Aside from that, I thought he finished with good energy and was pulling away from some nice horses." "He showed his versatility," the trainer continued."He's won a number of different ways now and I think he's proven that he's the kind of horse that doesn't need the race to unfold a certain way, that he's able to kind of make his own race." Pletcher said Magnum Moon will return to his Florida base at Palm Meadows before heading for Churchill Downs.It was another 3 3/4 lengths back to Higher Power in third and the favorite, Title Ready, faded through the stretch to get home fourth. We thought a lot of this horse all along." Rated R Superstar rallied from last of seven to win Saturday's 0,000 Grade III Ben Ali at Keeneland by 2 lengths from front-running favorite Chip Leader.High North, a Midnight Lute colt, ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in .73 with Florent Geroux up. It was another 5 1/2 lengths back to Guest Suite in third.
I just think he was looking around at this strange environment and 65,000 fans. First time out of town and I thought he ran a great race. Remember, it was a handicap and we were giving away the weight." High North pressed the pace in Saturday's 0,000 Northern Spur Stakes for 3-year-olds, moved to the lead at the three-eighths pole and quickly took command in the lane, winning by 2 1/4 lengths over Ike.
My Boy Jack, a Creative Cause colt, ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in .22 for jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Keith Desormeaux.
Kent Desormeaux, who rode My Boy Jack extremely wide into the stretch in a third-place effort in the Louisiana Derby, said the Lexington was a virtual repeat of that come-from-behind effort, except, "Fortunately I didn't grab a hot dog at the quarter pole and that made the difference." "Unbelievable," said part-owner Kirk Godby.
Quip held second by a neck over Solomini and another head from Combatant.
With Luis Saez up, Magnum Moon ran 9 furlongs on a fast track in an unremarkable .86.
Fuhioursly Kissed rallied from well back to finish third. in the irons, ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in .94.