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Geaux Rocket Ride confirmed win, keep an eye on Haskell

Forced to miss Santa Anita Derby (G1) due to illness, Pin Oak Stud’s Ride the rocket rocket Geaux back in action June 4th $100,000 Confirmed stake at Santa Anita . Park as he started at a brisk pace and sped up to win 1 3/4 of the length, going 1 1/16 miles under Ramon Vazquez at 1:43.75.

The Geaux Rocket Ride effort prompted his Hall of Fame coach Richard Mandella to say he’ll be showing the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park for the pony’s next engagement on July 22.

Ejected by a margin of 1-2 in a field of five sophomores, Geaux Rocket Ride agreed to sit in third place exclusively for both Del Mar Jerry And Hard to imagine as they slide it through the fractions fast to the quarters column. At that point, Vazquez was already leaning three deep and taking complete command like Mr. Fisk Put the good word back to complete correctly.

The first winner of 5 3/4 length will go six stages at Santa Anita on January 29, the most recent Geaux Rocket Ride is second to the eventual winner in the Santa Anita Derby Realistic move traveled 1 1/16 miles in San Felipe Stakes (G2) March 4. He returned $3.00, $2.20 and $2.10 in the Confirmed section.

“He’s just a classy little guy,” Mandella said excitedly. “We’ll probably look at Haskell. We’ll enjoy this today, but that’s what we’re aiming for.”

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Geaux Rocket Ride, a Kentucky pony by candy ride get out Uncle Mo Beyond Grace’s mare, took her first bet and second win in three career starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $180,200. The Geaux Rocket Ride is the mare’s only start from two race-age ponies.

“He’s a perfectly fine horse,” said Vazquez, who rode the Geaux Rocket Ride for the first time and scored a double of the day. “Today it was my first time with him and he showed me what a good horse he is. I had a very good ride and I was in a position where I really am. relaxed and when I asked him he answered very well. He is a really good horse.”

Despite not being able to go with the winner in the long run, Mr Fisk placed a solid bid to win the second and completed a half-dozen lengths ahead of Hard to Imagine. Dismissed by Juan Hernandez, Mr. Fisk paid $3.20 and $2.10 while being selected as second-choice 4-1.

Overtaken by Tiago Pereira, Hard to Figure loses 6-1 and pays $2.20 to show while dominating 2 3/4 lengths over the long line Zebun who staggered out of the gate and was the last to reach the deep passage.

The odds in the race are :23.27, :46.11, 1:10.29 and 1:36.74.

The Geaux Rocket Ride was sold to Jim Bernhard, who purchased the Pin Oak with his wife Dana in 2022, at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Yearling Sale in 2021 for $350,000 from a Taylor Made Sales Dealer shipment.

This press release has been edited by BloodHorse Staff for content and style.


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