Trainers Tom Proctor and Josie Carroll were happy campers Thursday morning after their Marketing Mix and Inglorious
ran first and second, respectively, in Wednesday’s Denali Purse at a
mile on the grass. The Denali marked the 2012 debut for both 4-year-old
Mix, owned by Glen Hill Farm, had finished second in the Queen
Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) here in October and closed 2011 with a
victory in the Mrs. Revere (G2) at Churchill Downs.
nice to win one,” Proctor said. “She is nominated to the
($200,000-added) Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2 on May 5 at Churchill
Downs), but I might take her to California.”
Donver Stable’s Inglorious, the 2011 Canadian champion 3-year-old filly, made her grass debut in the Denali.
was thrilled with her; it was a great way to come back,” Carroll said.
“She is nominated to the race at Churchill Downs. We will see how quick
she bounces back.”
The strong turf showing gives Carroll more options for 2012 with the daughter of Hennessy.
“That’s what I like,” Carroll said. “She is pretty good on Polytrack and it looks like she’ll be pretty good on grass.”