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Intricate takes Churchill’s Golden Rod Stakes

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Laura Leigh Stable, Scott Estes and Cambron Equine, LLC’s Intricate (Gun Runner – Complex Analysis) joined the leaders of the juvenile filly division on Saturday with a commanding victory in the $399498 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. Surging to the lead after going between horses after turning for home, the 2-year-old daughter of Gun Runner drew away down the stretch and scored by 5-1/4 lengths. Trained by Brendan Walsh, her first stakes win leaves her with a 3-2-0-0 record and $302,180 in earnings. At the 2023 OBS Spring, she was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $280,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack videoSpring Sale walking video

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Pantofel Stable, LLC, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber’s Bold Journey (Hard Spun – Polly Freeze) last of five early in Friday’s $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct, circled the field on the turn, caught front running fellow OBS graduate Durante (Distorted Humor – Seahawk Girl) in deep stretch and was best by a length at the wire. That’s two straight wins and the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old son of Hard Spun, purchased for $80,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 19-6-6-0 for trainer Bill Mott, he has earned $486,243 to date. watch his under tack videoSpring Sale walking video

Jay Em Ess Stable’s Miles Ahead (Competitive Edge – Jennie R.) rated off the pace early in the $194,000 Thanksgiving Classic Stakes at Fair Grounds, came after the leaders on the turn, took over a furlong from home and drew off to win by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the fourth stakes victory for the 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning gelding by Competitive Edge, purchased for $175,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Paul J. McGee, he’s now 32-13-7-3 and has earned $932,313.  watch his under tack video