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Raconteur might be worthy of purchase price

When Cot Campbell paid $240,000 for Raconteur last spring, he knew that with his breeding, the chestnut son of A.P. Indy out of the Storm Cat mare Miss Kate wasn’t going to be a precocious colt. Saturday, he’s hoping that Raconteur will show that he is worthy of his purchase price when he makes his stakes debut in the Gotham.

 

“We’re hoping he will run well, and we think he will,” said Campbell of the Dogwood Stable color-bearer, whose breeder, G. Watts Humphrey, retains a 25 percent interest. “The family has always been a late-developing family. Plus, we know he likes the track here, and he doesn’t have to travel.”

 

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Raconteur made his first appearance at Saratoga Race Course last summer, finishing fifth in a 5 ½-furlong race won by Vexor, who went on to annex the Grade 2 Nashua. He then posted a pair of seconds and a pair of thirds, finally breaking through in his 2012 debut going 1 1/8 miles on the inner track. He made it 2-for-2 as a sophomore on February 3, coming from just off the pace to win an optional claimer by three-quarters of a length going one mile, 70 yards.

 

“He’s won his last two, but not in a sensational style that gets everyone excited,” said Campbell. “He does have a flashy pedigree, but he’s one of those earnest, grind-it-out, hard-trying, uncomplicated horses.

 

“But for $400,000,” he added, “we hope he will grind away effectively.”

 

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