Skeleton Crew and Final Copy Head Lafayette Stakes
Updated: Sunday, April 9, 2006 1:46 PM
Posted: Friday, April 7, 2006 4:31 PM
The two geldings, Skeleton Crew and Final Copy, head a small field for the Sunday feature at Keeneland.
The first and second place finishers of the six-furlong Hansel Stakes at Turfway Park last out, they head a six-horse field in the Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland. The $100,000 stakes is a six furlong contest for 3-year-olds.
Skeleton Crew, by Elusive Quality
, defeated Final Copy by a neck in their meeting March 25. He is owned by Edwin Anthony and trained by Patrick Huffman. Final Copy, a son of Souvenir Copy
, captured the Turfway Prevue Stakes earlier this year for Donamire Farm and trainer Gregory Foley.
Patrick Biancone brings in the lightly raced Likely, a colt by Yes It's True
. Likely also liked the polytrack at Turfway, and broke his maiden in his first start, a six furlong race that was run the same day as the Hansel.
Laptop Computer will try to capitalize on his allowance win at six furlongs at Gulfstream Park March 15. A son of Notebook, he finished seventh in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, his one previous stakes attempt.
Nick Zito and D. Wayne Lukas are each starting horses that did not perform well in graded stakes company last time out. Zito brings Beacon Shine, who finished fifth behind Sharp Humor in the Swale Stakes (gr. II). Sharp Humor finished a close second to Barbaro in last weekend's Florida Derby (gr. I).
Lukas will run Sharp Attack, a son of Storm Cat
who finished eighth to With A City in the Lanes End Stakes (gr. II).
The field, in post order, with weight assignment, and jockey:
Beacon Shine, 119, Javier Castellano
Likely, 117, Julien R. Leparoux
Final Copy, 119, John R. Velazquez
Sharp Attack, 117, Edgar S. Prado
Laptop Computer, 117, Rafael Bejarano
Skeleton Crew, 119, Phil Teator
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