D' Funnybone tracks a hot early pace set by Discreetly Mine and Eightyfiveinafifty and cruises home to win the seven-furlong Woody Stephens by 3 1/4 lengths.
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Multiple grade II winner D' Funnybone gets back to his favored distance of seven furlongs when he takes on four other 3-year-olds in the $250,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 5 at Belmont Park.
The speedy Eightyfiveinafifty had his first work since a fourth-place finish in the Derby Trial (gr. III) in the mud at Churchill Downs, covering a half-mile in :47.06 May 8 over the main track at Aqueduct.
Notching his fifth win on opening day at soggy Churchill Downs, Calvin Borel unleashed a patented rail-skimming ride aboard Hurricane Ike and guided the colt to victory in the The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) April 24.
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A pair of Derby Trial (gr. III) starters could go on to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a win in the April 24 race at Churchill Downs.
Eightyfiveinafifty made a winning return in the seven-furlong Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) and cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory under Ramon Dominguez in the $200,000 event.
Eightyfiveinafifty will return against six rivals in the $200,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) April 3 at Aqueduct.
Awesome Act worked six furlongs in 1:14.05 over the Belmont Park training track March 25, his first serious move since winning the Gotham Stakes and final timed work before an expected start in the Wood Memorial.
Eightyfiveinafifty should be able to return to training in a week after receiving 14 stitches to repair a cut suffered during his premature departure from the racetrack during the running of the Feb. 6 Whirlaway
Odds-on favorite Eightyfiveinafifty blew the first turn and was pulled up by jockey Jorge Chavez, leaving the door open for Peppi Knows to win the $100,000 Whirlaway Stakes Feb. 6 at Aqueduct.
There is no disputing the fact that Eightyfiveinafifty is fast, but the colt will get a chance to show how far he can carry his speed when he faces five 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Whirlaway Stakes Feb. 6 at Aqueduct.
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Recent maiden winner Eightyfiveinafifty has Gary Contessa talking Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
|Trainer||Gary C. Contessa|
|Jockey||Ramon A. Dominguez|
|Owner||Lerner, Moirano, Team Stallion Racing Corp., Contessa, Cohen, et al|
|Breeder||A. Lakin & Sons & James Kintz|
|Eightyfiveinafifty View Five-Cross Pedigree||Forest Camp||Deputy Minister|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Burleson Farms, agent||($40,000)|
|Two-year-old||Gary Contessa, agent||Sequel Bloodstock, agent||$100,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.