Woodford S.

(T 5.5f ,)

CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE (B g, 118 lb) $93,000
War Chant —She's Got Class , by Trempolino
B—Eugene Melnyk, KY.; O—Carl R. Moore Management LLC; T—W. Bret Calhoun

Smart Enough (CH g, 118 lb) $30,000
Horse Chestnut (SAF) —Quick 'n Smart , by Polish Numbers
B—F. E. Dixon Jr., KY.; O—Edith R. Dixon; T—John R. S. Fisher

Fort Prado (GR/RO h, 118 lb) $15,000
El Prado (IRE) —Fort Pond , by Fortunate Prospect
B—David P. Block, IL.; O—Team Block; T—Chris M. Block

Margins: 1½, neck, ½. Others: Atticus Kristy 118($7,500) , Bold Start 118($4,500) , Hold the Salt 120 , Starvinsky 118 , Canteen 118 , Distinguish 118 , Magic Texan 118 , Knights Cross 118 , Run Sully Run 116 . Winning Jockey, Jamie Theriot.

Dismissed at odds of 18-1, Chamberlain Bridge ran more like a heavy favorite when nearly wiring the field in the $150,000 Woodford Stakes Oct. 4 at Keeneland.

The War Chant gelding took the lead soon after the start and had plenty in the tank to hold off Smart Enough to win by 11Ú2 lengths. Chamberlain Bridge covered the 51Ú2-furlong turf contest in 1:02.39 over the firm Haggin turf course.

Jockey Jamie Theriot, who less than 24 hours earlier had been involved in a frightening spill that injured fellow rider John Velazquez, piloted Chamberlain Bridge in the Woodford. He summed up the race briefly when he told reporters after the race, ÒMy horse is a very quick horse, and I just let him run his race.Ó

Bret Calhoun trains Chamberlain Bridge for owner Carl R. Moore Management. The 4-year-old has only been out of the money once in his career, that happening in an allowance race at Mountaineer Park in 2007, where he finished fifth.

Chamberlain Bridge began his racing career for his breeder, Eugene Melnyk. The gelding was claimed out of his second start by trainer Tom Amoss for owner Maggi Moss. He made five starts for Moss before being claimed by his current connections in March for $35,000.

Tommy Oliphant purchased Chamberlain BridgeÕs dam, SheÕs Got Class, for $20,000 at the 1998 Keeneland September yearling sale. Trackside Farm acted as agent on the sale for Washington-based breeder Tod C. Manley.

SheÕs Got Class made a second trip through the sales ring, this time at the 2002 Keeneland November sale. She was in foal to Albert the Great, and was purchased by William Schettine for $37,000 from the consignment of December Farm, agent.

Melnyk purchased SheÕs Got Class privately, and the mare now resides at MelnykÕs Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala. She has produced three foals for Melnyk, including Chamberlain Bridge. She currently is in foal to Langfuhr for 2009.

War Chant is the sire of 17 stakes winners, including additional 2008 added-money winners El Roblar (gr. IIIT), War Monger, Flawless Treasure, and Pierrot Lunaire (steeplechase). War Chant stood the 2008 breeding season for $20,000 at Robert N. ClayÕs Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. He currently is standing the Southern Hemisphere season at Haras de Pirque in Chile.ÑM.J.S.