HRT Highlights #39: Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Recap

In HRT we bring the latest information about horse racing. In this HRT Highlights #39, we will look at racing across the US starting with the two-year-olds.

HRT Highlights #39: Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Recap

The Road to the Kentucky Derby stopped at the home of the Run for the Roses with the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. 

Brad Cox trainee Instant Coffee was sent off as the 3/2 favorite and did not disappoint as he sat in the middle of the pack and then went five wide to take the victory.

Luis Saez was aboard for his 6th victory of the day. Curly Jack ran second for trainer Tom Amoss who won the G2 Golden Rod with Hoosier Philly

Hoosier Philly is in the Kentucky Derby conversation

The two-year filly came into the race with back-to-back Churchill Downs victories and went off at 1/2.  

The daughter of Into Mischief was sitting third going into the turn but then rocketed to the front to win by 5 easy lengths in a time of 1:43.94 which was more than a second faster than Instant Coffee. 

This immediately started the conversation about whether she was targeting the Kentucky Oaks or the Kentucky Derby but trainer Amoss said he had no plans yet.  Meanwhile, JazzSports posted the filly at 75/1 to win the Derby.

In Other Derby News, trainer Mark Glatt sent out Spun Intended to a 6-and-a-half length victory in a Del Mar maiden race under Mike Smith.  Based on the victory, Spun Intended dropped from 150/1 to 60/1 in the 2023 Kentucky Derby future book.

Proxy dazzles at the Clark Stakes

Michael Stidham went shopping on Black Friday for a Grade one victory in the Clark Stakes and Proxy did not disappoint under Joel Rosario.  The four-year-old took his first graded stakes victory in 13 starts and will be pointed toward the Pegasus World Cup on January 28th and the Dubai World Cup in late March.

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