Horse Racing

Alys Look repels Chop Chop in Silverbulletday

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Alys’s look proved his mettle on January 21 with $147,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slotsback to challenge from colleague Brad Cox Hurry up to guarantee victory.

3 years old Link she took 20 points on the Road to Kentucky Oaks with her one-way score under Luis Saez, finishing the one-mile and 70-yard test at 1:43.55 on the fast track.

Saez’s 2-1 shot The Alys Look is far from the original speed due to Hayunevano , who made it through the opening quarter by a ratio of: 24.37 and a half after: 48.08 before she gave way. Gaining the long-leg advantage in three-quarters at 1:12.51, The Alys Look was followed by favorites Chop Chop 4-5, who fought mid-round but failed to claim the spot. leading position.

The two hit the 1-mile mark in 1:39.13 as The Alys Look ($6.60) dug deep and inched toward the finish line while drifting out. Hayunevano holds the third place.

“It was scary,” Ike Thrash told TVG’s Gabby Gaudet after the long run. “I know Chop Chop is a good horse. Both run well.”

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Finishing in runner-up with 3 1/4 lengths in Unminable Bets on December 26 at Fair Grounds, where she regrouped from eighth by the same distance, The Alys Move took secure your first bet score. She started for the second time since passing her daughter on her third outing overall, also at a mile and 70 yards, with a seven-day outing on Day 1. December at the Louisiana racetrack.

“This is big,” Thrash said. “You try to go down this road and win the Fair Grounds Oaks… we won Rachel Alexandra last year. This reminds me so much. turn around won (Rachel Alexandra Stakes, G2) last year.

“(Alys look) is great. She’s had a few races as a girl that we don’t know if she’s good at. She’s broken all over the place and doesn’t run well in the mud. I think so. It rained today so I almost couldn’t make it. But he ran very, very well. Now he’ll be a good horse.”

Alys Look improved her record to 2-1-1 after five starts, with earnings of $150,528.

“She ran three times in nine weeks and obviously loves the track. I think maybe we’ll just skip Rachel Alexandra and just try to get to Fair Grounds Oaks (G2),” Thrash said of future goals. .

The $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks will be held March 25 at 1 1/8 mile, providing Road to the Kentucky Oaks scores on a 100-40-30-20-10 scale for five people to the top destination.

This is the first time Chop Chop has started since the 13th at Breeders’ Cup 2022 Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Keeneland. On a previous start, she almost knocked the eventual winner Juvenile Fillies magic wheel —who currently tops the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard with 40 points—as second in the Alcibiades Stakes (G1), just one shot short after closing from 11th.

Silverbulletday scores put The Alys Look at number two on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard.

Bred in Kentucky by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. Harlan’s Holiday mare Unfair-play , The Alys Look is a $60,000 purchase by Thrash/Payne Racing from Lane’s End shipment for Keeneland’s September 2021 Annual Sale. She is the only winner of her two dam departures, a half-sister to a 2nd grader. top of mind . The last reported pony was an unnamed 2-year-old child Mr. speaker dirty.

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