Thursday’s featured race is the $100,000 Quick Call, a 5
½-furlong turf sprint for 3-year-olds.
The 3-1 morning-line favorite is Manly,
who has won two straight since being claimed for $50,000 by trainer Michael
Maker for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. His new connections switched the son of
Seeking the Gold to turf and shortened him up in distance in his first start
off the claim, and the colt responded by breaking his maiden by 1 ¼ lengths in
a June 16 maiden special weight at Churchill Downs. He enters the Quick Call
off a three-quarter-length triumph in an entry-level allowance on June 30 at
Javier Castellano will ride Manly from post position 2.
Like Manly, 7-2 second choice Full
also enters the Quick Call off a pair of turf sprints at Churchill Downs. After
clearing the first allowance condition by one length on June 9, the Claiborne
Farm and Adele Dilschneider homebred was second by a half-length in a June 29
Trained by Al Stall, Jr., Full will leave from post 9 with Joel Rosario
Gentlemans Code has
won four straight, beginning with a $40,000 conditioned claiming race on
Keeneland’s artificial main track on April 6. He has been protected by
trainer Wesley Ward, who owns the gelding in partnership with Ice Win Stable, since
that win, taking a starter allowance over Arlington Park’s synthetic
surface on May 6 and a first-level allowance on Arlington’s turf course
on June 6.
Elvis Trujillo has the assignment aboard Gentlemans Code, 4-1, from
From the rail out, the field also includes Richmond County,
Single Malt Mac, Love Those Boots, Artest, Partly
Mocha, Capetown Devil,
and Drago’s Best.