Honorable Eight settled a length behind the pace setter challenged on the home turn to win The MTH Stakes by a length from the running on March Madness with Two Smoking Barrels a neck further back in third.
Race #7 14:50 The MTH Stakes – Grade II
1 1/8 Mile Turf Stake Purse $200.000 Open 3 Year Olds And Up.
Honorable Eight wins The MTH Stakes – Grade II going close up early just tracking the leader challenged on the home turn to take the lead going on to win by a length from March Madness with Two Smoking Barrels a neck further back in third. The winner is owned by Running Farms.
Time: :472 1:103 1:34 1:454
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|2 Honorable Eight||8.10||4.50||3.30|
|1 March Madness||9.90||6.30|
|5 Two Smoking Barrels||3.70|
$1 Exacta: 2 – 1 Paid 41.80
$1 Trifecta: 2 – 1 – 5 Paid 342.10
How they ran.
Honorable Eight win first time out for his new owner after being bought for 80.000 going close up early settling a length behind the leader made his challenge in the home stretch going on to win The MTH Stakes by a length.
March Madness settled at the rear ran on strongly down the straight to take second in the final furlong.
Two Smoking Barrels settled near the rear improved position making good headway in the straight taking second but could not hold finishing speed of March Madness to finish in third.
Candy Cain N Able broke first to lead the field by a length challenged by the fast finishers to drop back to fourth beaten by two lengths.
Sqafect Native mid pack early weakened back to finish last of the five runners.
Congratulations to Running Farms on their win.
Categories: Grade II