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Barn notes: Kentucky Cup

Thursday, September 11, 2003 12:00 AM
  • Kentucky Cup
KENTUCKY CUP CLASSIC
Even the Score joins Classic starters

Turfway Park stakes coordinator Randy Wehrman confirmed that Dallas Stewart will bring Even the Score to join a small but intriguing field for the Kentucky Cup Classic on Saturday, September 13. The 5-year-old son of Unbridled beat Crafty Shaw, also entered in the Classic, by a nose at their last meeting, a $58,000 condition allowance race at Saratoga on August 10. Robby Albarado has the mount. Even the Score has been assigned 115 pounds.

KENTUCKY CUP JUVENILE
Ruler’s Court adds blinkers, distance

"Ruler's Court is coming up to the Kentucky Cup Juvenile in great shape," said trainer Eoin Harty. “He was third in the Hollywood Juvenile and then finished fourth in the Best Pal at Del Mar but he wasn't beaten very far. We are going to put some blinkers on him and stretch him out. We've got Pat Day to ride him and I expect him to run very well." Ruler’s Court arrives at Turfway today.

KENTUCKY CUP JUVENILE FILLIES
Mounts announced

Allamerican Beauty will be ridden by Fabio Arguello for trainer Philip Thomas Jr.

Rafael Bejarano will ride Glenn Wismer’s Miss Ooh La La. The filly makes her first start since finishing fifth in the Pepsi Bassinet Stakes at River Downs two weeks ago.

KENTUCKY CUP JUVENILE SPRINT
Offlee Wild back to sprint distance

Offlee Wild returns to the sprint after running four routes since January. His last start found him 12th in the Grade I Kentucky Derby. Jon Court has the mount.

TURFWAY BREEDERS’ CUP
O’Callaghan adds So Much More

Niall O’Callaghan this morning added his 4-year-old filly So Much More to the Turfway Breeders’ Cup at Turfway Park this Saturday. Owned by William C. Schettine, So Much More likes the early lead or a spot close by and was third in her most recent start, the Grade III Gardenia Handicap at Ellis Park.

Mounts announced
Robby Albarado will again ride Awesome Humor, who finished second to Island Fashion in her first Grade I attempt, the Alabama at Saratoga, on August 16.

D. Wayne Lukas puts Cornelio Velasquez aboard Country Romance, the Overbrook Farm filly who went gate to wire to win the $75,000 Victory Ride at Saratoga August 23.

Pat Day rides Desert Gold for Patrick Byrne. The filly was second in the Grade III Gardenia Handicap ahead of her competition here, So Much More.

Tony D’Amico is up for Ken McPeek on Hi Tech Honeycomb. The 4-year-old took show money in her only Grade II start, the Orchid at Gulfstream last March.

John McKee will ride Red n’ Gold for the first time. The Tabasco Cat filly has one win in five starts this year.

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