New York Thunder (Nyquist) declared victory in his first stakes attempt for AMO Racing at Woodbine on Saturday. Perfect in his only two career starts towards the end of his juvenile year, the bay colt was a debut winner Nov. 27 at Gulfstream by 6 1/2 lengths sprinting over the Tapeta. He then switched to turf against optional claimers in Hallandale and drove clear by 1 3/4 length.
After working out in Kentucky for nearly two months, the Jorge Delgado trainee shipped to Canada and was well-regarded at the windows as the heavy 1-5 favorite. Utilizing his early speed, New York Thunder tore through the fractions with a half-mile at :45.18, and into the stretch extended his lead to win going away by 7 lengths over Ninetyfour Expos (Outwork).
The winner is his unraced dam’s first to the starting gate and only recorded offspring. He is part of an extended female family that includes third dam Surf Club (Ocean Crest)’s half-sister GISW Awesome Humor (Distorted Humor). His third dam produced GISW Emcee (Unbridled’s Song) and SP Baffled (Distorted Humor), who is responsible for MGISW Constitution (Tapit).
WOODSTOCK S., C$133,500, Woodbine, 4-30, 3yo, 6f (AWT),
1–NEW YORK THUNDER, 120, c, 3, by Nyquist
1st Dam: Start Over, by Midshipman
2nd Dam: Wipe Out, by Hard Spun
3rd Dam: Surf Club, by Ocean Crest
($130,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-AMO Racing USA; B-Gatewood Bell & Forgotten Land (KY); T-Jorge Delgado; J-Ricardo Santana, Jr.. C$75,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $122,323.
2–Ninetyfour Expos, 118, g, 3, Outwork–Simply Good, by Sky Classic. ($42,000 Ylg ’21 KEEJAN; $80,000 Ylg ’21 FTKJUL). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-D. J. Stable LLC; B-Robert Marzilli (ON); T-Mark E. Casse. C$30,000.
3–Stayhonor Goodside, 118, g, 3, Honor Code–Nicki Knew, by Tethra. ($85,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O-D. J. Stable LLC; B-Stan Dodson (ON); T-Mark E. Casse. C$16,500.
Margins: 7HF, 1 3/4, 2HF. Odds: 0.35, 14.10, 9.65.
Also Ran: Ship the Goods, Opposites Attract, Gran Spirited.
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