“I’ve only had him for about three weeks,” said Fawkes of Shock’emagain. “He had some kind of leg injury after his last race and needed time to heal. I wasn’t really surprised that he ran so well with the way he trained. We’ll look around for the right spot for him next.”
A chestnut son of Exclusive Quality, Shock’emagain paid $9.80 for $2 to win and was timed in 1:11:25 over the ‘fast’ track.
Who’s Hot: Jockey Corey Lanerie got his afternoon off to a fast start sweeping the early Daily Double with Harling’s Darling ($3.40) and Haunted ($8.20).
Work of the Day: Stonestreet Stable’s 2-year-old filly Kauai Kate breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 Wednesday morning at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher as she prepares for her likely 2013 debut in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (G3) on New Year’s Day at Gulfstream Park.
A daughter of Malibu Moon purchased for $490,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds, Kauai Katie finished fourth last out in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 2 after winning her first three career starts in New York, including the Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga and Matron Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $36,902.64