victories arrived racing on the front close.
“We viewed as a couple of various places for him, but he is been touting himself and labored actually effectively final 7 days, so we imagined the time was now,” mentioned Russell, who also trains Hello Very hot Rod. “With any luck ,, he shows up and operates as nicely as he is been instruction.”
Russell reported the Winkfield also delivers an option for Good day Incredibly hot Rod to ship in for a race for the to start with time.
“You find out a lot about a horse,” Russell said about the shipping and delivery encounter. “I would hope he can deal with it, but you will not know until you attempt. It can be much better to come across out now, mainly because if he would like to be good going forward, we’ll have an thought if he can vacation or we have to remain dwelling.”
Trevor McCarthy will be in the irons from post 1.
Just In Time Racing’s Scotch Rock’s, a maiden winner in three starts skilled by Harold Wyner, will try out to do greater in his next stakes look after working seventh in the Jan. 16 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Laurel.
“Past out, he acquired a tiny bit of problems coming around the transform,” Wyner mentioned. “He obtained checked and after that happened it was far more or less around. It was just 1 of those people things with racing luck. He got bumped a bit and the race was in excess of then.”
Scotch Rock’s worked usually final yr with stablemate and Jan. 1 Jerome Stakes winner Capo Kane.
“He was doing the job with Capo Kane all the way through to ‘Capo’s’ very first race and he was staying jointly with him,” Wyner said. “I have substantial expectations for him. He is a wonderful, huge horse. He’s likely close to 16.3 fingers. He is massive boned and a powerful person.”
Katie Davis will ride from put up 3.
Return the Ring, Superb Chrome, and Weyburn spherical out the industry.
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Aqueduct Racetrack, Sunday, January 31, 2021, Race 8
- 3 yo
- 3:50 PM (nearby)