Rise Up (3.c. Rockport Harbor/Appenzell) cruised to a 10 and 3/4 length win on Saturday night in the Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Charles Town. The three year old colt now has 5 wins in 9 lifetime starts with earnings of $873,433. He was bred in Kentucky by Cottonwood Stables LLC.
Draw Two (4,c, Macho Uno/ Belle Watling) found his way back in the winner circle yesterday at Keeneland as he drew away in the stretch to win by 3 and 3/4 lengths. In just 10 starts the colt now has earnings of $218,340. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and is a 2011 Keeneland September graduate.
Twinkling Time (3,f, Roman Ruler/Cuscowilla) broker her maiden yesterday at Calder. The three year old filly was bred in Kentucky by Tommy G. Ligon and is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Sale.
Bluegrass Genius (3,f, Bluegrass Cat/Coral Genius) broke her maiden yesterday at Calder by going wire to wire. The three year old filly was making her third start and now has earnings of $16,603. She was born and raised at Brookdale Farm for the breeders International Equities Holding Inc. She is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland January Sale.
Brookdale raised duo Please Explain (3,f, Curlin/Lizzy’s Bluff) and Stopchargingmaria (3,f, More Than Ready/Exotic Bloom) will face off against each other on Saturday in the G3 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Please Explain is coming off a 2nd place finish in the Honeybee Stakes (G3) over this track less than a month ago. She now has earnings of $93,200 in just 6 lifetime starts. Stopchargingmaria is looking to bounce back after a fifth place finish in the Davona Dale (G2). In 6 starts, the filly has earnings of $554,000.
Rise Up (3,c, Rockport Harbor/Appenzell) will break from post 8 on Saturday in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at the Fair Grounds. Rise Up has 4 wins in 7 lifetime starts with earnings of $814,633. This is a key prep race for the Kentucky Derby as the winner will be awarded 100 points, 40 for second place, 20 for third, and 10 for fourth place.
Nicklaus Way (5,g, Bluegrass Cat/Lizzy’s Bluff) was 2nd in the Challenger Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay. Nicklaus Way now has career earnings of $142,854. He was bred in Kentucky by Donard and Michael Niall and was sold at the Keeneland September 2010 Sale for $75,000.
Brookdale Grad Southern Proper (3,c, Tiago/Wings of Glory) broke his maiden on Sunday at Aqueduct in a Maiden Special Weight in his second lifetime start. Making his first start since May of last year, the colt did not dissapoint and pulled away in the stretch to win by seven lengths. The colt was bred by Senator Howard Nolan Jr. and was sold at the 2011 Keeneland November Sale.
CANDY KITTY, a $185,000 Keeneland September Brookdale sales grad, placed second in the G3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream. Owned by Starlight Stables and trained by Todd Pletcher, CANDY KITTY is a multiple stakes winner with earnings of $224,000.