TORONTO, ON – Alpine Stable’s Ikerrin Road became a graded stakes winner for the first time, capturing Saturday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Bold Venture at Woodbine Race Track.
Stalking the pace from the rail under David Moran, Ikerrin Road began to make his move on the far turn, angling out in the stretch before driving clear to the wire. The 4-year-old son of Iffraaj completed the 6 1/2-furlong race in a final time of 1:15.40 over the synthetic surface.
After leading much of the race, Boreal Spirit was caught in midstretch by the winner but still held on for second. Majestic Slew took third over Circle of Friends, with Unbridled Juan taking fifth over Puntrooskie by a neck to complete the order of finish. Good Bye Greg was scratched.
The win improved Ikerrin Road’s record to 20-7-2-2 with career earnings of $196,978. He was previously claimed for $32,000 on May 13 by trainer Vito Armata for Alpine Stable. In the three races since, he has won a total of $182,089 in purse money.
Ikerrin Road returned $12 to win, $5.30 to place, and $5.30 to show. Boreal Spirit brought back $6 to place and $4.40 to show, while Majestic Slew paid $5.90 to show.