Dane Kobiskie thought very highly of My Corinthian
since the day he entered his barn and the 2-year-old gelding by
Corinthian proved his trainer right when scoring a 7 ½-length debut
victory on the turf at Colonial
Downs. Kobiskie is hopeful he will flash the same talent in Saturday
night’s $100,000-added Bashford Manor (GIII).
“I actually was a little afraid
before his first race because I liked him so much,” Kobiskie said. “When
a horse shows all the right signs, you just hope he’s as good as you
think. It was nice to see him win like that and
reassure us. If he had only won by two lengths, I probably would have
The Bashford Manor, which will go as
Race 7 at 9:05 p.m., will be the second career start for My Corinthian
and his debut on dirt.
“I like to take some of my
2-year-olds and run them on the turf at Colonial to give them a little
easier race,” Kobiskie said. “I’m not concerned about him switching to
PTK LLC’s My Corinthian
arrived at Kobiskie’s barn at Churchill Downs’ Trackside Training Center
on Tuesday. Another horse arriving in Louisville from the Mid-Atlantic
on Tuesday was the lone stakes winner in the Bashford
Manor field: Debt Ceiling.
Tim O’Donohue’s Debt Ceiling broke his maiden by 4 ½ lengths at Laurel in March and then won the Rollicking at Pimlico on May 18.
“When he won at Pimlico, it was a slow time, but he was very wide throughout, so it was still very impressive,” trainer John Robb said.