Red Route One Stamps His Preakness Ticket With Victory In Bath House Row S.

While currently ranked 28th in points and on the outside looking in for the GI Kentucky Derby, Red Route One punched his ticket to the second jewel of the Triple Crown with a win Saturday in the Bath House Row S.

After bursting onto the scene with a third to Derby favorite Forte (Violence) in the GI Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity last fall, Red Route One earned a pair of placings in both the GIII Southwest S. and the GII Rebel S. before faltering to sixth when last spotted in the GI Arkansas Derby. Racing with Lasix for the first time Saturday, the chestnut put his typical running style into action, breaking nicely but falling back to trail the field as Victory Formation paced them through a :22.87 opening quarter. Under an easy ride from eighth, he started to pick up the bridle into the far turn and tipped out to carry his momentum past the furlong pole. Tapit Shoes was game to the inside but Red Route One got the better bob to take the narrow win on the wire.

Out of a full-sister to champion 3-year-old filly Untapable, Red Route One is also out of a half to GISW Paddy O’Prado (El Prado {Ire}). Red House has not produced a foal or been reported bred since Red Route One. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

BATH HOUSE ROW S., $200,000, Oaklawn, 4-22, 3yo, 1 1/8m, 1:50.94, ft.
1–RED ROUTE ONE, 118, c, 3, by Gun Runner
                1st Dam: Red House, by Tapit
                2nd Dam: Fun House, by Prized
                3rd Dam: Bistra, by Classic Go Go
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY);
T-Steven M. Asmussen; J-Joel Rosario. $120,250. Lifetime
Record: GISP, 9-2-2-1, $631,575. *Full to Red Run, SW,
2–Tapit Shoes, 118, c, 3, Tapit–Awesome Flower, by Flower
Alley. ($300,000 Ylg ’21 FTKOCT). 1ST BLACK TYPE.
O-Spendthrift Farm LLC, Steve Landers Racing LLC, Martin S.
Schwartz, Michael Dubb, Ten Strike Racing, Jim Bakke,
Titletown Racing, LLC, Kueber Racing, LLC, Big Easy Racing LLC,
Winners Win, Michael Caruso and WinStar Farm, LLC;
B-Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey & Tapit Syndicate (KY); T-Brad
Cox. $37,000.
3–Victory Formation, 124, c, 3, Tapwrit–Smart N Soft, by Smart
Strike. ‘TDN Rising Star‘. ($100,000 Wlg ’20 KEENOV; $150,000
Ylg ’21 FTKJUL; $340,000 2yo ’22 EASMAY). O-Spendthrift Farm
LLC and Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.; B-Gainesway
Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY); T-Brad H. Cox. $18,500.
Margins: HD, HF, 7HF. Odds: 2.00, 5.20, 1.70.
Also Ran: Two Eagles River, Interlock Empire, Aristocracy, Line to Gain, Mazing Mark, Powerful.

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