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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.


Brereton Jones’ Mr. Bowling will be stretching out and facing stakes competition for the first time. In his most recent, the son of Istan broke his maiden by 2 ½-lengths going six- furlongs at Delaware Park on August 22. In his only other career start, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by J. Larry Jones ran fourth in a six-furlong maiden at Delaware Park on August 1.

“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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