The 19th Running of the G1 Forester Turf Classic
Saturday, May 7, 2022
CD Race #11 Post Time 18:30
$1,000.000 11/8 Turf
4+ 122 Lbs
Track/Stakes Record-1:44.12 (Iron Kaki-2012)
For the 2nd year in a row, it was Immoral that claimed the G1 Forester Turf Classic. Completing the 9-furlongs on the CD turf in 1:45.35, Immoral took home the lion’s share of the $1,000.000 purse and now has 12 wins from 27 starts with earnings of an incredible $5,586.290.
Hustled from the gate by J. Rocco Jr, Immoral disputed the early pace with Key Biscayne. Rocco‘s hard work allowed Immoral to reach the rail and he was just a half-length off of the lead as Key Biscayne posted an opening half-mile in :46.85. Key Biscayne and Immoral held their respective positions as the former posted a six-furlong split of 1:09.90 as they led the field into the final bend.
Immoral grabbed the lead outside the furlong marker and quickly put a length between himself and his nearest competitor as he posted a 1:33.48 split for the mile. Immoral was still well clear with a sixteenth to go; however, Nevada Silver was beginning a bold, late rally on the leader’s inside as Night Creature was trying to quicken on his outside. Immoral kept both of them at bay as he crossed the wire in a final time of 1:45.35 to complete the G1 Forester repeat.
Nevada Silver just got by Night Creature for the place honors while Lets Do It Big Boy finished a nose in front of Inbred for fourth. Jolly Rook, Hollywood Hero, Outcross, and Hawaiian Lord completed the order of finish.
Congratulations to Immoral and his trainer, Mb Stables, on their 2nd consecutive G1 Forester Turf Classic victory at CD!