It was only the second start for both of the juveniles, who each won their debuts decisively. But Shared Property, with Leandro Goncalves aboard for trainer Tom Amoss, remained undefeated with a hard-fought one-length score at odds of 3-1. He covered one mile on the Polytrack in 1:37.93.
The son of Scat Daddy—Yoursmineours, by Belong to Me, was bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. John Williams. He was purchased for $90,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale. Deer Crossing Farm, agent, consigned the gelding.
In the full field of 13, Ville set the pace while taking them through quick splits of :22.88, :46.36, and 1:11.50. Fairy Cat, Twelve Hundred, and Hogy were all close to the leader. Take Charge Indy, the 2-1 favorite, made a strong four-wide move on the turn and took over entering the stretch.
The son of A. P. Indy was still going strong nearing the sixteenth-pole but began ducking in toward the rail under James Graham. That gave Shared Property an opportunity and the dark bay/brown colt was able to run down his rival in deep stretch despite drifting out to the five-path.
Take Charge Lady settled for second, 2 1/2 lengths in front of Motor City.
“I had a lot of confidence in this horse,” Goncalves said. “He’s been training great. Tom brought him into the race in very good form. He showed me he’s the kind of horse who will do whatever you want to (in order to) win and that’s the kind of horse you need to win races like this.”
Shared Account broke his maiden by four lengths July 30 at Ellis Park in his debut.
The third choice in the wagering, Shared Property paid $8.20, $4, and $3. Take Charge Indy returned $3.80 and $3. Motor City paid $6.80.
Content to sit off pacesetter Essence of Bubbles, who led the field through fractions of :23.45, :47.70, 1:12.51, and 1:25.38, Rocket Twentyone ran down her rival late to prevail. The Tom Howard-trained filly covered the mile in 1:39.13 for her second win in as many starts.
Rocket Twentyone was bred in Ontario, Canada, by Josham Farms and Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds. She was bought for $300,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2011 selected sale of 2-year-olds in training. Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent, consigned the dark bay/brown filly, who is out of the Blare of Trumpets mare Symphonic Lady.
The Lassie was just the second start for Rocket Twentyone, who broke her maiden by 6 1/2 lengths at Prairie Meadows on Aug. 12. She added $57,600 to her earnings, which stand at $73,365.
“From the first time I got this horse, I told Mr. Howard that he was going to win the Lassie with this filly,” Razo said. “I had a feeling she was special. The first time I rode her she didn’t break really well, but today she left the gate in hand, nice and comfortable on the backside. I wasn’t really worried about the horse in front—well I was worried, but I knew when I’d ask her she’d make her run to the end. She can run either way. She’s push button.”