Silver Timber took a different route than he did last year, but the result was the same in the $100,000 Woodford (gr. IIIT), as he came off the pace to win the turf sprint Oct. 9 at Keeneland.
Sent off as the 9-5 choice when he
won the 2009 Woodford while racing near the front, this time Silver
Timber was dismissed at more than 4-1 in a strong field of 11. Julien
Leparoux rode the 7-year-old gelding to victory for trainer Chad Brown.
The son of Prime Timber
is likely on his way back to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) on
Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs. He finished sixth in that race a year ago at
Michael Dubb and High Grade Racing
Stable own Silver Timber, who was claimed for $25,000 in April 2009. He
has won eight times since that claim, including five graded stakes. The
gray/roan gelding has earned $677,619 from 36 lifetime starts.