Ticker
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 6 hours ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 8 hours ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Madefromlucky takes the G2 West Virginia Derby.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Rock Fall makes it 6 in a row, out-finishing The Big Beast to win the G1 Vanderbilt.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Looks to Spare blows up the tote board at 70-1 in the West Virginia Governor's Cup.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Work All Week puts on a show in the Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial!Posted 11 hours ago
  • Holy Boss runs away with the Amsterdam!Posted 11 hours ago
  • Smart Transition wins the Curlin at Saratoga for trainer John Shirreffs.Posted 1 day ago
  • There's no catching Moonlight Song in the John Morrissey over Saratoga's slop.Posted 2 days ago

Apprehender Takes Charge in King Cotton

Apprehender Takes Charge in King Cotton
Photo: Oaklawn Park

Dream Farm LLC’s Apprehender, who briefly tested the waters in Oaklawn’s 2012 3-year-old stakes series, returned to Hot Springs for his 4-year-old debut and showed he’s much better suited for the sprint division with his victory in Saturday’s $60,000 King Cotton Stakes.

Apprehender assumed the lead shortly after the break and proceeded to lead the field through early fractions of 22 1/5 and 45 3/5 for the first half mile, while holding a narrow advantage. However, once he reached the top of the stretch and jockey Alex Birzer gave him the cue, the Posse gelding kicked into another gear and drew off to win by one length over the 5-2 favorite Alsvid, who had defeated him in their two previous meetings at Remington Park last year. The winner completed the six furlongs in 1:10 over the fast track.


Laurie’s Rocket was third and was followed by Bet the Power, Hamazing Destiny and Ready For More.


“He’s really matured,” said trainer Chris Richard. “He’s put on weight. Even this past summer he was a little immature looking for a 3-year-old. He’s made a nice transition from three to four. He’s such a nice horse to be around. He gives you a shot every time you lead him over. Alsvid is a very nice horse. We’re ecstatic to beat him.”


The King Cotton marked the first stakes victory for Apprehender, who improved his career record to 5-3-1 in 11 starts and he has now earned $206,433. He returned $8.20, $3.40 and $2.60. Richard said Apprehender would likely make his next start in the $60,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 23.




 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories