Gunite game in Amsterdam Victory, Corniche fades to the end
While back to the champion Corniche (Quality Sugar) fades to the end, Gunite (c, 3, Gunman–Simple Surprise, by Cowboy Cal) completed a great weekend in Saratoga for the Winchell Thoroughbreds and coach Steve Asmussen with a crunch victory in the GII Amsterdam S. in upstate New York Sunday. Disqualified 7-1, Gunite fights Pinehurst (Spinning candy) through fractions: 21.78 and: 44.60, while Corniche sits in a lurking position behind the duel leaders. When the champion fell back in the first leg, Gunite strode into the lane before bravely holding out Exactly (Realistic jokes) to win by neck while completing 6 1/2 stretches in 1:15.75.
Winchell Thoroughbreds was in Saratoga winner’s circle on Saturday with GII winner Jim Dandy S. Epicenter (Not this time), while Asmussen made the trip with both Epicenter and GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. Jackie’s Warrior winner (Music by Maclean).
AMSTERDAM S.-Hold$200,000, Saratoga, 7-31, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 1:15.75, ft.
first-GUNITE, 122, c, 3, by Gunman
Beat One: Simple Surprise (SW, $185,446), by Cowboy Cal
Smash 2: Simplify, by Pulpit
3rd dam: Classic Olympio, by Olympio
O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen;
J-Tyler Gaffalione. $110,000. Lifetime Record: GISW, 9-4-3-1,
548,099 dollars. Nick Werk Rating: A +++. *Triple Plus*
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2-Exactly118, g, 3, Realistic jokes–Mallory Street, by Street
Meaningful. TYPE 1 BLACK, TYPE 1 BLACK. ($180,000)
Ylg ’20 HOLD). Stables O-Klaravich, Inc; Wood B-Falcon
Partner (KY); T-Chad C. Brown. $40,000.
3–Runninsonofagun119, g, 3, Gunman–Golden Artemis, by
Moon Malibu. ($16,000 2 years 21 KEEJAN). O-Legacy of Scott
Zimmerman; B-Dattt Farm LLC (KY); T-John T. Toscano, Jr.
Margin: NK, 4 1/4, 2HF. Odds: 7.40, 2.95, 56.25.
Also Ran: Pappacap, My Prankster, Hoist the Gold, Surfer Dude, Pinehurst, Corniche.
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