Horse Racing

Novo Sol, Who is the star that recreates the opponent in Valedictory

A bet worth CA$150,000 (G3) on December 4, a route test at 1 1/2 miles on the road Honeysuckle composite main track, attracted 12 beginners, including promising ones Novo Sol .

The 3-year-old marathon will mark the 19th career start of his 5-year-old son. Gold Agnes who were classified as group 1 in their native Brazil.

Coached by Saffie Joseph Jr. for Daniel Alonso, Novo Sol recently added Woodbine to his track passport. After competing in Brazil, gulf was sent to join Joseph’s barn last winter and raced at Gulfstream Park, Racecourse Pimlico, Belmont Parkand Presque Isle Downs before going to the Toronto oval. He’s caught two out of seven starts since arriving in the US

In his latest attempt, Novo Sol ran the highest Base Speed ​​Number of his career, 111, when rallying to finish third in the November 6 Fall Betting (G2) behind the winner. Who is the star? and war bombers .

Joseph said: “I think he was in a good position, and he did an excellent job. “He couldn’t run as fast as Mark Casse (Who’s the Star, also entered to run in Valedictory), the best horse, but overall, I think it was a good run. Patrick (jockey, The husband) said he ran well and finished his race.He’s a horse that doesn’t really accelerate, so I believe a mile and a half will make him better. a little.”

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After winning and placing third in his first two games in 2022, both in Gulfstream, Novo Sol, bred by Stud Eternamemente Rio, is seventh and eighth in the Dinner Party Bets (G2T) and 8th place respectively. Belmont Gold Cup (G2T).

The Gulf recovered with a two-way win in the one-mile and 70-yard race against the Gulfstream synthetic on July 16 and followed by a third-place finish in the Presque Isle Mile Stakes on September 19.

“He likes Tapeta. On the surface, he’s a 2-for-2 at Gulfstream and that’s why we brought him to the Presque Isle, to keep him on Tapeta. He’s the third man to run a one. miles and a half on grass, but this will be the first time he’s covered that distance on Tapeta. So we think that’s the distance that he likes and the surface that he likes.”

Novo Sol made four stretches in: 48 on Woodbine’s main track on November 20 and followed by: 48.60 a week later.

“He’s a very easygoing and intelligent horse. On the track, when galloping, he can be a bit overpowered, but when going around the barn he is very quiet.”

M Racing Group’s Who’s the Star considers it likely the most popular bet in the Valedictory and is enjoying a great year for Casse. 4 year old son of tone artist entered the race on Sunday with two consecutive graded stakes in the Fall Cup and Durham (G3). He also docked at Niagara Stakes earlier this summer.

Item: Valedictory S. (G3)

HoneysuckleSunday, December 4, 2022, Race No. 7

  • Class III
  • 1 1/2m
  • All weather tracker
  • $150,000
  • 3 years old and up
  • 4:38 pm (local)

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