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09-29-2012, 12:26 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
Join Date: Jan 2004
The successful lineage of Unbridled continues.
Unbridled's Note Takes Eddie D in Turf Debut
09/28/2012 8:56 PM ET
Unbridled's Note, invading from New York for his debut on turf, captured the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) in fine style over the hillside turf course on opening day of the 2012 fall meet at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28 .
Kept clear on the outside by jockey Corey Nakatani, the slight 3-1 favorite in the field of 12 swept past pacesetter Chosen Miracle in deep stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
A 3-year-old facing older horses for the first time, the leggy son of Unbridled's Song was most impressive while clocking the about 6 1/2-furlong distance down the hill in 1:12.45 over firm going. Having tamed the difficult course in his first attempt, the victory could signal a future start in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 3 over the same layout.
"This puts us in a position to make the Breeders' Cup (Turf Sprint) with him," said Scott Blasi, assistant to Asmussen. "I just told Corey to put him in a good spot and see if he liked it or not. They either like it or they don't but he's bred to like the grass and he's a really talented colt."
The Eddie D, renamed for the Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, was previously known as the Morvich Stakes.
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