Build Battle Leads at All Calls in Bewitch


  1  KEE    Bewitch  (GIII)

$300.000    4yo&Up F&M    1 1/2m  Turf    123lbs

Mb Stables upsets the apple cart a bit in the Bewitch (GIII) at KEE as his Build Battle, sent off at 14/1 odds, went head and head all the way around the famed turf course here in Lexington, then pulled away late to win by two.  She got the marathon mile and a half distance in 2:26.06 and the turf course was listed Firm.  Post time favorite, Number Nine, tracked the winner all the way around but couldn’t go on late and settled for the second spot.  Shes One Of A Kind was third with Common Misconception fourth. 

Build Battle is a 4yo gray filly by Lettuce Off – Pink Pyramid by Pink Panther, and she was bred in NY by Night Rider Stables.  Acquired by Mb Stables for $250.00 via Private Purchase, she now shows six wins from fifteen starts and has lifetime earnings of $222.510.  Congrats to the connections! 

$2 Mutuel Prices:

 1 Build Battle 30.50 8.90 5.90
 6 Number Nine   2.90 2.40
 7 Shes One Of A Kind     5.10

Track: Firm      Time: :483  1:123  2:01   2:26
$1 Exacta: 1 – 6 Paid 34.50     $1 Trifecta: 1 – 6 – 7 Paid 280.50
Scratched: None

Build Battle sent from gate, led under pressure to the far turn, kicked away, held sway to win in hand.  Number Nine pressed the pace to the far turn, could not go with winner, second best.  Shes One Of A Kind mid-pack 3p, began to move up on the far turn angling out for the drive, best of rest.  Common Misconception ground saving trip, evenly.  Made The Choice High poor break losing all chance, some late interest.  Into The Darkness just behind the pace between horses to the far turn, tired.  Nurses was outrun. 


Categories: Grade III, STAKES ARTICLES

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