Ward Trainees Eye Witness, No Nay Hudson Seemingly To Be Operating Late In Sunday’s Fast Name – Horse Racing Information

Coach Wesley Ward may have two probabilities in Eye Witness and No Nay Hudson to earn his second rating in Sunday’s Grade 3, $175,000 Fast Name offered by Thoroughbred Retirement Basis at Saratoga Race Course.

Westerberg, Mrs. John Magnier, Jonathan Poulin, Derrick Smith and Michael B. Tabor’s twin stakes-winner Eye Witness [post 3, Jose Ortiz] has gained 3-of-4 begins and enters the 5 1/2-furong Mellon turf dash for sophomores from wins within the six-furlong Animal Kingdom in March at Turfway Park and the seven-furlong Paradise Creek on Could 20 over yielding turf at Belmont Park.

Final out, he settled in fifth place below Jose Ortiz, making an early transfer for the lead late within the flip and staved off the late cost of Inflation Nation to win by a head. That effort got here in distinction to his earlier efforts earned in additional distinguished trend.

“I left that as much as Jose,” stated Ward, who captured this occasion in 2021 with that 12 months’s eventual Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Dash-winner Golden Pal. “He is a really affected person rider and on the subject of these form of horses, I often go to him or Joel Rosario. I attempt to match the driving model to the horse and each of them do properly for me with these kind of horses.

“He rode a extremely good race,” added Ward. “He stated he moved a bit of earlier than he wished to within the race which price him on the finish, however he nonetheless held on and gained so I used to be completely happy.”

The $650,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale buy, a half-brother to stakes-winner Extra Mischief, is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Gracilia, who’s a half-sister to graded-stakes winner and sire Sharp Humor.

Andrew Farm and For the Individuals Racing Secure’s No Nay Hudson [post 1, James Graham] additionally demonstrated new dimensions final out, closing from seventh to win the 5 1/2-furlong William Walker on Could 13 at Churchill Downs with James Graham aboard for the primary time.

The No Nay By no means colt was piloted by 5 of his first six begins by Corridor of Famer John Velazquez, posting distinguished efforts when second within the Skidmore in August at Saratoga and third within the Indian Summer season in October at Keeneland.

Ward stated he wished to attempt one thing new final out and engaged the veteran Graham, who will likely be in the hunt for his first Spa rating.

“I wished to vary the horse’s model,” Ward stated. “So, I advised him, ‘rider, you might not perceive this one, however I need an Eddie D.’ That is an previous time period from California the place Eddie Delahoussaye used to come back from manner again and include a run. So, I stated to him, ‘I will offer you one you do know – give me a Joel Rosario.’”

Graham didn’t disappoint, score the gifted bay off the tempo earlier than unleashing a large run down the lane to safe a 1 1/2-length win and garner a career-best 89 Beyer Pace Determine.

“He rode a lovely race. He eased him again there like he did after which eased him out and away he went,” Ward stated.

The win resonated with Graham and on Could 26 he discovered himself aboard Surveillance taking over the Ward-trained Certain for Nowhere with Rosario up.

“I introduced Joel out to journey my previous horse Certain For Nowhere at Churchill and James was on one other horse within the race and he was laughing at us, pointing at Joel after which pointing at himself and pointing again at Joel like, ‘I can do it!’” stated Ward, with fun.

Neither Surveillance nor Certain for Nowhere hit the board that day, however the enhancing No Nay Hudson is in with a shout Sunday right here and Ward stated the colt has skilled properly, together with a half-mile breeze in 48.40 on June 28 over the Keeneland grime.

“He is one we’re simply making an attempt to get to settle. My most important train rider, Julio Garcia, has obtained the horse to chill out,” Ward stated. “We’re doing a little good, straightforward gradual works and he is obtained a pair races in him now. Health is not a difficulty. It is simply making an attempt to get his thoughts to the place we are able to get him to settle. He is at Saratoga now and able to go.”

The $190,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale buy is out of the graded-stakes profitable Malibu Moon mare Uncooked Silk.

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, Skychai Racing and Angelo Carlesimo’s graded-stakes positioned Gaslight Dancer [post 10, Tyler Gaffalione] completed third because the mutuel favourite within the William Walker.

Skilled by Mike Maker, the Metropolis of Gentle bay was a detailed second to Nagirroc within the Grade 3 Futurity in October at Belmont on the Large A. He adopted with a sixth-place end within the one-mile Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf in November at Keeneland when defeated simply 3 3/4-lengths by the victorious Victoria Highway.

He entered the William Walker from a 1 1/2-length rating within the Palisades on April 16 touring 5 1/2-furlongs over good Keeneland turf.

The $260,000 OBS Spring Sale of 2-Yr-Olds in Coaching buy is out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Raindrops Droptops, who’s a half-sister to graded-stakes winner Summer season Raven.

Coach Larry Rivelli will ship out Patricia’s Hope’s stakes-winner Uncashed [post 9, Irad Ortiz, Jr.] for his turf debut.

The Florida-bred Uncaptured bay sports activities a file of 5-4-1-0 led by a last-out romp within the six-furlong Golden Circle at Prairie Meadows. He was bought privately from a profitable debut in September at Louisiana Downs for breeder Nicksar Farms. Uncashed drifted to complete second on debut for present connections in October at Hawthorne, however returned to win his first two begins this 12 months over the identical course.

Rounding out a aggressive discipline are grime graded-stakes positioned Two of a Form [post 5, Julien Leparoux], who completed second in each the Palisades and William Walker for coach Brian Lynch; a number of stakes-placed Dr Oseran [post 4, Flavien Prat] for conditioner Christophe Clement; allowance winner Briterdayzahead [post 7, Luis Saez] for coach Joe Sharp; and maiden winners Charging [post 6, Manny Franco] for coach Brad Cox, Son of a Birch [post 8, Javier Castellano] for conditioner Tom Morley and the Phil Bauer-trained Kigali [post 2, Florent Geroux]. Acoustic Ave and Joey Freshwater are entered for the main-track solely.

The Fast Name is slated as Race 9 on Sunday’s 10-race card. First submit is 1:10 p.m. Jap.

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