OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard captured the $400,000 Manhattan Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park on Saturday in spectacular fashion. The 5-year-old son of Arch, shuffled back saving ground in the early going, turned for home behind a wall of horses. But after angling out for the drive, he found room between horses in the final furlong and got up in the final yards to win by a neck in a five horse blanket finish. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 18-5-3-4 with four graded stakes wins and earnings of $983,240. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was sold purchased by OXO Equine for $1,050,000. watch his under tack video
Joseph and Gayle Ioia and Chuck Spina’s Prancing Warrior took the lead at the start of the $78,000 Spruce Fir Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday and never looked back, holding off the odds-on favorite and scoring by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Bold Warrior, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale and then purchased by Joseph Ioia for $17,000 out of the Kelli Mitchell consignment at the 2016 August Yearling Sale. Now 12-4-0-1 for trainer Chuck Spina, she has earned $127,475 to date.
Paradise Farm Corp., Terry Raymond and Jana Wagner’s Relentless Dancer pressed the pace in the early going of the $60,000 Louisiana Legends Cheval Stakes at Evangeline Downs, moved to take command coming out of the turn and cruising from there to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the 3-year-old colt by Midshipman, now 8-3-0-0 for trainer Mike Maker with $155,838 in earnings. He worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $80,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video
CJ Thoroughbreds’ Trickle In is three for four and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $50,375 Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park, turning back a challenge on the turn and going on to score by a length. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, the now 3-year-year-old daughter of Temple City went through the ring at the 2018 OBS Fall Mixed Sale. Trained by Michael Stidham, she has earned $91,100 to date.
VinLaur Racing Stables LLC, Dark Horse Racing Stable and Taste of Victory Stables LLC’s I’llhandalthecash got the holiday weekend off to a good start on Friday, taking the lead at the head of the stretch of the $80,000 License Fee Stakes at Belmont Park and held off a late charge to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Point of Entry, consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by McKee Bloodstock LLC and sold to Oracle Bloodstock, Agent for Dark Horse Stable for $150,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 9-3-1-1 for trainer Raymond Handal, she has earned $174,532. watch her under tack video