Last year’s champion, 2 years old, Echo Zulu difficult moments before the start of June 11 Acorn Staking (G1) at Belmont Park due to feeling uncomfortable going to the departure gate, regrouped under the evening lights at Churchill Downs in $275,000 Dogwood Stakes (G3) on September 24.
After her owned L and N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds received a clean medical bill, according to Winchell Thoroughbreds manager David Fiske, her relationships chose to proceed in a way. Be careful this summer. She walked for several weeks and didn’t resume her workout schedule until mid-August at Racecourse Saratoga for Hall of Fame coach Steve Asmussen.
Now it’s time to get back to the racing action in Dogwood, which takes place around a turn with seven furs, seemingly unleashing her lightning powers. Although she won about two times last year in the 1 1/16-mile NetJets Breeders’ Cup (G1) in the 4v4 season, she failed to beat her opponent in the five routes. now as 3 years old.
She lasted only on her season debut at Fair Grounds Oaks 1/16 mile Twinspires.com (G2) on March 26, and then weakened to fourth place after speeding up in round 1. /8 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs, her final start. After the Oaks family, Asmussen plans to run her in shorter races.
Ricardo Santana Jr., her original racer last year before Joel Rosario replaced him when he got bogged down last fall, is back on top of her 3-year-old daughter. Gunman .
Asmussen and Winchell Thoroughbreds also have another Gun Runner joining the race in Evil Halo , the determined final winner of Prioress Stakes (G2) in Saratoga. Tyler Gaffalione rides it, a five-time winner from nine starts.
Race on Saturday and October 22 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland are two of Kentucky’s final sprints this year that are limited to 3-year-olds.
Echo Zulu isn’t the only one taking part in the Breeders’ Cup for minors in Dogwood. Tarabi third runner, also competitive.
3 year old daughter of First Samurai also raced just twice this year, running second in an optional title race that allows for a quick seven-time stretch at OLDHurchill Downs June 18 and later won the Wilton Stakes limited July 14 to go one mile at Saratoga.
Cherie DeVaux training First Samurai Fat 3-year-old, racing for LBD Stable, Manganaro Bloodstock and David Ingordo. Javier Castellano rides.
Dogwood is among four stakes at Churchill Downs Saturday as part of an 11-night race card that begins at 6 p.m. ET. Posting time for Dogwood, the ninth race, is 10:11 p.m
Three-year-olds also raced for a $160,000 Seneca Overnight deposit on the 1/16-mile ride. It’s the Saturday race of the evening at 9:05pm
There, winning bets are graded Turnerloose against six opponents, led by Falconet , Cocktail moment and Skratch Kat . All three showed potential and Cocktail Moments and Skratch Kat competed in the 1st place company.
Brad Cox trains Turnerloose, a Nyquist for Ike and Dawn Thrash.
Churchill DownsSaturday, September 24, 2022, Race No. 9
- Level III
- 3 yo Fillies
- 10:11 PM (local)
Churchill DownsSaturday, September 24, 2022, 7th Circuit
- 1 1/16m
- 3 yo Fillies
- 9:05pm (local)