Turf King Steps Forward In Keeneland Finale

10th-Keeneland, $85,655, Alw, 4-28, (NW1X), 3yo, 1mT, 1:37.97, gd, head.
TURF KING (IRE) (c, 3, Kingman {GB}–Sweet Acclaim {Ire} {SW & MGSP-USA, GSP-Eng, $195,276}, by Acclamation {GB}) was a debut winner by a neck Feb. 16 over the Tapeta at Gulfstream Park. Bet down by the public to 6-5 here in the meet’s finale, the bay colt settled in the second flight between horses into the backstretch. Rounding the far turn, the Chad Brown trainee encountered some traffic along the fence, but was able to re-engage past the eighth pole by cutting the two path. With the wire fast-approaching, Turf King fended off a challenge from More Than Looks (More Than Ready) to clear this condition by a head. Out of a female family that includes third dam MG1SW Gold Splash (Blushing Groom) and her full-sister Born Gold, who was responsible for international superstar Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa) and G1SW Galikova (Galileo {Ire}), the winner has a pair of filly half-sisters–a 2-year-old by Lope de Vega (Ire) and a yearling by Night of Thunder (Ire). Sales History: €100,000 Ylg ’21 GOFOR; $180,000 2yo ’22 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $83,866. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Wise Racing LLC; B-Ridgemont Stud (Ltd) (IRE); T-Chad C. Brown.

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