Pletcher gets 1st West Virginia Derby victory - The Courier-Journal

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2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes, the "Win as well as You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Sprint later on that month within Lexington.

Work Just About All Week wins Saturday with Mountaineer.(Photo: Coady Photography)

Madefromlucky, considered a horse for that course and also prospective upset threat to become able to American Pharoah inside the Belmont Stakes, bounced back again coming from his sixth-place run that day in order to earn the Grade II West Virginia Derby.

Madefromlucky will take the particular West Virginia Derby.(Photo: Coady Photography)

Madefromlucky compensated $7.20 for you to get with 5-2 odds, capitalizing on the pace collapse in advance right after longshot Alliseeisgold ran the initial half mile inside 48.67 seconds. Following Pletcher declined to be able to enter him in the Kentucky Derby, citing performance within workout routines leading up to the initial Saturday inside May, he went on for you to earn Belmont's Grade II Peter Pan ahead regarding the final leg with the Triple Crown.

Brueggemann mentioned work Almost All Week will point towards Keeneland's Oct. "He had 2 bad breaks throughout his 1st two races this year, so it absolutely was great to possess a clean break today."

The victory marked trainer Todd Pletcher's 1st in the $750,000 feature with Mountaineer.

The West Virginia Derby area associated with nine -- Pletcher's Stanford scratched, as do Tekton -- included Preakness runner-up Tale regarding Verve. Byrd Memorial Stakes. The Actual 6-year-old gelding trained by Roger Brueggemann finished runner-up inside his various other two begins this year, Gulstream Park's Smile Sprint as well as Churchill Downs' Aristides Stakes.

Madefromlucky, a new chestnut colt through Lookin From Lucky, improved his record to 4 wins within 10 starts. He eased inside the turn, stacking up the field along with making way for your winner in order to finish one 1/8 miles within 1:38.66.

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"You don't want him 1-9, because which is actually a large quantity of pressure," said Richard Papiese, who owns Midwest Thoroughbreds with his wife, Karen. He finished sixth pertaining to trainer Dallas Stewart.. Below jockey Joe Bravo, the particular colt swung wide out of the turn Saturday along with continued for you to single 1/2-length victory more than Souper Colossal along with hard-charging War Story.

o Champ can be back: Earlier about Saturday's card at Mountaineer, Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Perform all Week notched his 1st victory in three begins this year, using your Senator Robert C