Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Lemon Juice tops Dover Stakes
Stanton, Del., October 4, 2011 — PTK LLC’s Lemon Juice tops the $75,000 Dover Stakes to be run at Delaware Park this Saturday. The one-mile-and-70-yard affair has attracted a field of eight 2-year-olds.
In his most recent, Lemon Juice posted a length triumph in the seven-furlong $100,000 Charles Town Juvenile on September 17. Previously, the son of Johannesburg ran second, beaten 3 ¼-lengths in a five-and-a-half-furlong allowance at Laurel Park on September 9.. On July 23, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Dane Kobiskie broke his maiden going five-and-a-half-furlongs over the Colonial Downs turf. He has a career record of three wins, two seconds and a third from six starts, with earnings of $102,105. Lemon Juice will be part of the three horse PTK LLC coupling with Doe and Educator.
“He acts like a horse that wants to go on a little bit,” said Jones. “He acts like he wants to go longer. Although, he did his break his maiden in his second start going six-furlongs and laying close, but Jose (Caraballo) had to really ride him to keep him close. He is from the first crop Istan, so I really do not know a lot about them right now and I am still trying to get a line on him as a sire. There are several unknowns, but the horse acts like he wants to go long, so there is only one way to find out for sure.”
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