Flurry Racing Stables and three-time champion of Hoffman Family Racing key of life The top of the field of seven was entered with $200,000 Fern Creek Shares, one of four stake events in the “Stars of Tomorrow” program on November 26 at Churchill Downs.
The 6 1/2 long Fern Creek will run as the seventh race out of 12 with a post time of 3:57 p.m. ET. Spectacular Race Day featuring a $400,000 Kentucky Horse Racing Club Bet (G2) and a $400,000 Golden Rod Bet (G2). Fern Creek’s open company partner, the $200,000 Ed Brown Stakes spanning six branches, will take place as the ninth race.
Coached by Brad Cox, Key of Life scored his most notable win a month ago at Keeneland, where she beat nine competitors by 6 3/4 length in the $200,000 Myrtlewood Stakes. Daughter of dream town began her career on June 25 at Churchill Downs when she finished third with a favorite 2-5. She returned seven weeks later for her maiden break on Arlington Millionaire Day at Churchill Downs in August and followed that victory on October 7 with a 6 1/4 long allowance point at Keeneland.
She will be riding in Fern Creek by Florent Geroux from 3rd place.
Top among her competitors is the first winner of 10 Ashbrook Farm and Upland Flats Racing debuts. The red carpet is ready . Coached by Rusty Arnold, Red Carpet Ready dominated 11 competitors in a special first-person weight competition thanks to a sloppy walk. Daughter of Oscar earned a brisk pace figure for her win and rewarded her supporters with $2 in winnings or $75.98.
Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. again there will be mounts from lesson 6.
Another impressive first-time winner to have entered Fern Creek is Scott Dilworth, Randy and Susan Andrews’ spin around . Coached by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, Twirled won by eight races in the second round on October 22 at Keeneland. Twirled will be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione from Lesson 4.
Frosted Departure cuts for Ed Brown
Two-time winner of C&H Racing and Magdalena Racing dim departure will return to the sprint for Saturday’s second run of the $200,000 Ed Brown Stakes.
Trained by Kenny McPeek, Frosted Departure broke her maiden at the second question at Ellis . Park equal to 3 3/4 of the length. Frosted Departure’s most notable win came on September 16 at Churchill Downs, where he dominated the seven-feathered one-piece grant contest at 9 1/4 lengths. In the next two starts, Frosted Departure unsuccessfully tested Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) and $200,000 Street Sense Stakes (G3). He will be riding by Hernandez on Ed Brown from turret 4.
Also likely to benefit from cutting the gap to 6 1/2 furlongs are Paradise Farms, David Staudacher, Three Diamonds Farm and Mike Maker’s top recruitment a Mike Maker intern who won the seven-part Runhappy Ellis Park Juvenile Stake this summer Curly Jack before he doubles over the classified bet at a mile or so.
Churchill DownsSaturday, November 26, 2022, Race No. 7
- 6 1/2f
- 200,000 USD
- 2 year old girl
- 3:57 pm (local)
Churchill DownsSaturday, November 26, 2022, Race 9
- 6 1/2f
- 200,000 USD
- 2 years old
- 4:57 pm (local)
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