Inspiring fan favorite CODY’S WISH (h, 5, Curlin–Dance Card, by Tapit) kicked off his 5-year-old campaign just like he concluded his 2022 season, with a powerful late run that left few dry eyes in the house. A winner of seven of his last eight, including the GI Forego S. at Saratoga and GI Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s GI Churchill Downs S. sat far back early but made a swift move on the turn and could not be contained as he catapulted past his competition down the center of the lane. Hoist the Gold (Mineshaft) and Tejano Twist (Practical Joke) were second and third, respectively. The winning time was 1:21.17. Lifetime Record: 12-8-1-3. O/B-Godolphin (Ky). T-William Mott.
Saturday, Churchill Downs
CHURCHILL DOWNS S. PRESENTED BY FORD-GI, $750,000, Churchill Downs, 5-6, 4yo/up, 7f, 1:21.17, ft.
1–CODY’S WISH, 123, h, 5, by Curlin
1st Dam: Dance Card (GISW, $502,200), by Tapit
2nd Dam: Tempting Note, by Editor’s Note
3rd Dam: Tempt, by Devil’s Bag
O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-William I. Mott; J-Junior Alvarado.
$446,400. Lifetime Record: 12-8-1-3, $1,778,530. *1/2 to
Endorsed (Medaglia d’Oro), MGSW, $964,133.
Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*.
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2–Hoist the Gold, 123, c, 4, Mineshaft–Tacit Approval, by Tapit.
($47,000 RNA Ylg ’20 KEESEP). O-Dream Team One Racing
Stable; B-Dream Team Racing (KY); T-Dallas Stewart. $144,000.
3–Tejano Twist, 123, g, 4, Practical Joke–Haley’s Lolipop, by
Cuvee. 1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. O-JD Thoroughbreds LLC and
Davis, Joey Keith; B-Tom Durant (KY); T-Chris A. Hartman.
Margins: 4 3/4, HF, 3/4. Odds: 0.72, 10.10, 11.72.
Also Ran: Here Mi Song, Sir Alfred James, Get Her Number, Steal Sunshine, Endorsed, Fortin Hill. Scratched: C Z Rocket, White Abarrio. Click for the Equibase.com chart or the TJCIS.com PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.