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Knapp Hopes Strong Wind Can Route

Steve Knapp has high hopes that Strong Wind can successfully negotiate two turns when he runs in the $250,000 guaranteed Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile for 2-year-old colts and geldings at 1 1/16 miles on Oct. 13.

“I think he’ll run good,” said the 55-year-old trainer of Strong Wind, who won the $100,000 Graduation Stakes for Cal-breds at Del Mar by 4 ¼ lengths on Aug. 1. “He’s by Tribal Rule and I trained his full brother, Tribal Face, and that’s why I bought him.

“He gallops long every day and his body’s developing like a router, not a sprinter. He ran third last out in the I’m Smokin’ and the rider dropped his stick at the eighth pole.”

Knapp has more than one rooting interest these days. His daughter, 18-year-old Stevie Jo, is on a scholarship as a power-hitting third baseman for the Oregon Ducks’ women’s softball team, which was ranked No. 5 nationally last year.

Stevie Jo attended Ayala High School in Chino Hills, where Knapp resides.

 

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Graduation Stakes winner Strong Wind, prepping for next Saturday’s California Cup Juvenile, went five furlongs in 1:00.60 for trainer Steve Knapp.

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