Ryvit (Competitive Edge), recorded his third victory in-a-row at Oaklawn Park on Saturday afternoon and his first stakes win for the Heiligbrodts.
After a debut second Apr. 13 at Keeneland, the bay colt was third May 5 at Churchill Downs in the Kentucky Juvenile S. Taking a break, he returned to action in Hot Springs Feb. 18 and was a well-beaten sixth before winning against restricted auction company Mar. 25. Stepping up against optional claimers, the Steve Asmussen trainee won from off-the-pace by 2 lengths Apr. 14.
Facing a well-backed favorite in Mo Strike (Uncle Mo), Ryvit went off at odds of 5-2 and from the outset made his presence known by seizing the lead. Rounding the far turn, he distanced himself from the rest of the field and went to secure the victory by 2 lengths over the late-running chalk. GSW High Dollar Woman (Super Saver) is a half to the winner’s dam. This is her first offspring to make the races, but she does have a 2-year-old colt by Collected.
BACHELOR S., $150,000, Oaklawn, 4-29, 3yo, 6f, 1:11.16, my.
1–RYVIT, 121, c, 3, by Competitive Edge
1st Dam: She Is Bedazzling, by Medaglia d’Oro
2nd Dam: Melissa Jo, by Fusaichi Pegasus
3rd Dam: Takeaway, by Fly So Free
($70,000 Ylg ’21 TTAYHR). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN.
O-William L. and Corinne Heiligbrodt; B-Curt Leake (KY);
T-Steven M. Asmussen; J-Keith J. Asmussen. $91,650. Lifetime
Record: 6-3-1-1, $228,068.
2–Mo Strike, 121, c, 3, Uncle Mo–Featherbed, by Smart Strike.
($90,000 Ylg ’21 FTKOCT; $325,000 2yo ’22 OBSAPR). O-Nasser
Bin Omairah; B-Blue Heaven Farm & Ashford Stud (KY); T-Brad
3–Arman, 121, c, 3, Bolt d’Oro–Beautissimo, by Uncle Mo.
($52,000 RNA Ylg ’21 OBSOCT; $600,000 2yo ’22 OBSMAR).
1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Kaleem Shah, Inc.; B-Loren Nichols (FL);
T-Peter Miller. $14,100.
Margins: 2, 2HF, 3. Odds: 2.70, 1.60, 2.70.
Also Ran: Release McCraken, Count de Monet, Alto Road,
Joking Way, Tyler’s Tribe.