Ippodromo del Mediterraneo, Siracusa: riunione trotto e galoppo. Epifania all’insegna del galoppo. Giovedì 7 ricomincia il trotto
Appuntamento con il galoppo nel giorno dell’Epifania. Cinque competizioni in programma, mercoledì 6 gennaio a partire dalle ore 13:50, saranno luogo e tempo per dimostrare la passione ippica.
L’apertura affidata ad un Handicap Discendente da 8 mila e 800 euro riservato a cavalli di 3 anni, dove spiccano Mister Ragona, particolarmente positivo, Monte della Sfida e Capellone. La terza corsa, Premio Gotico ha il montepremi più interessante, 9 mila e 900 euro, ed riservato a cavalli di 4 anni e oltre chiamati al confronto sui 1200 metri di pista sabbia. In bello spolvero, benché pesante in perizia, Bright Star. Continua la sua forte ascesa Dorkhel, mentre tra i pesini Diloal, reduce da vittoria, potrebbe approfittarne. Molte altre, naturalmente, le soluzioni di una competizione difficile da analizzare.
Il trotto ha riservato un convegno giovedì 7 gennaio dalle ore 13:20. In apertura due Condizionate per cavalli di 3 anni sul miglio. Nel Premio Scopa spiccono Caterina FC, Cara Lady Sm e Celeste Zen in progresso. Nel Premio Dolci, invece, pochi i riferimenti per un aperta competizione in cui si preferisce Caleidos, Cinzia Chuck Sm e Carlino Wise L. La prova di cartello è legata alla quarta competizione, Premio Befana, che schiera cavalli di categoria C e D sulla doppio km. Try Again è punto di riferimento, vince e ha dimostrato buona forma. Le alternative sono il vittorioso Tundrast, il buon Tyler di Pippo, la giovane e promettente Ania Rich, Zirkonia Cis e Zoraida Font. Attenzione ad Utopia Jet.
fonte : Ippomed
Saudi Arabia: entries il giorno 5 gennaio per la Saudi Cup del 2021
Saudi Arabia Announces Second Renewal of World’s Richest Race $20m Saudi Cup Highlight of Boosted $30.5m Raceday February 20, 2021
https://issuu.com/weatherbys/docs/saudi_cup_horsemans_guide_2021?fr=sMWY0MzIxMTU4NzM (trascrivi il link per vedere tutto il book/presentazione)
fonte : Saudi Cup
Capo Kane much the best in Jerome
Capo Kane opened the New Year with a convincing victory in Friday’s $150,000 Jerome S., scoring by 6 1/4 lengths in the Kentucky Derby qualifier at Aqueduct. Overlooked at 6-1 odds, the Harold Wyner-trained colt led wire-to-wire in his stakes debut with Dylan Davis.
By 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, Capo Kane was exiting a 4 1/2-length romp in his second start, a mile and 70-yard maiden special weight at Parx in late November.
The 3-year-old jumped straight to stakes competition, and Capo Kane picked up 10 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series event.
Eagle Orb broke on top in the five-horse field, but Capo Kane hustled forward from his inside post to show the way on a short lead. Swill, the 7-5 favorite following a fourth in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs, made a run at the pacesetter on the latter half of the far turn. Eagle Orb, the 8-5 second choice, offered a bid entering the stretch.
Capo Kane had plenty in reserve, rebuffing both challengers and accelerating clear. Up by 2 1/2 lengths with a furlong remaining, he drifted out late while widening his advantage, and Capo Kane completed the one-turn mile distance in 1:38.02.
Eagle Orb easily held second, nearly three lengths better than Hold the Salsa, who got up to edge Swill by a nose for third. Original was eased.
Capo Kane was bred in California by Rising Star Farm. California Chrome, who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2014, was the last California-bred to wear the roses.
A bargain $26,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton Maryland 2-year-old sale, Capo Kane is the first foal to race from the dam Twirl Me, a daughter of Hard Spun, who finished second to Street Sense in the 2007 Kentucky Derby.
Life Is Good !!!
Nearly a year to the day after Authentic romped in his stakes and two-turn debut, trainer Bob Baffert returned to the winner’s circle following Saturday’s $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita after the highly-rated Life Is Good fended off a late surge from stablemate Medina Spirit to capture the one-mile Road to the Kentucky Derby prep.
Like Authentic a son of Into Mischief, Life Is Good was a stronger favorite in the Sham wagering than last year’s eventual Kentucky Derby (G1) hero and presumptive Horse of the Year. Sent off at 1-5 against four rivals, Life Is Good overcame an early bump leaving the gate, led comfortably most of the way, and held off Medina Spirit by a little less than a length while not under serious pressure from jockey Mike Smith.
“What I really liked was after the race, when I stood up and the horse got next to me, he jumped back into the bridle. I had to pull him up,” Smith said. “We don’t know yet how talented (Life Is Good is), we haven’t even gotten close yet.”
Although Authentic was a more dominating winner of the Sham, by 7 3/4 lengths, both colts showed some immaturity through the stretch run.
“It reminded me a lot of Authentic last year. He looked like a drunk coming down, almost hit the rail and stuff,” Baffert said. “Just to get the two turns out of the way, it’s big. I always feel the second race is the most important, going up against winners. It’s the kind of race we were looking for. These are two good horses.”
Owned by WinStar Farm and CHC Inc., Life Is Good returned $2.40 after completing one lap of the fast strip in 1:36.63. Medina Spirit was well clear of Parnelli, who was followed under the wire by Waspirant and Uncle Boogie.
Road to the Kentucky Derby points of 10-4-2-1 were distributed respectively to the top four finishers, with Waspirant increasing his total from one point to two points.
Life Is Good is 2-for-2, having broken his maiden by 9 1/2 lengths going 6 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar on Nov. 22. He’s now earned $94,200.
Bred in Kentucky by Gary and Mary West, Life Is Good was sold for $525,000 at Keeneland September. He was produced by Beach Walk, a daughter of Distorted Humor, and hails from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Diamondrella.
fonte : Kentucky Derby