Wake Up Nick Heads Barretts Juvenile

September 11, 2014 06:41am
Wake Up Nick, winner of the 2014 Santa Anita Juvenile
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Wake Up Nick, undefeated in four starts and a three-time stakes winner, will make his Los Alamitos debut in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Sunday.

Limited to 2-year-old colts & geldings offered for purchase at any Barretts – in Pomona – sale, the Juvenile, which goes at 6 ½ furlongs, is the eighth of nine races. Post time is 2 p.m.

Trained by Doug O’Neill for J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing LLC, Wake Up Nick, a son of Cindago and a $35,000 buy at the Barretts March sale, began his career with a decisive maiden victory May 1 at Santa Anita, then rolled off stakes successes in the Santa Anita Juvenile June 22 as well as the Graduation and I’m Smokin’ over the Polytrack at Del Mar.

Out of the Lion Hearted mare Storm Hearted, Wake Up Nick has earned $251,000.

In the Barretts Juvenile, he will be returning 13 days after prevailing by a half-length over Global Magician as the 2-5 favorite in the I’m Smokin.

Rowdy Dylan, a ridgling by Sky Mesa and the Broken Vow mare Serious Vow, has been away since defeating maidens by 7 ¼ lengths July 12 during the Summer Thoroughbred Festival.

Owned by David J. Lanzman Racing Stable, Inc. and Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller, the $200,000 March purchase banked $36,400 for his victory as the 2-5 choice.

Colorado Strong, who was fourth in the I’m Smokin, also broke his maiden at Los Alamitos, winning by a nose against fellow California breds July 4.

A $17,000 buy at the Barretts October sale last year, the gelded son of Lucky Pulpit and the Wild Wonder mare Wild Reflection is 1-for-3 with a bankroll of $35,550.

The chestnut is owned by C TR Stables LLC and trained by Scott Rollins and the combination will also be represented Sunday by Peradventure.

A speedy son of Papa Clem, the gelding, who is out of the Boundary mare Holiday Sale, has been sidelined since finishing fifth of six in the Graduation July 30.

The California bred has one win in three races and earnings of $49,600. He was third – of four – in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes in his Los Alamitos debut July 13.

Top Drawer will try to stay perfect in his second start for trainer Adam Kitchingman after upsetting $50,000 state bred maidens at 10-1 Aug. 23 at Del Mar.

Owned by Michael Ryan, Top Drawer, who was purchased for $20,000 at the 2013 Barretts October sale, earned $22,800 for his win by 3 ½ lengths. He’s a son of Benchmark and the Western Fame mare Kelly’s Princess.

Completing the Barretts Juvenile cast are maidens Zendai, Matty’s Tribal and Doc Charney.

Owned by Royce Pulliam and trained by Eoin Harty, Zendai was second at 15-1 in his Aug. 3 debut at Del Mar. The Zensational colt out of the Forestry mare Forest Patch banked $15,000.

Matty’s Tribal was third as the 2-1 favorite in his Aug. 1 bow for a partnership that includes James Glavin, Jimmy Yanez and breeders Halo Farms and Martin Mueller and trainer John Sadler.

The Tribal Rule colt out of the Lit de Justice mare Gamber’s Justice earned $9,000.

Trained by Dominic Fama for owner Laura Bailey, Doc Charney trailed at 76-1 in his lone start July 4 at Los Alamitos. The son of Atticus and the Monarchos mare Unbridled Penny banked $250.

From inside out, the field for the Barretts Juvenile: Wake Up Nick, Elvis Trujillo rides, 123 pounds; Rowdy Dylan, Edwin Maldonado, 118; Doc Charney, Kayla Stra, 116; Top Drawer, Martin Pedroza, 118; Zendai, Tyler Baze, 116; Peradventure, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Matty’s Tribal, Corey Nakatani, 116 and Colorado Strong, Tiago Pereira, 118.


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