Three wins in a row for It’s The Journey
It’s The Journey completed a hat trick of wins at the Laurel Park. Previously in 2015, this homebred finished in the third position in his second ever start. It’s The Journey finished first by 2 ½ lengths followed by Negrito and Cozze Cat. Initially, Mineshaft gelding who is trained by Mike Trombetta and Stolen Love were in the lead. While American Progress kept on the outside track and It’s The Journey made the breakthrough in the clear three wide. Cintron was very satisfied with the horse’s performance and claimed it was great to ride with him. It’s The Journey ended the race with an impressive time of 1:09.53.
Skye Diamonds impressive in Rancho Bernardo
Skye Diamonds is living up to her impressive standard of $40,000 last year. The horse won impressively in the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo. With her regular jockey, Tiago Pereira in the saddle Diamonds rallied on to finish over Constellation in the Bernardo Handicap. The 4-5 favoured Diamonds outstretched all others to win the six and one-half furlong sprint by one and one-quarter of length in just 1:15.95. This also marked the sixth win in just eight starts for Skye Diamonds since being claimed by Bill Spawr. This four-year-old daughter of First Dude won $60,000 for her win, which brings her total earnings to $509,150. The last two races have been great four Diamonds, and she looks to be in excellent form.
Copper Bullet puts up a spectacular display in Saratoga
Copper Bullet indeed put up a remarkable race to win the Grade 2 Saratoga Special. The horse owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing impressed everyone in the six and one-half furlong sprint track. This was also the two-year-old’s first career stakes win, a whopping $200,000. Trainer Steve Asmussen was incredibly pleased with Copper Bullet’s performance. The horse looked raring and all ready to go once stepping in the course. This Saratoga debut win for Copper also added his name to many of the famed previous winner’s list.
World Approval on a roll
World Approval won the Grade 1 Fourstardave at Saratoga. The son of Northern Afleet once again proved why he is one of the consistent horses in the race. Even dampness of the turf could not stop this broodmare as he went on to win his fifth graded stake. With more than $1.4 million in the purse, Word Approval has never looked better. This also marked his ninth win out of 22 career starts.