Springfield Winner I Got It All Eyes Open Company

June 01, 2014 04:33am
Springfield Winner I Got It All Eyes Open Company
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Runaway Springfield Stakes winner I Got It All has earned his way into open company, according to trainer Tom Swearingen, who also owns the gelded son of Tiz Wonderful in partnership.  On Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse, the bay dismantled eight other Illinois-registered colts and geldings en route to a 9¼-length win.  More impressively, I Got It All ran his final furlong (:12.48) faster than the preceding one under Emanuel Cosme to run away from his rivals.

"He's super today," Swearingen reported Sunday morning.  "We're kind of undecided right now as to where we'll take him.  We'll, of course, give him some time and look at all the options.  We will probably have to run him in open company from now on."

In the Springfield, I Got It All was facing new obstacles, including his initial race beyond six furlongs and first run on a synthetic surface since his debacle of a debut in September, but flourished in the face of such adversity.  In fact, the sleek Illinois-bred seemed to hint that he might have appreciated the increase in distance, while displaying a similar closing kick to the one he had shown while winning the $100,000 Land of Lincoln Stakes at Hawthorne Race Course last out.

One possible open company option for I Got It All's next foray is the Grade III $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows on June 28.  "That's definitely a possibility," Swearingen said.  "The two turns would be no issue at all.  He'll be fine going the distance."  Though I Got It All has never raced at 1 1/16-miles - or around two turns - the gelding's sire Tiz Wonderful won the Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club at that distance as a juvenile in his abbreviated 5-race career.

"It was really an honor to be able to (win the Springfield) twice," Swearingen said.  "It's nice to win any race, but it's really nice to win an Illinois Stakes at Arlington."  Last year, the conditioner took the Springfield with 31-1 maiden shocker Reigning Catfish.  "I do have to say that (I Got It All) is one of my favorites already - he's just very talented."

Swearingen also confirmed that fellow stakes-performing charge Kip Berries is on target to defende her title in the $100,000 Isaac Murphy Handicap on June 14 at Arlington.  The very swift daughter of Kipling worked an easy five furlongs in 1:03.40 on Sunday morning.

"She's been such a good filly to us," he said.  "I'm optimistic she'll run very well.  We wanted a grass race race - like last year - to prepare her for (the Isaac Murphy), but one would not go.  We didn't expect the main track prep to come up that tough."  Kip Berries faced salty allowance/stakes horses Flower Spell and Chortle and faded after setting a very swift pace in her seasonal bow.  The 8-year-old mare has won 11 of her 33 starts and competed in the Isaac Murphy the last four years, including a second-place showing in 2010. 


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