Solitary Ranger, took’em gate to wire in a 4 3/4 lengths romp in the $100k John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, for 3yo’s, at 1 1/16 mile over the AWT surface at Turfway Park today!
Poker Player, who way out of it, poking along down the backstretch in last, roared to life on the far turn and passed everyone but Solitary Ranger, for 2nd! 3rd, went to Harry’s Holiday, who held up for the board hit after being the co-early speed was 5 lengths further back at the line!
Red River Rising, filled in today’s super was back 8 lengths more!
This was the final local prep race for the $500k GIII Vinery Spiral Stakes later this month here at Turfway Park where 50 Derby Points awaits that winner!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One And One Sixteenth Miles On The All Weather Track|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:47.21|
|2.||Solitary Ranger||Florent Geroux||21.60||8.40||6.60|
|1.||Poker Player||Channing Hill||3.40||2.80|
|11.||Harry’s Holiday||Rodney A. Prescott||4.40|
|Also ran were: 5. – Red River Rising , 6. – Laddie Boy , 3. – Canzoni , 9. – Empower , 8. – General Jack , 10. – Chester’s Park|
|Scratched horses: Kids Rule (Stewards) , Emmett Park (Stewards)|