Swifty Farms’ Pataky Kid, winner of
the Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) and undefeated in two starts on
Polytrack, worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Monday in preparation for a
run in Saturday’s $400,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1), a “Win and
You’re In” race for the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) to be run
November 3 at Santa Anita.
Working on his own before light rain began to fall, Pataky Kid posted
fractions of :12.40, :24.20, :36, :48.40 and galloped out six furlongs
“He looked like he had wings out there,” trainer Tom Proctor said
with a laugh. “He went really good and Paco Lopez will ride him
An Oklahoma-bred by Rockport Harbor, Pataky Kid debuted at Churchill
Downs on July 1 and closed well to finish third in an 11-horse field at
42-1 odds. On August 9, as a 5-2 chance, Pataky Kid surprised no one in
breaking his maiden.
“He ran a good race at Churchill and I guess he was bet down at
Arlington because of that race,” Proctor said of Pataky Kid, who arrived
at Keeneland last Wednesday from Chicago. “I don’t think the surface
matters. I think he can run on anything.”
Pataky Kid is a graduate of the 2011 September Yearling Sale.