Leanne Robbins’ Florida homebred Midnight Serenade obviously relished his first career chance around two turns winning
the $75,000 Seacliff Stakes by 2 ¾ lengths going a mile on Juvenile Showcase
day, Aug. 27, over Harold Queen’s Burning Time, and the two promising
2-year-old colts hook up again in the Foolish Pleasure Stakes.
Jockey Jose Alvarez will be back aboard
Midnight Serenade for trainer Steve DiMauro after they teamed up to rally from
last of 10 on the far turn of the Seacliff to run by the field. The son of
Bandini had won a pair of sprints here in July following a fourth and
fifth-place finish to begin his career.
Burning Time is a homebred son of Burning Roma
that also appeared to like the longer distance of the Seacliff after two starts
in sprints for trainer David Fawkes. Burning Time finished second in his debut
for a $40,000 claiming tag and no takers and ninth after a poor start in the
$75,000 Dr. Fager Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes prior to the
Completing the field of six drawn for the
Foolish Pleasure are Signal Hill Farms’ Mucho Mas Macho, Luis Jurado; ARS
Stable’s Bartolome, Juan Leyva; Gary Aiken’s Kings Over, Ameth Gonzalez; and
Just For Fun Stable’s Personal Interest, Daniel Centeno.