09/03/2016 7:12PM

All Right works out perfect trip in 44-1 upset of Kentucky Downs Juvenile


FRANKLIN, Ky. – A clean trip made a big difference for a maiden named All Right when the colt pulled off a 44-1 upset Saturday in the fifth running of the $339,500 Kentucky Downs Juvenile.

Making his second career start after a runner-up finish last month at Ellis Park, All Right and jockey Channing Hill stalked the early pace when enjoying clear sailing from their far outside post, then got first run before turning back Parlor in the final stages of the seven-furlong Juvenile.

“He broke  so well and put himself in a great spot and ran all the way to the wire,” said Hill.

Conversely, jockey Dylan Cannon was forced to steady Parlor entering the far turn, then had to wait for traffic to clear to launch a menacing outside bid that fell a neck short. Hot Dad was third in a field of 12 2-year-olds.

All Right, a chestnut Kentucky-bred by Dominus, returned $90.20 after finishing in 1:25.66 over firm going. He earned $206,490 for owners William Helwig and Brent Gasaway.

“This colt is so well balanced,” said trainer Kellyn Gorder. “We took a shot by turning back in distance. It was sort of a last-minute decision. The trip helped, and Channing rode him perfectly.”

Parlor was the 7-1 fourth choice. The other favorites didn’t fare quite as well: Prados Way was fourth at 6-1, Han Sense was fifth at 5-1, and Ancient Warfare was sixth at even-money.

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Lull scores as favorite in Juvenile Fillies

 About an hour later, Lull came through as the favorite in capturing the day’s finale, the fifth running of the $343,429 Juvenile Fillies. Confidently ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Lull,  a daughter of War Front, overtook front-running Caroline Test with about 70 yards remaining to prevail by 1 1/4 lengths. Lady Hansen was third in a full field of 12.

Lull, by War Front, is owned by her breeders, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, and was shipping in from Saratoga for trainer Christophe Clement. She paid $5.40 after finishing seven furlongs in 1:26.04.

“She was always there for me,” said Hernandez. “All the credit goes to the Clement team. She sat in the pocket, and when a seam opened up she went on through.”

The Juvenile Fillies ended a 50-cent all-stakes pick four wager worth $7,432.85 (races 7-10). Winning numbers were 8-12-1-6, and handle was $165,210.