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Durante takes Aqueduct’s Bold Ruler Stakes

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JKX Racing and David Jacobson’s Durante (Distorted Humor – Seahawk Girl) went straight to the lead in Friday’s $200,000 Bold Ruler Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, set a rapid pace, opened a big lead in the stretch and coasted home a 2-3/4 length winner. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor, trained by David Jacobson, now 23-7-5-1 with $428,911 in earnings. Consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2021 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack videoMarch Sale walking video

Mary T. Self’s No More Options (Frac Daddy – Stoney Miss) stepped into stakes company in Woodbine’s $100,000 Frost King Stakes on Saturday, came from off the pace, took charge in deep stretch and scored by 2-1/2 lengths. That’s two straight wins for the 2-year-old son of Frac Daaddy, consigned by Sterling Thoroughbreds to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Now 4-2-0-2 for trainer Zeljko Krcmar, he has earned $85,252. watch his under tack videoSpring  Sale walking video

Willis Horton Racing LLC’S Magic Grant (Good Magic – Holiday Bertie), rated off the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Clever Trevor Stakes at Remington Park, came running in the stretch, ran by the leaders late and drew off to score by 4-1/2 lengths. Breaking his maiden in his second start for trainer Eddie Milligan, Jr, he’s now 2-1-0-0 with $45,085 in earnings. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2023 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $300,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch his under tack videoMarch Sale walking video