Afleet Alex's Connections Continue Winning Ways
by Dan Liebman
Date Posted: 5/23/2005 11:25:42 AM
Last Updated: 5/23/2005 1:59:09 PM

The day after they won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Afleet Alex, his connections were back in the winner's circle...twice.

Cash is King, trainer Tim Ritchey, and jockey Jeremy Rose, had two horses running at Delaware Park Sunday, and both won impressively.

And, like Afleet Alex, both were favored to win.

(Rose also had one mount for another trainer; he finished fourth).

In the seventh race, a horse that summed up what the group needed to win the Preakness – Racing Luck -- won a mile optional $35,000 claiming race for non-winners of three races other than. The 4-year-old Out of Place filly was winning her second straight race.

Racing Luck sat behind the early leaders until the field had run six furlongs, and then went to the front. She pulled away to win by 6 3/4 lengths, running the mile in 1:40.04.

Sent off at $.90, Racing Luck paid $3.80 to win. Out of the Alydeed mare Alyspire, she was bred by Alex Brancato.

In the following race, the Afleet Alex gang unleashed an eye-catching maiden winner by the same sire as the Preakness winner. The 3-year-old Northern Afleet   filly is named Kelsey's Treasure.

In the six-furlong race, Kelsey's Treasure broke sharply and Rose put her in a good stalking position. She made a three-wide bid to take the lead and then just cruised home, winning by a widening 12 1/2 lengths.

Sent off the 2-1 favorite in the 8-horse field, Kelsey's Treasure paid $6.20. Out of the Sword Dance mare Proveittome, she was bred in Florida by T. Wynn Jolley and Harry Hoglander.

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