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Obviously Targets Shoemaker Mile

Saturday’s feature may have been called the American Handicap, but it was a pair of Europeans who stole the show.

Irish-bred Obviously won the Grade II, $150,000 contest, defeating French-bred Lucuyan by 2 1-2 lengths in the mile turf event. Their respective connections are looking forward to a rematch in the Grade I, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile June 29.

Trainer Mike Mitchell was ecstatic with Obviously’s performance. “He came out of the race great,” beamed Mitchell. “If everything looks good, he’ll go next in the Shoemaker Mile.”

His victory in the American was Obviously’s third consecutive in a Grade II race.

Neil Drysdale, who saddled Lucayan for his first race in the United States, was equally pleased with his colt’s second place finish. “He came back very well,” reported Drysdale.

“I really thought there would be more speed to go with (Obviously). He’ll come back in the Shoemaker and then we’ll go from there.”

Lucayan showed off his quality last year with a victory in the Group I French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp.

 

 

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