Mr. Cash wins the Indiana Derby
B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has got an possession passion in four-time graded stakes-winning millionaire Mr. Cash, who will make his subsequent get started in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Grime Mile (G1) at Santa Anita.
Campaigned through Chester Thomas’ Allied Racing Strong and instructor Bret Calhoun, the 3-year-old colt is the main earner from the primary crop of Spendthrift stallion Goldencents, who himself used to be a two-time winner of the Grime Mile.
“We’re very excited to spouse with Chester Thomas and his complete staff on Mr. Cash, who we consider to be one of the crucial gifted colts of this 12 months’s 3-year-old crop, with the potential for changing into a number one handicap horse in 2020,” stated Ned Toffey, Spendthrift normal supervisor. “Clearly, we consider within the sire line and comprehend it rather well. Mr. Cash is an out of this world bodily illustration of Goldencents and Into Mischief, and he has that incredible want to compete, which we now have come to grasp from this sire line. We expect it is just a question of time earlier than he will get his Grade One.”
An earner of $1,277,220 to this point, Mr. Cash reeled off 4 immediately wins through open lengths in graded stakes corporate in 2019. On Kentucky Derby day, he scored a runaway victory within the Pat Day Mile (G3), drawing clear of next-out Grade One winner Hog Creek Hustle through five ¼ lengths. Mr. Cash returned to Churchill a month later to win the Matt Winn (G3) through 6 ½ lengths.
In his subsequent two begins, Mr. Cash captured a couple of derbies, first within the Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Grand the place he defeated eventual Grade One winner Math Wizard amongst others through 2 ½ lengths, incomes a career-high 100 Beyer. He then romped through six lengths within the West Virginia Derby (G3) at Mountaineer 3 weeks later.
Final day trip, Mr. Cash used to be runner-up through a neck after main all over within the Pennsylvania Derby (G1), completing forward of Preakness (G1) winner Warfare of Will and Grade One winner Incredible.
Saturday at Churchill, he breezed a part mile in 49 4/five seconds in his ultimate piece of main paintings for this week’s Grime Mile. Mr. Cash is scheduled to fly to Santa Anita on Tuesday. Lengthy-term plans name for the colt to stay in coaching for a 4-year-old marketing campaign in 2020.
“We’re excited to usher in Spendthrift as a spouse on Mr. Cash,” stated Thomas, who will stay the bulk, managing proprietor at the colt. “Mr. Hughes and his staff have a confirmed monitor document and we’re overjoyed to be within the Breeders’ Cup and feature them with us.”
“Mr. Cash has gotten higher and higher because the 12 months’s long gone on and continues to breeze sensationally. He is getting into the Breeders’ Cup in most sensible shape,” stated Calhoun. “We’re truly excited to look him face probably the most most sensible older horses within the nation, and, with a bit of luck, there is a little further success on our aspect along with his dad Goldencents being a two-time Grime Mile winner at Santa Anita. We even have slightly slightly of pleasure about racing him as a 4-year-old and assume he can also be probably the most most sensible older horses within the nation subsequent 12 months.”
Bred through Spruce Lane Farm, Mr. Cash is out of the Tiznow mare Masses O’Toole, a complete sister to more than one Grade One winner Neatly Armed. He owns a document of 5 wins and 3 seconds from 11 profession begins to this point.
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