The Connaught Cup Stakes – GII
WO Race 7 7F – Turf
Four Year Olds and Up
1st Southern Fame, trained by Mb Stables
Big time win from this horse as he jumped up in class and got his first ever stakes win and it was in a graded stakes win. He ran a great race and won by three quarters of a length. He ran the distance in 1:20.27 and earned $105.000.
2nd Arctic Circle, trained by Robeth
Another good race from this horse also as he ran his usual race and came from the pack and was trying to run down the winner late. He was closing at the end and was only beaten by three quarters of a length.
3rd Gleaming Spirit, trained by Mb Stables
Best race from this horse since last years Breeders Cup win and he at least ran a pretty good third. He was trying to gun them down late and just sort of flattened out late. Only beaten a length though and ran a good third.
4th Sezhai, trained by Greeko Holdem
Better run from this horse than I though he might put forward as he closed nicely to get up for a dead heat fourth. He was towards the back and closed decently to run a nice fourth.
4th Butter Ball, trained by Chili King Stables
Sort of expected from the outside post as he was sent hard to the lead and went through some wicked fast fractions. I am sort of surprised that he even ran as well as he did after going that quick early.
A dang good win from this winner ass he ran a very fast time and beat some very good horses in that were in here. He should be propelled from this win onto better things. Congratulations to Southern Fame and Mb Stables.