Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s 3-year-old Carried Interest showed considerable promise in two starts in New York last
summer for trainer Rick Violette, winning his debut at Belmont Park in
early July and finishing second to highly-regarded Overanalyze in The
Futurity (G2) at Belmont last out on Sept. 30.
Carried Interest is entered to make his 2013 season debut in
Sunday’s third race allowance feature at Gulfstream Park with Joel
Rosario in the saddle facing five rival 3-year-olds in the ‘a other
than’ allowance test at six furlongs.
“He’s very talented, but developed sore shins that became chronic,”
said Violette from Ocala Friday morning. “We kept going (training) for a
while but finally just decided to stop on him and give him plenty of
time. He’s doing well. He’s very fast, but there is some other speed in
the race. We’ll just see how it develops.”
Carried Interest is a Kentucky-bred son of Henny Hughes purchased for $130,000 at the OBS March 2-year-old sales.
Last season was bittersweet for Violette and his stable as he also
had another very talented 2-year-old prospect in Klaravich Stables and
Lawrence’s Spurious Precision, a son of High Cotton that won both of his
starts, including the Saratoga Special (G2). However, he later broke
down training in September for the Champagne Stakes (G1) and had to be
“He was exceptional. It was a real kick in the gut. You just have to go on.”
One of Carried Interest’s major rivals in Sunday’s race will be Rick
Shanley’s Pro Prospect with Edgar Prado in the saddle for trainer Eddie
Plesa, Jr. Pro Prospect is also by Henny Hughes and was a $52,000 OBS
March 2-year-old sales purchase and made two starts last year at
Pro Prospect finished third in his debut on June 23, a race won by
Plesa-trained stablemate Itsmyluckyday, winner of the Gulfstream Park
Derby and Holy Bull Stakes (G3) for Plesa and one of the likely
favorites for the $1 million Florida Derby (G1). Pro Prospect came back
to break his maiden on July 29 by four lengths.