GoldMark Farm's undefeated Backtalk will try to remain perfect in four lifetime starts, but will have to overcome post 13 when he meets a dozen rivals in the $300,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), Saratoga's final major race for 2-year-olds on Labor Day.
Flatter Than Me
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2007
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Merrill R. Scherer|
|Jockey||Alex O. Solis|
|Owner||Merrill R. Scherer, Dan Lynch and Ken Sentel|
|Breeder||Hargus Sexton & Sandra Sexton|
|Flatter Than Me View Five-Cross Pedigree||Flatter||A.P. Indy|
|Hannah's Doll||Boston Harbor|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||D. Lynch||Warrendale Sales, agent for Hargus & Sandra Sexton, H.O.M.||$80,000|
Sent off as the 4-5 favorite among the eight 2-year-olds, Gold Mark Farm' Backtalk stumbled at the start but recovered and steadily progressed to the fore en route to a one-length victory in the $110,500 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs July 3.
It is unlikely that Hal Wiggins will find a horse like Rachel Alexandra any time soon, but he does have a promising young colt making his stakes debut in the $100,000 Bashford Manor (gr. III), a sprint for 2-year-olds July 3 at Churchill Downs.