HRT Highlights #44: Jerome Stakes & More Recaps

In HRT we bring the latest information about horse racing. In this episode, we will look at racing across the US starting with the three-year-olds looking toward the Kentucky Derby. Here are our HRT Highlights #44.

HRT Highlights #44

Prevue Stakes

On Jan 6th, trainer Ben Coleman was hoping his first-time starter would draw into a maiden race, 28 hours later Scoobie Quando is a black-type stakes winner with a victory in the Preview at Turfway Park.  

The unraced son of Uncle Mo, stalked the pace in the five-horse field and surged forward in the final furlong to take the victory as the 7 to 5 favorite under jockey Luan Machado.  Scoobie Quandro sits at 75/1 in the Jazzsports Kentucky Derby Future book 

Lugan Knight conquers the Jerome

Michael McCarthy has won 276 races in his training career but had never won a race in the state of New York until Saturday.  Lugan Knight went off as the third choice with odds of 7/2 and scored a front running victory in the Jerome stakes holding off favored Arctic Arrogance. 

Dylan Davis rode and the time for the mile over a muddy Aqueduct surface was 1 minute 37.77 seconds.  Lugan Knight is now 65/1 in the Derby Future Book

Bob Baffert got a Trifecta at the Sham Stakes

There is a saying around Southern California that when Bob Baffert saddles multiple horses you should always bet the longshot.  And in the 22nd running of the Sham Stakes, Reincarnate went off at 16/1 and finished ahead of his two highly regarded stablemates to take the victory under Juan Hernandez. 

Newgate finished second and heavily favored National Treasure was third completing a Baffert trifecta. This was the 4th consecutive Sham win for the barn and 9th overall.  Reincarnate sits at 65/1 in the Derby future book while National Treasure fell to 35/1.  

 Ice Dancing wins the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes

Meanwhile, on the Road to the Oaks, Santa Anita hosted the Santa Ynez which was delayed a week due to rainy weather in the LA area.  Justique was expected to be a prohibitive favorite but missed the race due to a fever, leaving the Richard Mandella-trained Ice Dancing as the odds-on favorite. The filly did not disappoint as she went three wide at the half-mile post and won by nearly 4 lengths under Flavien Prat.  Ice Dancing earned 10 Oaks points and currently sits at 30/1 in the Jazzsports Kentucky Oaks Future Book odds.

That’s all for now.  Check our site for the latest Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Book news and follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute results.  Have a good week and may all your wagers be winners.

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