Gotham S. (gr. III)
(gr. III , 8.5f ,)
I WANT REVENGE
(DK B/ h,
Stephen Got Even Meguial (ARG) , by Roy
BDavid J. Lanzman Racing, Inc., KY.; ODavid Joseph Lanzman; TJeff Mullins
(DK B/ h,
Empire Maker Jaramar Rain , by Thunder Gulch
BG. Watts Humphrey Jr., KY.; OSequoia Racing; TClaude R. McGaughey III
E Dubai Twice Forbidden , by Spectacular Bid
BCorra Cavalo Thoroughbreds, NY.; OWest Point Thoroughbreds, Brooks, Donald and Cammarano, Nick; TKiaran P. McLaughlin
Margins: 8½, neck, 3½. Others: Masala 116($12,500) , Russell Road 116($7,500) , Axel Foley 116($1,250) , Naos 116($1,250) , Haynesfield 120($1,250) , Giant Ryan 118($1,250) . Winning Jockey, Joseph Talamo.
After running well but failing to win in his first two attempts at graded stakes company on synthetic surfaces, I Want Revenge lived up to his name when he ran away from second-place finisher Imperial Council to win the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) by 81Ú2 lengths at Aqueduct March 7.
The 3-year-old Stephen Got Even colt began his career in California and has never been worse than third in seven starts. Trained by Jeff Mullins, I Want Revenge finished second in the Dec. 20 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) and third in the Feb. 7 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) before shipping East to race on a traditional dirt surface.
ÒWe thought the dirt would move him up,Ó said Mullins. ÒI donÕt know if thatÕs what did it or not. We might have just picked the right spot.Ó
Mullins trains I Want Revenge for David Joseph Lanzman. The homebred colt was offered at the 2008 Barretts May 2-year-olds in training sale but failed to meet his reserve when bidding stopped at $95,000. He has gone on to earn $366,000.
Lanzman, who is the sole proprietor of Nationwide Mortgage Consultants, is perhaps best known for campaigning multiple grade I winner Squirtle Squirt. The Marquetry colt was named champion sprinter in 2001 after his victory in the Penske Auto Center BreedersÕ Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Bred in Kentucky in the name of David J. Lanzman Racing, I Want Revenge is out of the Roy mare Meguial, who was a stakes winner in her native Argentina and stakes-placed in the United States. After beginning her career for Juan Carlos Echeverz, Meguial was bought privately by Lanzman and sent to the U.S.
I Want Revenge is the second foal out of Meguial, who has a juvenile Thunder Gulch colt named I Want Noise and a yearling Tale of the Cat filly. Meguial, who was bred to Chapel Royal for 2009, was sent back to her native country last year.
Stephen Got Even is the sire of 17 stakes winners. The 13-year-old son of A.P. Indy stands at LaneÕs End Farm near Versailles, Ky., for a fee of $7,500.ÑA.H.D