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Visitant Wins Kentucky Cup Classic
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Visitant Wins Kentucky Cup Classic

FLORENCE, KY – Williamson Racing’s Visitant held of the late charge of favored Set Piece to win the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park.

Trained by Morey and ridden to victory by Deshawn Parker, Villanelle covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.12.

“He loves this track. He can run well at any distance, too,” Morey said. He won at 5 ½ furlongs way back when he broke his maiden at Golden Gate Fields. We moved to Kentucky almost two years ago and it’s the hot spot for racing, sales, everything. Kentucky is really the epicenter for everything. Turfway has a great surface to race on with big, competitive fields.”

In the $100,000 Rushaway, Godolphin’s Cave Hill tracked the early lead of Extrasexybigdaddee to win by 2 lengths.

Trained by Brendan Walsh, Cave Hill covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.52 with jockey Declan Cannon in the irons.

“He got in a really good rhythm going onto the backside,” Cannon said. “Going into the far turn he took a big breather and I knew he still had a lot of energy left in him.

Cave Hill paid $8.60, $5.20 and $3.20. Extrasexybigdaddee with Corrales returned $10.20 and $4.40. Editor in Chief rounded out the top three finishers and paid $4.60 with Brian Hernandez Jr. up.

In the $100,000 Latonia Stakes, Full of Run Racing’s Dreamalildreamofu split horses in the late stages of the one-mile event to win by three-quarters of a length.

Ridden by Geroux and trained by Cox, Dreamalildreamofu covered one-mile in 1:36.95.

Dreamalildreamofu was bet down to the 2-1 favorite and returned $6.40, $4.40 and $3.80. Color Me Pretty and Bejarano paid $16.80 and $9.80. Rogue Too, with Rogelio Miranda in the saddle, returned $6.60.

“Flo gave her great ride,” owner Dann Glick said. “She really stepped up today. She’s improved a lot as a 4-year-old and as you can tell in the paddock and on the track she has her quirks to her.”

In the $65,000 Animal Kingdom, Breeze Easy’s Outadore rallied late in the stretch under Corrales to win the 6 ½-furlong race.

Trained by Ward, Outadore returned $3.80, $2.60 and $2.40. Gagetown got through late to finish second under Geroux and paid $2.80 and $2.60. Nicky Two Shoes finished third under Brian Hernandez Jr. and paid $4.80.

“I think he’ll be better sprinting,” Ward said. He still had a tough time getting through that traffic. It’s a beautiful day and maybe the track is a little sticky. He’s goal has now turned to sprinting.”

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