Funny Intern Dominant in Winning Drone Stakes

All 5 entrants into The Drone Stakes entered their starting gates today on Haskell day where the weather was just perfect. As there the horses entered the gate Funny Intern was the solid 1/5 betting choice. De Oppresso Liber wanted the lead as the gates opened up and he got it, running the first quarter mile in 22 an 2. Right behind him was Plectrum who was sitting ¾ a length behind. Running Mate had a nice spot on the rail in 3rd three lengths off the leader. Halfway through the race the running order was still the same and not much progress had been made on the leader, however Funny Intern who was in last after the first quarter mile had started his move to the front. 4 furlongs into the race the group had gotten much closer with De Oppresso Liber still in front but only a ¼ length over Plectrum and 2 lengths over Running Mate. It was clear however that the real danger horse was going to be Funny Intern who had moved into 4th but was clear for the stretch drive hitting his best stride. Just over 1.2 furlongs out Funny Intern blew by De Oppresso Liber for the lead and it was just a matter of how far he would win by. The answer was over 2 lengths and that was over Savage Samaritian who closed up well, and was followed by Plectrum in 3rd. The heavy favorite ran away with this victory and owner Wynnewood has to be thrilled with this performance.   Let’s take a look at the breakdown of the race and the pay outs:

Funny Intern Wynnewood Bocachica O 0.35 12 1:09.29
Savage Samaritan Jkk Racing Stables Desormeaux K J 16.15 21/4 1:09.74
Plectrum Pjr Farms Leparoux J R 5.40 33/4 1:09.82
Running Mate Rousee Velazquez J R 1,390.40 43/4 1:09.99
De Oppresso Liber Second Chance Farms Lopez P 3.25 5 1:10.15

Track: Fast
Time: :222  :452  :571  1:091

$2 Mutuel Prices:

3 – Funny Intern 2.70 2.20 2.10
2 – Savage Samaritan 5.60 3.10
4 – Plectrum 2.30

$1 Exacta: 3 – 2 Paid 16.00
$1 Trifecta: 3 – 2 – 4 Paid 75.00

Scratched: None


Categories: NG Stakes

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