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Oaklawn Report #4

Aragorn Ami Surprises in the Martha Washington

Aragorn Ami Surprises in the Martha Washington

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Aragorn Ami (ON) – She came to Oaklawn with just one lifetime race, but that’s all she needed!  Aragorn Ami captured the first of three Kentucky Oaks prep races at Oaklawn, as she took the Martha Washington by a length.  Considering this was only her second lifetime start you would think that leaves room for a little improvement as well which is even better news for all her connections.  With the filly race being wide open this year, Aragorn Ami has tossed her name into the discussion moving forward.

– 2nd Star: Boji Moon (IA) – This was just a ridiculous performance!  After trying to stretch Boji Moon out a couple of times, trainer Chris Richard entered him back in a six furlong race and it worked out very well.  Even though he was facing older rivals, Boji Moon was dominant in winning an allowance race Saturday as he easily won while completely in hand.  You would have to think the race sets him up for Stakes company next time out considering he left plenty in the tank in this race.  Oaklawn has a couple of shorter three year old stakes that he could be looking at down the road.  At the six furlong distance it will be hard for anyone to beat him.

– 3rd Star: Right to Vote (KY) – Friday’s feature contained three horses that have won Stakes races at Oaklawn in the past, but it was Right to Vote that ended up getting the money in a stylish performance.  The win was his first at Oaklawn in three tries, but more importantly the win came around two turns.  That means Right to Vote has thrown his name into the older male division mix at Oaklawn, with races like the Essex, Razorback, and the Oaklawn Handicap within his reach.  The emergence of Right to Vote gives trainer Ron Moquett a duel threat in the older male division as he conditions top sprinter Gentleman’s Bet as well.

Flop of the Week

Kiss Moon (KY) – She came into the Martha Washington undefeated, and was bet down to favoritism, but was a complete no-show finishing seventh.  Maybe she bounced a bit off that nice performance on opening weekend, or maybe the competition got to her.  You should never give up on a three-year old this time of year, but she’ll need to show a lot more next time out.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Cody Autrey 35 10 7 3 $290,963 29% 20 57%
1 Chris   Richard 25 10 2 0 $244,706 40% 12 48%
3 Federico   Villafranco 29 9 4 6 $144,041 31% 19 66%
4 Chris A. Hartman 23 8 3 2 $170,857 35% 13 57%
5 Steven M. Asmussen 35 5 9 2 $273,264 14% 16 46%
5 Roger A. Brueggemann 21 5 3 3 $117,712 24% 11 52%
5 David R. Vance 14 5 1 1 $109,235 36% 7 50%
8 Randy L. Morse 27 4 4 3 $141,666 15% 11 41%
8 Brad H. Cox 24 4 3 4 $113,169 17% 11 46%
10 Mark E. Casse 22 3 3 3 $149,772 14% 9 41%
10 Philip A. Sims 15 3 1 3 $140,634 20% 7 47%
10 D. Wayne Lukas 32 3 4 7 $130,470 9% 14 44%
10 Ron   Moquett 28 3 5 2 $130,424 11% 10 36%
10 Scott   Becker 18 3 1 0 $119,678 17% 4 22%
10 Ingrid   Mason 19 3 4 4 $81,327 16% 11 58%
10 Gary G. Hartlage 8 3 0 1 $66,021 38% 4 50%
10 Joseph R. Martin 20 3 0 4 $44,145 15% 7 35%
10 Paul E. Holthus 7 3 1 0 $37,431 43% 4 57%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 63 13 12 5 $444,254 21% 30 48%
2 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 71 10 14 5 $467,550 14% 29 41%
2 Terry J. Thompson 58 10 6 7 $324,099 17% 23 40%
2 David   Mello 52 10 8 4 $200,063 19% 22 42%
5 Alex   Birzer 72 8 7 8 $227,372 11% 23 32%
6 Ken S. Tohill 39 7 5 5 $190,483 18% 17 44%
6 Ramon A. Vazquez 43 7 5 8 $170,267 16% 20 47%
8 Israel   Ocampo 47 6 6 7 $201,748 13% 19 40%
9 Channing   Hill 44 5 6 6 $276,823 11% 17 39%
9 Calvin H. Borel 36 5 3 1 $213,439 14% 9 25%
9 Luis S. Quinonez 57 5 6 6 $211,645 9% 17 30%
9 Seth B. Martinez 28 5 3 5 $132,030 18% 13 46%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 32 5 1 7 $85,006 16% 13 41%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The King Cotton Stakes – 4 Year Olds and Upward – 6 furlongs – Purse: $100,000

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