There’s a world of difference–and class levels in certain classes–between the turf sprints in Lexington and Hallandale. Not to mention the type of course each is.
After breaking maiden in a quickly run sprit here, Patrick Biancone thought enough of No Nay Franklin (5-1) to ship him into Keeneland for a listed stakes. It didn’t go well.
First, he was unable to establish fair stalking position from his outside draw slip, despite the draw, he and Florent Geroux ran into turbulence shortly after the half mile pole, forced to steady and lose momentum.
When put in a drive, his momentum carried him out into the six path. Between the ground loss and the competition, in which the exacta finishers were racing toward the inside. all was lost.
Check out his winning race here, Gulfstream Park, MAR 18, Race 3 to see what he’s capable of.
He reunites Saturday with Romero Maragh, who rode him well in all three trips. Should the inside horses hound each other early, it will be never say never when they cross the line.
Taking No Nay Franklin to win at 7-2 or greater and boxing an exacta with the incrementally improving Capture the Time (5-2).