In spite of a bad break and a wide trip, Check Your Soul took command at the top of the stretch for jockey Patrick Husbands and cruised to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $153,739 Plate Trial at Woodbine June 5.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2008
|Trainer||Mark E. Casse|
|Owner||John C. Oxley|
|Breeder||Windfields Farm Ltd|
|Strike Oil View Five-Cross Pedigree||Forest Wildcat||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Tom McCrocklin, agent for Frank Mermenstein||Windfields Farm||$52,919|
|Two-year-old||Mark Casse, agent||Tom McCrocklin, agent||$190,000|
Just because there are no 3-year-old dirt stakes at Gulfstream this weekend doesn't mean there are no races with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) implications.
Maiden Strike Oil, the least-fancied of three Mark Casse-trained 2-year-olds in the $252,326 Coronation Futurity, took the overland route to register a 14-1 surprise at Woodbine Nov. 7.