ROGUE TOO GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE IN $100,000 LATONIA
Florence, Ky., (March 14, 2020) – Rogue Too, the definition of a horse for course at Turfway Park, recorded her eighth local victory with a wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s 38th running of the $100,000 Latonia Stakes.
Trained by Doug Danner and ridden by Rogelio Miranda, Rogue Too was hustled out of the gate early and showed her typical early foot through a swift quarter-mile clocking of :23.50. She was joined on the pace by Jeannie’s Beepbeep as the duo dueled through an opening half-mile in :46.52. Miranda continued to propel Rogue Too just outside the three-eighths pole as she put away her early rival, while Harmless, who was tracking in third under Kendrick Carmouche, attempted to reel in the pacesetters. Rogue Too’s lead proved to be insurmountable as she turned for home in front by five lengths. Speedy Solution, the 7-2 morning line favorite, was able to close ground late on the inside to pass a tiring Harmless for second. Final time for the one-mile Latonia Stakes was 1:36.94.
Rogue Too, who now rides a six-race win streak, returned $8.40, $4 and $3.20. Speedy Solution, under Gerardo Corrales, returned $4.60 and $3.60, while Harmless returned $4.60.
Red Dane, Rumandice, Maid in the Mist, Flash n’ Dance, Miss Mosaic, Gorgeous in Rags, New Roo, Call Me Kayla and Jeannie’s Beepbeep completed the order of finish.
Rogue Too, a former $10,000 claimer, improved her overall record to 28-10-4-2. Rogue Too is a 4-year-old daughter of First Dude out of the Thunder Gulch mare Pleasant Thunder. She was bred by Rowling Oaks Farm in Florida, making her ineligible for the $25,000 of the purse provided by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund.
Formerly known as the Wintergreen Stakes, the Latonia Stakes was renamed in 2018 in honor of the original name of Turfway Park.