A second steeplechase Eclipse Award already wrapped up, Sonny Via's Good Night Shirt aims for perfection Nov. 16 when he starts as a heavy favorite in the $150,000 Colonial Cup (NSA-I) at historic Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2001
- PA -Bred
|Trainer||Paul Douglas Fout|
|Owner||Beverly R. Steinman|
|Breeder||Derry Meeting Farm & London Thoroughbred Services, Ltd.|
|Dark Equation View Five-Cross Pedigree||Polish Numbers||Danzig|
|Night Risk||Wild Again|
|Be Exclusive (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Live Oak Plantation||Derry Meeting Farm||$100,000|
Good Night Shirt's journey to a second Eclipse Award resumes Sept. 21 at Belmont Park when he goes out to defend his title in the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Steeplechase (NSA-I). The son of Concern won the inaugural running of the 2 1/2-mile stakes in 2007 en route to year-end honors and returns from his customary summer vacation as the horse to beat.
Dark Equation bounced back from a loss to his stablemate earlier this meet to take the $159,300 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase Handicap (NSA-I) by a half-length over Be Certain at Saratoga Aug. 28.
Hilly Fields Stable's Rousing Victory, an improving colt since trainer Phil Serpe added blinkers this summer, will take a crack at the $100,000-added Lawrence Realization Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Saturday on the Belmont Park turf.