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Teacher Mark Glatt made what has confirmed to be an astute determination when he claimed a gelding named Citadel out of a five-furlong turf dash at Del Mar on Aug. 25. Citadel used to be flippantly raced for a 6-year-old, having made simply 12 begins on the time, a significant portion of which were in claiming corporate.
Glatt’s determination to run Citadel within the $100,000 California Flag Stakes will have been unexpected to a few, however it ended up being very fortuitous after Citadel went wire-to-wire to notch his first stakes win.
The victory garnered Citadel a Brisnet Velocity Ranking of 104, which used to be the co-fastest of the week. Additionally incomes a 104 ultimate week used to be Lucullan, who captured the Knickerbocker Stakes (G2) on Oct. 14. The Knickerbocker, just like the California Flag, is a turf race. Not like its West Coast counterpart, then again, the Knickerbocker is a path contested over 9 furlongs, while the California Flag is a Five 1/2-furlong dash.
There have been 4 different performances ultimate week that registered triple-digit pace scores.
Mr. Buff’s victory within the Empire Vintage rated a 103. Marzo’s sharp ranking within the G3 Sycamore earned a 102. Pauseforthecause earned a 101 for his win within the Iroquois Stakes, and Welder scored a 100 when taking the Oklahoma Classics Dash.
Right here’s a take a look at the week’s quickest performances ranked by means of Brisnet Velocity Ranking:
|Horse|| Monitor|| Race || Ranking|
| 1. Citadel|| Santa Anita|| California Flag Stakes|| 104|
|T1. Lucullan|| Belmont Park|| Knickerbocker Stakes|| 104|
| 3. Mr. Buff|| Belmont Park|| Empire Vintage|| 103|
| 4. Marzo|| Keeneland|| Sycamore|| 102|
| 5. Pauseforthecause|| Belmont Park|| Iroquois Stakes|| 101|
| 6. Welder|| Remington Park|| Okla. Classics Dash|| 100|
| 7. Construct to Swimsuit|| Fresno|| Hudson Handicap|| 99|
|T7. Taco Supream|| Laurel Park|| MD Million Dash|| 99|
| 9. Bell’s the One|| Keeneland|| Raven Run Stakes|| 98|
| 10. Ratajkowski|| Belmont Park|| Empire Distaff|| 97|
| 11. Gucci Issue|| Belmont Park|| Mohawk Stakes|| 96|
|T11. Shotgun Kowboy|| Remington Park|| OK Classics Cup|| 96|
| 13. Blue Sky Cowboy|| Hawthorne|| Dollar’s Boy Handicap|| 94|
|T13. Woodland Fireplace|| Laurel Park|| MD Million Vintage|| 94|
|T13. Jean Elizabeth|| Woodbine|| Ontario Model Stakes|| 94|
|T13. Girl Prancealot|| Keeneland|| Valley View|| 94|
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