Yournotthebossofme Shows ‘Em Who’s Boss in Saylorville
Trainer Anthony Granitz and jockey Israel Ocampo aboard
Yournotthebossofme could not have invisioned the Saylorville Stakes going any
smoother had you asked them to map it out on paper. Reduced to a field of 3
after heavy rains and high heat caused 5 of the 8 entrants to scratch,
Speedacious with Miguel Mena and Starlight Starbrite with David Mello tore off
in a rapid speed dual of 21.63. Speedacious opened up a 1 ½ length lead after a
½ mile in 44.42, but as Starlite Starbrite started to retreat, Yournotthebossofme
started reeling in the front runners.
“The plan was to lay off the pace, let them kill each other
and come running late,” said Ocampo.
Yournotthebossofme drew off to win by 2 ¼ lengths over
Speedacious with another 19 ¼ lengths back to Starlite Starbrite for 3rd.
Owned by World Thoroughbreds Racing Inc., she returned $14.60 as the longest
shot in the field.
Brushed By A Star Shines in Iowa Distaff
What looked like a 3-horse race on paper, turned into a 1-horse
race in the Iowa Distaff as Brushed By A Star, under jockey Corey Nakatani, romped
to an 11 ¼ length victory. Sitting 3rd early, Brushed By A Star overtook
Bella Road and 1/5 favorite Sterling Madame on the backstretch and never looked
back. The Prairie Meadows strip was hit with heavy rains prior to the night’s
racing, which was beneficial to front runners in most races.
“We knew she liked an off track, and Corey rode her
perfectly, like he always does,” said trainer Grant Forster.
Brushed By A Star is owned by Team Forster and returned
$9.80 to her backers. Someplace Else and Another World rounded out the
Wiredfortwotwenty Wires the Iowa Sprint
Wiredfortwotwenty broke on top and never looked back in the
Iowa Sprint. Ridden by Jake Barton, the 7-year-old gelding set fractions of
21.77 and 44.02 before stopping the clock in 108.12 on the muddy track.
Approaching the top of the stretch, 2/5 favorite Rothko was cutting into the
lead, but as the field straightened for the drive Wiredfortwotwenty had another
gear and drew off to win by 2 lengths over Rothko. Warning Song was another 3
lengths back in 3rd. Trained by Bart Hone, Wiredfortwotwenty
returned $9.60 to his backers and $75,000 to his owners, Class Racing Stable.
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