09/13/2014 5:29PM

Conquest Typhoon scores in Summer

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Michael Burns
Conquest Typhoon, ridden by Patrick Husbands, earns a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf by winning the Summer Stakes.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario—Conquest Typhoon graduated in style on Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 2 Summer, giving Conquest Stable, trainer Mark Casse, and jockey Patrick Husbands a sweep of the two Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In stakes for 2-year-olds on the card.

Morning-line favorite Conquest Tsunami, who was to have been ridden by Corey Nakatani, was scratched about an hour before the Summer due to the giving ground on the turf course, according to owner Ernie Semersky.

“We had a tough decision,” Semersky said. “We wanted to see how the turf was after the Natalma Stakes. To Corey’s credit, he told Mark to scratch. ‘Tsunami’ is a big horse, and ‘Typhoon’ is every bit as good on this kind of turf.”

Conquest Typhoon raced wide on the turn in fourth, while Samuel Dechamplain set moderate fractions in the one-mile route. Conquest Typhoon hit the front nearing the eighth pole before drawing off a 4 1/4--length tally, in 1:41.10 over the good going.

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Samuel Dechamplain held on for second by a nose over U S Marshal. Second choice Imperial Dream and favored Saratoga Dreamer finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the eight-horse field.

Conquest Typhoon paid $8.80, and earned $144,000 of the $234,800 purse.

Conquest Harlanate won the Natalma, and Semersky said both runners are Breeders’ Cup bound.

Christina More than 1 year ago
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Christina More than 1 year ago
up to I looked at the check saying $4286 , I didn't believe that my mom in-law realey receiving money parttime at their computer. . there friends cousin has done this for under twenty two months and resently cleared the dept on there condo and purchased Chevrolet . official website,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, www.YuJobs.Com
Steven Davidowitz More than 1 year ago
Saratoga Dreamer, a Christophe Clement shipper from Saratoga with a good maiden win, went off at heavily bet (read that overbet) odds of 7-5 and never had a fair chance, finishing last after essentially being eased through the final 1/16 miles, she broke through the gate delaying the start and while quickly caught and put back into the starting gate, she then broke awkwardly at the start of the race itself and looked uncomfortable racing between horses on the wet turf course after she was angled out from her inside post. From the 6 furlong pole to the wire, Saratoga Dreamer continued to look as if she had a physical issue. . . I was there, on the scene having done a handicapping seminar before the first race. Nice group in attendance. By the way, the seminar will be avaiable for viewing by DRF readers on the Woodbine Website, in the archive section, beginning next Wednesday, Sept. 18, along with other seminars that were given during Woodbine's summer season. . .I should point out that Woodbine continues to support the concept of trying to really teach newcomers and veteran players something they can use to improve their game. While many other tracks say they want to do that, they give a lot of lip service to the concept. Instead of really providing players with good handicapping tools and wagering strategies that work, they set up their seminars where the guest speakers merely go through the racing card, which has some value, of course, but very little in the overall scheme of things. Bottom line: Other tracks should contact Woodbine and learn from their insightful approach. All the Best/Steve Davidowitz
martymar . More than 1 year ago
Great post, I normally attend woodbine Seminars unfortunately I was unable to attend yours. I'm hoping I get a chance to attend your seminar next time.
Gary Camejo More than 1 year ago
Nice horses, how they will adjust to those tight turns at Santa Anita is concern to me.