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Paddy O'Prado Sharp in Colonial Turf Cup

Paddy O'Prado wins 2010 Colonial Turf Cup.
Photo: Dee Leftwich/Progress Index
Paddy O'Prado, under confident handling by Kent Desormeaux, took over in the stretch and powered away to post an easy three-length tally in Saturday's Grade 2 Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs. 

Two Notch Road set off for the lead shortly after the latch sprung with Workin For Hops chasing in second. Paddy O'Prado, breaking from the inside post, saved all of the ground before swinging out and rolling past the two leaders. The Dale Romans trainee completed his nine and one-half furlong journey in 1:54.20 and paid $5 to win as the 3-2 favorite.

Workin For Hops finished second and New Jersey shipper Two Notch Road held the show. Doubles Partner rallied for 4th and was followed by Dean's Kitten and Vamos a Ver.

Kindergarden Kid stalked the pace in 3rd and dropped back to trail the field after racing wide throughout.

The winner is expected to return to Colonial Downs on July 17 for the Virginia Derby.

 

 

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This win further reaffirms how the wet track moved up a lot of horses in the Derby. Paddy O Prado is not nearly the same horse on dry dirt as he is wet dirt, and he's not nearly the same horse on wet dirt as he is on turf.
  • medlocke · I couldn't agree more. It's really bad when you have to consider the Kentucky Derby as a "throw out race" for your horse. But anyone who really knows racing even the slightest little bit, knows that certainly horses like Lookin At Lucky, Sidney's Candy, Conveyance, Noble's Promise, Dublin, and others were nowhere near the form that they've all displayed in their previous races. · 1535 days ago
Thanks for the pics Dee...much appreciated.
Hey Jarred this is Dee Please send me an email addy so I can send those pics.. thanks leftwichpics@aol.com
Indeed a nice win for Paddy O'Prado today. He looked sharp on the turf at Colonial Downs today. But that said, I still believe that 2010 has produced one of the overall weakest groups of 3yr.old male contenders that we've seen in racing for sometime. Just how weak, I believe, will be exposed at Churchill Downs in November in the 2010 Breeders Cup Classic. I don't think anyone would, or could, argue that Lookin At Lucky as at or on top of the 3yr.old colt division. I think it's likely that Baffert will race him in this years Classic. I also believe he'll be swept aside by Zenyatta, Quality Road, likely Blame, maybe Rachel Alexandra, and who know's yet who the Euro contingent will be? JMO.

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