Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's homebred Surgical Strike appears headed to the Spiral Stakes (gr. III) after a come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2013
Gary Barber's Whatawonderflworld, who thus far has shown an affinity for turf and synthetic surfaces, is among a full field of 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.
Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.
Rafting will try to open his 3-year-old season in similar fashion against an expected six other sophomores in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs.
In his stakes and 3-year-old season debut, Whatawonderflworld rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Ocala Training Center.
|Trainer||Mark E. Casse|
|Breeder||T/C Stable, LLC|
|Whatawonderflworld View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tiz Wonderful||Tiznow|
|Celtic Sunshine||Victory Gallop|
|Believe It Beloved|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Cross Keys Sales||($30,000)|
|Two-year-old||T M Ventures||James Layden, agent||$50,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.