Picture: Hodges Pictures/Amanda Hodges Weir
Bobby’s Depraved One made it back-to-back Honest Grounds stakes wins Saturday when the 5-year-old son of Speightstown became the $100,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes right into a merry-go-round chase.
Educated via Al Stall Jr. for Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stables, Bobby’s Depraved One broke on most sensible, trailed via the Grade 1 winner Hog Creek Hustle and Do Percentage, and that’s how they completed six furlongs later.
After fractions of 22.04 and 44.87, jockey Miguel Mena guided Bobby’s Depraved One into the stretch, took a peek between his legs and geared down his mount, who completed in a last time of one:08.55.
A former $130,000 yearling acquire, Bobby’s Depraved One added to his native ranking within the Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Vintage Stakes. In all, he’s now 6-4-1 in 15 profession begins.
Bobby’s Depraved One had simply two competitors to overcome, however he did it in taste via taking @fairgroundsnola‘s Duncan F. Kenner.
Instructor Al Stall Jr. says it is going to be on to greater issues: https://t.co/hPVtoECw2y percent.twitter.com/TpgUXQNm67
— Horse Racing Country (@HR_Nation) January 18, 2020
The Kenner scratched down to simply 3 with the defections of Malpais and Pete’s Play Name, taking the drive off Bobby’s Depraved One, who figured to visit the entrance all alongside. Away as a 1-Five favourite, he returned $2.60.
“We had this box over a barrel with the velocity and the scratches and such things as that,” Stall stated. “On his personal, he is a pleasing horse. From level A to indicate B, with a time like that, it is a lovely just right quantity. It’s going to be a laugh to map out the remainder of the yr.”
Stall stated he will take a look at Oaklawn Park’s April 11 Depend Fleet Dash Handicap (G3) with the longterm risk of a Breeders’ Cup Dash get started at Keeneland, the place final spring he received the Commonwealth Stakes (G3).
“We will attempt to stay him the most efficient we will within the fall,” Stall stated. “We will see what occurs.”
Hog Creek Hustle, who adopted some 4 lengths in the back of Bobby’s Depraved One early, hadn’t run because the Breeders’ Cup Dash.
Whilst there used to be rain at the beginning forecast for New Orleans, the observe remained speedy and any precipitation held off forward of this race, the second one on a stakes-loaded carded led via the Lecomte (G3) for 3-year-old Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
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