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Inherit The Gold Wins Kings Point

Inherit the Gold stretched his winning streak to four Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, taking command at the top of the stretch and drawing off to a two-length victory over favored Yawanna Twist in the $65,000 Kings Point.

 

Carrying Eddie Castro and high weight of 124 pounds, Inherit the Gold broke alertly, then settled in third as Spa City Fever led the field of New York-breds through an opening half-mile in 49.02. Closing the gap approaching the turn, the 5-year-old gray gelding swung three-wide to take the lead and galloped home in 1:50.99 for the 1 1/8 miles.

 

“I put him behind the speed, and he knew when it was time to move,” said Castro. “He’s a nice, professional horse.”

 

Owned by Glas-Tipp Stable and Susanne Hooper and trained by Jim Hooper, Inherit the Gold launched his Big A winning streak on December 16 when he took a one-mile optional claimer for statebreds. Victorious in an optional claimer against open company on January 13, Inherit the Gold then made his first stakes start a winning one with a three-length score in the Mr. International overnight stakes for state-breds on January 26.

 

“He’s just a nice, nice horse,” said Hooper, who bred Inherit the Gold with his wife, Susanne, and Edmond and Mary Murray. “I wanted him to move today whenever Eddie Castro wanted him to move. The six pounds had me worried, but he carries his 160-pound exercise rider around the middle of the track every morning.”

 

Sent off as the 8-5 second choice by the crowd of 6,271, Inherit the Gold returned $5.40 as he ran his record to 6-3-2 from 13 starts. With the winner’s purse of $39,000, the Gold Token gelding has now earned $228,601.

 

Yawanna Twist, the 4-5 favorite, was 2 ¾ lengths clear of Spa City Fever, who in turn was followed by Mine Over Matter and Stud Muffin. Thunder Chief was scratched.

 

Hooper said Inherit the Gold would likely step into graded stakes company next month.

 

“Obviously, we’re looking at the Excelsior [Grade 3, 1 1/8 miles, Aqueduct, April 2],” he said. “But we’ll look at the million-dollar race in West Virginia [Grade 3 Charles Town Classic, 1 1/8 miles, April 16] also.”

 


           

 

 

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