Outsider Grand Arch, rallying through the long Woodbine stretch, caught favored Excaper in the final strides to register his first stakes win in the $187,759 King Edward (Can-IIT) June 22 on the turf.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Brian A. Lynch|
|Owner||Jim and Susan Hill|
|Breeder||Hunter Valley Farm & S. Hillen|
|Grand Arch View Five-Cross Pedigree||Arch||Kris S.|
|Bacinella||El Gran Senor|
|Oriental Mystique (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Indian Creek, agent||Hunter Valley Farm, agent||$80,000|
|Yearling||Jim & Susan Hill||Indian Creek, agent for Iroquois Bloodstock IV||$120,000|
After notching the first stakes win of his career in the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. II), Utley is scheduled to make his first ever start in Canada June 22 in the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT).
A patient ride from jockey Juan Vargas and a grinding late run brought Potomac River to the winner's circle at the end of the 1 1/8-mile turf event Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs, trainer Sergio Baez's first graded stakes score.
The 7-year-old Selkirk gelding won his second Sky Classic Stakes in course record time, shaving more than two seconds off his final time in 2012.
Riding the River, winner of the the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) in a blanket finish one month ago, is the 5-2 morning-line choice to register a repeat victory in the $200,000 Nijinksy Stakes (Can-IIT) July 21 at Woodbine.
|Up With the Birds|