A DOUBLE FOR GALLAGHER'S STUD
Gallagher's Stud bred and owned, Resolve, broke his maiden going a mile in the second race at Aqueduct today. Content to stalk in third for the first three quarters, jockey irad Ortiz, Jr.then asked the gelded son of Medaglia D'Oro out of Cellars Shiraz to run and under steady urging he gained the lead and won going away by 2 3/4 lengths.
Our second winner was Splendid Gold, a 4 yr old filly we bred and sold as a yearling. Splendid Gold assumed the lead shortly after the start and increased her lead at every pole. She won for fun by 10 lengths under Angel Arroyo.
Casigordo A Triple Crown Nominee:
Casigordo, a son of Arch out of Leonor Fini(IRE) was one of 368 3 yr old colts nominated to the Triple Crown during the first phase of
Casigordo, who has not yet started, was bred, foaled and raised by Gallagher's Stud. He was a $50,000 Keeneland September Sale yearling to Chad Schumer, Agt. He is owned by J Stables and trained by Rudy Rodriguez.
Hola Charlotte Breaks Her Maiden:
Hola Charlotte, a 3 yr old Adios Charlie x Betsy Blue filly that we purchased at the OBS March 2 Yr Old Sale, broke her maiden in the 3rd race at Gulfstream Park on January 24th. Under the quiet hands of Julien Leparoux, Hola Charlotte stalked the pace three wide up the backstretch and into the turn of the six furlong MSW contest. Leparoux allowed Hola Charlotte to ease into contention on the turn, she took command at the top of the stretch and strode away to win easily by 3 1/2 lengths.
Trained by Angel Penna Jr., this was Hola Charlotte's third start. After a promising third in her debut she had a troubled trip from the far outside to finish fifth in her second start. Hola Charlotte now has earnings of $37,300.
Maximova Runs A Strong Second In
The GR 3 La Prevoyante:
Maximvoa, breaking sharply from the two post under Joe Bravo, was able to get a close up position on the rail behind favorite and front running winner Goldy Espony(FR) in the mile and a half contest.
When the real running began on the last turn Maxi was in fourth, about 2 1/2 lengths behind the leader and as they hit the stretch Bravo swung her to the three path where she held a short advantage for second. Gr 1 winner Rosalind headed her briefly at the sixteenth pole but Maximova fought back to best her by a neck, just 1 1/2 behind Gold
Maximova, a five year old mare by Danehill Dancer out of Honoria now has career earnings of $321,250 and has twice been runner up in graded stakes. Set to be bred to Empire Maker in 2016, Maximova may run once more before she heads to the breeding shed.