Surrounded by a spirited group and a pageant ambiance, Surveillance feasted on the discipline to gain the 98th functioning of the $175,000 Thanksgiving Vintage Stakes Nov. 24 at Truthful Grounds Race Training course & Slots. He races for Big Main Racing, Rocker O Ranch, and Keith Desormeaux, who also trains him.
Some handicappers might call him a horse for the course, some could possibly say the 6-furlong length fits him finest, but his coach thinks he knows why all 4 of the Kentucky-bred son of Constitution ‘s wins have come at Reasonable Grounds.
“He loves the area right here, he enjoys James (jockey Graham), or an even less difficult explanation: the horse just could possibly be Cajun,” Desormeaux claimed in the winner’s circle.
In a subject of seven sprinting across a fast key track, Chattalot broke sharply to the lead and moved as a result of the opening fractions in :22.12 and :45.16. The filly Carribean Caper stored closest to the leader, but after maintaining a a person-size direct at the stretch call, Chattalot opened up, and he appeared poised to wire the subject.
Right after stalking on the rail from mid-pack, the 1.10-1 favored Heart Rhythm battled past the filly in the homestretch, but correct when he struck for the lead, the dappled-out gray Surveillance came hustling on the exterior of all those two to consider in excess of late, and scored by a half-size. The winner was timed in 1:09.93 for the length.
Coronary heart Rhythm rallied with the winner, but settled for second. It was yet another two lengths again to the pacesetting Chattalot, who dug in for 3rd. Carribean Caper rounded out the superfecta.
“(Surveillance) can be a tiny bit tough,” Graham explained. “I was happy where I was sitting (coming out of the transform), and when I squeezed him, he went. He failed to sluggish down a great deal coming toward the wire.”
Surveillance’s backers cashed in their tickets for $10.80 at the windows, and with the Thanksgiving Vintage trophy in hand, Desormeaux discussed how he utilised the current Bet On Sunshine Stakes at Churchill Downs to completely ready his gelding for the earn.
“Him getting a tough horse is an understatement,” Desormeaux mentioned, echoing Graham’s remark. “I know it looks diverse for me to operate him again ten days following yet another stake. But the horse is actually hard to coach, and I essentially made use of that stake as a prep for this race.”
Bred by Kendall E. Hansen and M.D. Racing in Kentucky, Surveillance now has $346,367 in earnings with a 4-3-5 history in 20 begins. He is among the three winners from six foals to race out of the Mizzen Mast mare Majorelle, who also has a yearling colt by Summer time Front and a Vekoma weanling colt.
Surveillance was a $25,000 obtain from the 2018 September Yearling Sale by Major Main Racing from the Scott Malory consignment.
Video clip: Thanksgiving Typical S. (BT)
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