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Ocean Knight takes Tampa Bay’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin thought enough of Stonestreet Stable’s Ocean Knight to send him to the $201, 500 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs off a win at first asking in an Aqueduct maiden special on December 13. The 3-year-old colt by Curlin did not disappoint. Despite going wide on the first turn, he sat off the pace under Irad Ortiz, Jr. on the backstretch, circled horses on the far turn before moving to Divining Rod at the top of the stretch and then wore him down in the final yards,winning by a neck. Two for two with earnings of $156,000, he was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale for $320,000 by John Moynihan on behalf of Stonestreet after working a quarter in :20 3/5, the Under Tack Show’s fastest work at the distance. watch his under tack video