I Want Revenge , the colt who was scratched as the favorite following an injury on the morning of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tops a six-horse field entered in the $300,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 21 at Monmouth Park.
I Want Revenge, a 4-year-old son of Stephen Got Even , will be making his second start of the year for trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., after running third behind Haynesfield and Convocation in the Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont on July 3. The colt’s chances were compromised when he bobbled after the break and then had a wide trip throughout. That was his first start since winning the Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct on April 4 last year.
After becoming the first Derby favorite scratched on the morning of the race, I Want Revenge was sidelined for more than a year due to ligament damage. I Want Revenge, who now races for IEAH Stables, Resolute Group Stable, Michael Dubb, and Puglisi Racing, will carry 117 pounds and jockey Joe Bravo when he breaks from the 5 post in the 1 1/8-mile Iselin.
Duke of Mischief , who has won the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) and Fort Lauderdale (gr. III) in five starts this year, is one of three Iselin entrants who will carry 121 pounds. The son of Graeme Hall trained by David Fawkes has finished first or second in seven of 14 lifetime outings.
The Salvator Mile was the first win of the year for the Shug McGaughey-trained Gone Astray , who will be ridden by Cornelio Velasquez from the outside post in the Iselin. The 4-year-old Dixie Union colt finished third in the Skip Away Stakes at Monmouth Park prior to his Salvator Mile victory.
The field is rounded out by Sir Whimsey, a 6-year-old son of Jump Start who won his most recent start, the R.R. Carpenter Memorial at Delaware Park on July 17; Our Edge, a son of The Cliff's Edge who was fourth in the Carpenter Memorial; and Redding Colliery, a Mineshaft horse who has won three of four starts, including the Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) this year.
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Sir Whimsey (VA), A. Garcia, 119, S M Asmussen
2. Our Edge (FL), E. Trujillo, 119, N P Zito
3. Duke of Mischief (FL), E. Coa, 121, D Fawkes
4. Redding Colliery (KY), A. R. Napravnik, 121, K. P. McLaughlin
5. I Want Revenge (KY), J. Bravo, 117, R. E. Dutrow, Jr.
6. Gone Astray (KY), C. H. Velasquez, 121, C. R. McGaughey III