Pletcher enjoys Aqueduct . Ranked Winning Trio

Hall of Fame coach Todd Pletcher caught three of the four graded stakes played on Dec. Aqueduct race track led by an exact individual with Americanrevolution and Back sea in the featured Cigar Mile Bets presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

Pletcher also reassures minors Mo Donegal and Nest to win the Remsen (G2) and Demoiselle (G2) stakes respectively, but the afternoon of prosperity did not come without controversy as all three of his stake winners survived the outcry. and/or enquiries.

“Thankfully everyone stayed and everyone pulled up well,” Pletcher said. “It’s been an exciting day with lots of drama. We’re optimistic we’ve trained some of the horses the way you want them to lead to some great races. I’m glad they all delivered great races. good performance.”

Americanrevolution, owned by WinStar Ranch and China Horse Club, has steadily combined Back sea in deep intervals to secure his first ranked win. Pletcher previously pinned the 2001 Cigar Mile to a 1-2 finish on the Left Bank and Graeme Lobby.

Pletcher said he was happy to see the 3-year-old structure The colt’s visibility at different distances, plus it’s very similar to his sire, a Pletcher stable Alumna.

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“There are a lot of good horses that can sprint and route and it seems flexible enough to do that,” says Pletcher. “So is his majesty. Both are good horses.”

Pletcher, WinStar Farm and China Horse Club also campaign for Big Ass Fan Dirt Mile (G1) Cup winners Life is good , who will only go to the Pegasus World Cup (G1) Invitation Stake on January 29 at Gulfstream Park.

“(Americanrevolution) is going to WinStar and doing a little refresh and we’re going to come up with a game plan,” Pletcher said. “Hopefully things continue to go well with Life Is Good. He’ll start in Pegasus. We’ll try to keep those two on separate paths, but we’ll worry about that. that when the time comes.”

Follow Sea, a half-blood of Spendthrift Farm’s Runhappy , entered the Cigar Mile from a tough third place in the Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), where he pulled on the rails and had to stabilize at the top, creating a wide angle of the road before closing. to round out the trio. Two re-starts, he beat the multi-category winner Burning flame at Vosburgh Stakes (G2) on October 9 at Belmont Park.

After Sea also drew tracks at the Cigar Mile which Pletcher said could have an effect on the outcome of both races.

“I feel bad that he drew the track twice in a row in two races where an outside pylon could make a big difference in the outcome for him,” Pletcher said. “He established some pretty solid fractions for how the song played yesterday while under some pressure from Ginobili and was able to shake him off. He fought hard, Americanrevolution had little breath after that. I’m really proud of the performance of both horses. “

Pletcher said Metropolitan Handicap (G1), traditionally held against the Belmont Stakes (G1) card, could be a long-term goal for Follow Sea.

“We know he loves Belmont, so we’re going to keep the Met Mile running,” Pletcher said. “I’ll talk to the guys at Spendthrift, but we’ll probably take him to Florida and give him a little shower and target something like Carter (G1, at the Aqueduct).”

Mo Donegal Wins Remsen Share 2021 in Aqueduct
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Mo Donegal (blue hat) fights Zandon in Remsen Stakes

Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal show determination in Remsen, fight the impressive maiden victor Zandon down the Aqueduct and a cape appeared at the top when both horses were separated by nearly 10 lengths from the rest of the field.

Mo Donegal, along with Irad Ortiz Jr, collided with Zandon, driven by John Velazquez in the Hall of Famer, on the final jump, but the objections of a Velazquez equestrian and an investigation by the managers caused destination order remains unchanged.

“I like the way he runs. Those two are clearly separate from the rest of the pitch,” Pletcher said. “He put himself in the race, got in good position, and then he had to wait, wait, wait. Then he had to turn his body out and lose a little bit of ground and momentum. when he did. He showed improvement in every start.”

Pletcher says the March 5 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park could be a target for a 2-year-old Uncle Mo pony.

“I’m going to talk to Jerry (Crawford of Donegal Racing) about it. We talked about it before the race yesterday and told him we were planning to go to Palm Beach this week,” Pletcher said. “We could use the Fountain of Youth on March 5 as a viable target. The great thing about that time of year is that there’s preparation every weekend, so it’s a matter of figuring it out. the right person for him.”

Nest Wins Demoiselle Share in 2021 in Aqueduct
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Nest Dominance in Demoiselle Stocks

Following in the footsteps of Remsen, Pletcher captured Demoiselle with the Repole Stable, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Michael House’s Nest. Runner-up is complained about foul behavior Venti Valentine Coach Jorge Abreu accused of interfering with the stretch mark has been fired.

Daughter of Curlin , a girl who completely won the 1st grade Idol , will target key facilities on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) trailhead this winter.

“She’s going down to Florida and we’re going to be looking at a schedule of two prep sessions for her lead up to the Oaks,” Pletcher said. “We’re going to have to find out what those two are going to be like. I think things are going. It’s really just timing.”

Pletcher added that she was in 1st grade Command performance will join his team at the Palm Beach Downs after a break from Kentucky. Following the runner-up in Champagne Stakes (G1), son of Union Rags placed fourth in the TVG Breeders Cup Juvenile Tournament presented by the Post-Breed Care Alliance (G1) at Del Mar.

“Everything is going on for him, including a girly race,” Pletcher said.

Pletcher said he’s looking forward to the opportunities ahead for his stables in the coming year.

“We’re delighted. It’s great to have some quality horses in training for another year,” said Pletcher. “Received Malathaat back and we are also very excited about our good harvest. It’s been fun and we’re looking forward to it, but we also know that every day is a new challenge. ”

Outside Pletcher Barn…

Lady Rocket wins 2021 Go Handicap at Aqueduct
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Irad Ortiz Jr. clapping for Lady Rocket after winning the Go match

Co-owner Frank Fletcher said he was pleased to see Lady Rocket enjoys up to a mile at a time as she dominates Go (G3) on Saturday at the Aqueduct.

Fletcher, co-owner of ‘s 4-year-old daughter Tale of the Cat with Ten Strike Racing. “Her best distance was seven furs in this race and it was a really close race. We were scared to death. When she won as well as she did, we were scared to death. I was shocked and surprised. I was very pleased with the way she ran. We watched it dumbfoundedly on TV.”

With her first ranked bet win now herrêsumè, Lady Rocket will be taking a break to prepare for her 2022 campaign. Both Fletcher and coach Brad Cox are hoping her performance on Saturday is the start of a successful journey to No. 1 glory.

“She’ll be in Belmont for a bit before getting some rest,” Fletcher said. “Brad said he thinks she needs a little break; she’s been racing once a month for a while. She’s going to be on the ranch for two or three months and then we’ll put her in. 1st grade. She’s gotten a lot stronger and is looking for a new device. I think she might even go a mile now seeing how well she handles it.” Pletcher enjoys Aqueduct . Ranked Winning Trio

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