Pico d’Oro Travels to Aqueduct for Jimmy Winkfield

Sandin Syndicate Stable’s Pico d’Oro notched a stakes get as a juvenile and will appear

Sandin Syndicate Stable’s Pico d’Oro notched a stakes get as a juvenile and will appear to capitalize on that encounter in his 3-year-previous debut in the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes going 7 furlongs Jan. 31 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The Curlin  colt broke his maiden at 3rd inquiring in his stakes debut Aug. 9, rallying for a two-length score in the Runhappy Juvenile Stakes at Ellis Park. He ran fifth upcoming out in the Sept. 5 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Trainer William Morey dropped Pico d’Oro into allowance optional claiming for his upcoming 3 starts starts, and the colt returned to the winner’s circle Dec. 18 at Turfway Park.

“He is teaching terrific and we are enthusiastic to come up,” Morey explained. “He is enhancing he’s a colt which is bred to get greater as he ages, so let’s hope which is the scenario. He’s experienced properly over the Tapeta floor at Turfway.”

The Winkfield’s length, the exact same as Pico d’Oro’s Juvenile earn, was pleasing to Morey, who returned him to sprinting in his past two starts off after two races at a mile.

“That’s why we’re coming it can be really hard to obtain these distances of 7 furlongs,” he said. “He’s obtained a excellent, steady type about him, which is why I assume he likes that length. He is got some tactical pace, but he is got a fantastic, constant finish.”

Kendrick Carmouche will decide on up the mount from the exterior in the six-horse subject.

Brittany Russell and Darkish Horse Racing’s Hello there Warm Rod posted back again-to-again wins at Laurel Park Nov. 13 and Dec. 13. He broke his maiden in the November race, a seven-furlong waiver maiden saying occasion, and gained by 4 1/4 lengths. The Mosler  colt then received by 2 1/4 lenghts in a mile allowance optional professing race. Both of those victories arrived racing on the entrance stop.

“We considered a few of different spots for him, but he’s been touting himself and worked really nicely final 7 days, so we imagined the time was now,” claimed Russell, who also trains Howdy Warm Rod. “Hopefully, he exhibits up and operates as properly as he’s been teaching.”

Russell stated the Winkfield also gives an prospect for Hi there Sizzling Rod to ship in for a race for the first time.

“You discover a large amount about a horse,” Russell said about the shipping experience. “I would anticipate he can handle it, but you will not know right up until you try out. It is really far better to find out now, mainly because if he desires to be first rate moving forward, we’ll have an idea if he can travel or we have to keep property.”

Trevor McCarthy will be in the irons from post 1.

Just In Time Racing’s Scotch Rock’s, a maiden winner in three starts off educated by Harold Wyner, will try out to do better in his 2nd stakes appearance soon after running seventh in the Jan. 16 Impressive Bid Stakes at Laurel.

“Very last out, he got a little bit of difficulties coming about the flip,” Wyner claimed. “He got checked and after that took place it was extra or considerably less more than. It was just a single of individuals things with racing luck. He obtained bumped a little bit and the race was in excess of then.”

Scotch Rock’s labored usually past calendar year with stablemate and Jan. 1 Jerome Stakes winner Capo Kane.

“He was functioning with Capo Kane all the way by means of to ‘Capo’s’ 1st race and he was remaining collectively with him,” Wyner claimed. “I have substantial expectations for him. He is a good, massive horse. He’s probably all-around 16.3 fingers. He is massive boned and a strong personal.”

Katie Davis will ride from put up 3.

Return the RingOutstanding Chrome, and Weyburn spherical out the area.

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Aqueduct Racetrack, Sunday, January 31, 2021, Race 8

  • STK
  • 7f
  • Filth
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo
  • 3:50 PM (nearby)