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Hawthorne: Disposablepleasure gives Pletcher another Sixty Sails
By Marcus Hersh
STICKNEY, Ill. – Considering how little his day-to-day has to do with Chicago racing, Todd Pletcher has carved quite a niche in the Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap. Pletcher won his fourth Sixty Sails on Saturday with Disposablepleasure, who, like his previous race winners, Fleet Indian and Life At Ten, looked like a very progressive horse winning here at Hawthorne.
Racing three wide the entire trip under Javier Castellano, Disposablepleasure burst to the lead at the three-sixteenths pole and quickly blew the Sixty Sails wide open, running off to a 3 1/2-length victory over the accomplished filly Brushed by a Star. Disposablepleasure, a 4-year-old filly by Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, now is 2 for 2 in 2013 after losing all seven of her starts last year.
“I didn’t want any trouble, since I thought I was on the best horse in the race,” said winning rider Javier Castellano. “She won easily. She’s pretty sharp. She galloped out really well. I was impressed with her.”
Devious Intent, pressed lightly by Little Ms Protocol, set splits of 23.89 seconds for the quarter and 48.51 to the half while Disposablepleasure and Castellano waited in third, and when Castellano asked his mount to go on, she quickly collared the pace-setting pair, ducking briefly to the inside while making the lead. Brushed by a Star, who raced inside and behind the lead group much of the trip, came outside for a stretch rally, but lost ground the final furlong to the winner and was a well beaten second while six lengths clear of third-place Little Ms Protocol. The winner was timed in 1:50.19 for one and one-eighth miles.
“It seems like she’s kind of improved with age,” said assistant trainer Ginny DePasquale, who saddled Disposablepleasure. “She’s matured a little bit, and she’s more relaxed now.”
Disposablepleasure, owned by Glencrest Farm, was a $45,000 yearling buy whose bankroll stands at $505,460 after picking up the $120,000 winner’s share of the Sixty Sails’s $200,000 purse. Saturday’s victory, the fourth of her career, was her first stakes win since the Grade 2 Demoiselle in November 2011.
Hi! This video worked fine. Thank you! Lise from Maine
Hi! Another Pletcher win. I have problems with him as he is known to medicate his horses. This is a very grave concern for me. Unfair advantage? Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe I need some education regarding this or maybe not. Medicating horse needlessly is not kosher in my humble opinion not that Pletcher does this but he is known to medicate his horses. The horse must come first. The horse should win based on merit and not medication. Barbaro did and his owners are against needless medicating. I don't bet on Pletcher's horses for this reason. Thank you! Lise from Maine
does any one know hawthorns address I would like to send the stewards there some glasses..what a joke...they are.
Great job by Disposablepleasure who although her mom is chestnut there is a lot of gray in there from Giacomo and BM sire With Approval. Wished Brushed By A Star was put on the lead or pace pressing as she did previously. Spotting great gallopers like Joyful Victory and Disposablepleasure open lengths early is too much to overcome.
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