Binding for Nowhere an 8-year-old traveling boy owned and trained by Wesley Ward, was transferred from Kentucky this July to take down Highlander Stakes (G2T) on six feathers of his HoneysuckleTaylor Turf Course EP.
The four-timer will now look to add to his laurels as he faces eight opponents in CA$250,000 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) on October 8 on the same layout.
“This is his next goal since he won the last race there,” Ward said. “I think he ran a phenomenal race and I’m really excited to have him back again. And I don’t want to touch my own horse, Golden Pal down here at Keeneland. ”
The Golden Pal will be in favor at the Woodford Stakes on Saturday presented by FanDuel (G2T) in the Lexington Oval Office, and as long as all remains well, will look to repeat there in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) ). He has a much higher profile than Bound for Nowhere.
But Bound for Nowhere presents some key proof of his own, with four career wins in North America and first place in Group 1 to show off his four trips to face the elite company across the pond.
Although his age is quite advanced, the half-Kentucky son of Factor just starting his career 19.
“I’ve owned him since he was an aspirant,” Ward said. “I can choose where I want to run him, and I’m very patient with him.”
Kazushi Kimura, Woodbine’s top racer, chose the mount on Bound for Nowhere.
Silent Poet a 7-year-old boy coached by Nick Gonzalez, the only 1st place winner on the Nearctic roster, captured Highlander 14 months ago when he was still in 1st grade.
Although Silent Poet is unbeaten in five games starting this year, Gonzalez believes the hybrid of Stronach Stables will make his presence felt in the Nearctic.
“The cool weather really excites him,” Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez is, in fact, grateful that the Silent Poet will be up after watching his steadying star hit the rails for seventh (removed to sixth by disqualification) for his pick. pick limited final odds The five-feather-long Deputy Regent stakes in the courtyard.
“It was a nightmare,” Gonzalez said. “I’m glad nothing happened to him. He just flipped sideways. We were unlucky that happened, but fortunately he wasn’t hurt. It was brutal.”
Casual racer Justin Stein is back on board the Silent Poet.
HoneysuckleSaturday, October 8, 2022, Race 7
- Level IIT
- 250,000 dollars
- 3 years or more
- 4:32 pm (local)
Artie’s Storm threatens at Durham Cup
Artie’s Storm The belated rise of just fell right at Woodbine during the 1/16-mile (G3) Seagram Cup (G3) on August 14.
On Saturday, a more timely downhill could put Artie’s Storm in the winner’s ring as he faces eight other older opponents on the same terms in the CA$150,000 Durham Cup (G3).
“He’s flying towards the end,” said coach Paul Buttigieg, coach Paul Buttigieg, who is also racing gelding under the Buttigieg Training Center banner. “One more jump, he wins it.”
4 year old son of We Miss Artie has been the most stable member of a volatile older male lead division, racing twice this season, scoring more than runner-up Frosted Over in Stella Artois Eclipse Stakes (G2) in his seasonal arc at 1 1/16 mile and followed with second place behind that opponent in 1 1/8 mile Dominion Day Stakes (G3).
Artie’s Storm Wins Eclipse Stock
After finishing ninth at the Connaught Cup (G2T) through seven laps on EP Taylor Turf, he has rediscovered his better stride in his most recent unlucky venture.
War Bombers previous 18-1 winner at the Seagram Cup, returned to finish 9/11 in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) and returned to where he could do some damage on Saturday .
Owned by Bruno Schickedanz and tuned by Norm McKnight, gelding will once again feature Sahin Civaci in the iron.
Frosted Over, the 3-year-old Canadian men’s champion in 2021, finished in 4th place as the favorite team at the Seagram Cup after failing to make much of an impression on his grass-court debut. 1/4 mile Niagara Stakes prize for Mark Casse.
The dark horse in the Durham Cup is Special Forces who at the age of 7 is three years behind his rivals.
Like the King becomes a bet winner in Lawn ParkJeff Ruby Steaks (G3) of last year before finishing 12th in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) to Ward, his former conditioner. In the end, the foal ran a good third at the Niagara Stakes, winning 13-1 against steady friend Who’s the Star.
HoneysuckleSaturday, October 8, 2022, Race 8
- Level III
- 1 1/16m
- All weather tracker
- 150,000 dollars
- 3 years or more
- 5:05pm (local)
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