Friday, May 15, 2009
Eye Scores In Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap
BALTIMORE, 05-15-09 – The Jim Stable’s Eye rallied from off a slow pace to win in the second running of the Kattegat 's Pride Starter Handicap, the first of seven added money events on Black-Eyed Susan day at Pimlico.
Ridden by Jeremy Rose and trained by King Leatherbury, Eye settled in fifth in a field of six fillies and mares going down the backstretch in the 1 1/16-mile test on the main track. She rallied on the far turn before splitting horses at the top of the stretch, crossing the finish line first in 1:47.52.
Eye, a 5-year-old daughter of Larrupin’, paid $3.60.
Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap Quotes
King Leatherbury, winning trainer – “I bred her, but I didn’t think that much of her at first. She has become much better than I thought she would be. She is a consistent earner and there is nothing wrong with that. I wasn’t worried in the early stages of the race, because she always puts in her run.
Jeremy Rose, winning jockey – “They were going slow, but I wasn’t concerned at all. I’ve ridden my filly before, and she’s a game horse. I figured I could make up three lengths in any part of the race that I wanted to.”
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