Ticker
  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 2 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 4 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 4 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 4 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 4 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 4 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 4 days ago
  • Awtaad upsets Galileo Gold to win the Irish 2000 Guineas.Posted 4 days ago

Lakerville Ready For Big Show

Del Mar logo
After sending Lakerville out for allowance level turf victories on Opening Day and, one week later, last Wednesday, trainer Barry Abrams will give the 4-year-old Unusual Heat colt a rest.

But only until the Green Flash Handicap on August 15. And Lakerville will have a tough act to follow off his first two starts, like the Green Flash at 5 furlong distances on turf, when it’s showtime again.          

“You look at the fractions for the race (on Wednesday) and he ran the fastest three furlongs any horse ever has,” Abrams said Friday morning. The official clocking for the first quarter of the five-furlong race was :22.82, with pacesetter Close to the Edge seven lengths in front of Lakerville, who was next-to-last in a field of eight.

Lakerville’s winning time was :56.57. Using the rule-of-thumb of one length equals a fifth of a second, Lakerville went the first quarter in around 24 flat and the final three-eighths in under 33 seconds.

“I’ve never seen a horse do the first three furlongs in :32, let alone the last three,” Abrams said.

Abrams is already thinking of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside course at Santa Anita on November 3.

“I think he’ll win it,” Abrams said.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Lakerville Ready For Big Show...

Is anyone concerned with the lack of pace in today's Green Flash? Louisiana invader is overmatched and not much else in there?
Gomez just has to get him to the outside for his blazing fast stretch run. Lakerville's been a personal favorite since his debut win on the Santa Anita hill.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories