Sadler's Joy wins 2017 Sword Dancer

Photograph: Sue Kawczynski/Eclipse Sportswire

Teacher Tom Albertrani stated he is been proud of the growth of his stakes-contender contingent coaching at Palm Meadows in Florida, with four-time graded stakes-winner Sadler’s Pleasure ultimate not off course for the Grade 1, $1 million Pegasus Global Cup Turf on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Owned by way of Woodslane Farm, Sadler’s Pleasure has been ceaselessly running at Palm Meadows following his two-length ranking within the Crimson Smith (G3) remaining out over cushy turf on November 23 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The son of Kitten’s Pleasure earned a 101 Beyer Pace Determine for his win in opposition to the 11-horse box, permitting him to cap his 6-year-old marketing campaign with 4 consecutive triple-digit figures, together with a 103 for his runner-up effort by way of a neck to Annals of Time within the Sword Dancer (G1) on Travers Day. Sadler’s Pleasure additionally earned a 104 for working 3rd within the Joe Hirsch Turf Vintage on October five at 1 ½ miles on Belmont Park’s company turf.


Coming into Sadler’s Pleasure’s 7-year-old yr, Albertrani stated he is been inspired by way of the pony’s contemporary works, together with a five-furlong breeze per week in the past in 1:02.55. The Kentucky homebred is 7-4-7 in 26 profession begins and will likely be slicing again to the Pegasus Global Cup Turf’s distance of one 3/16 miles, marking the shortest he is run since his one-mile profession debut in Might 2016 at Belmont.


“He seems to be incredible and has been coaching actually smartly, the place we’re pointing him presently to the Pegasus Turf subsequent weekend,” Albertrani stated. “He is been actually in just right shape. He is been a little unfortunate occasionally and he was once shut in each and every certainly one of his begins remaining yr. He seems to be as robust as ever. Going into the Pegasus, we all know the space is somewhat shorter than what he actually prefers, however we’re up for the problem, and with a bit of luck he can run a large one like he did within the Crimson Smith.


“Having a look at him, now turning 7, he seems to be each and every bit as robust and wholesome [as ever], and with a bit of luck we’ve got a just right yr with him,” he added.

Sadler’s Pleasure’s half-sister Dyna Passer, additionally a Woodslane Farm homebred, is coaching at Palm Meadows as she gears up for her first race since working 5th within the Sands Level (G2) on October 12 at Belmont. The Lemon Drop Child filly is coming off a sophomore marketing campaign by which she earned graded-stakes blacktype by way of completing 3rd within the Jockey Membership Oaks Invitational, the finale of the inaugural Turf Triple Collection, on September 7 at Belmont.


“She’s been doing smartly. I would not have any races picked out for her this present day however she’s been coaching proper alongside,” Albertrani stated.

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