09/14/2014 8:55PM

Wake Up Nick's unbeaten streak hits five in Barretts Juvenile

Benoit & Associates
Wake Up Nick is now 5 for 5, the most wins by a 2-year-old this season, after winning the Barretts Juvenile.

CYPRESS, Calif. – Wake Up Nick might not be the best 2-year-old in North America, but after winning the $103,900 Barretts Juvenile on Sunday at Los Alamitos, he has won more races (five) than any juvenile on the continent.

Wake Up Nick is 5 for 5 after taking the 6 1/2-furlong race by 2 3/4  lengths over Rowdy Dylan.

 The race was not pretty. Rowdy Dylan threw a fit behind the gate, and unseated jockey Edwin Maldonado. Rowdy Dylan was corralled and reloaded, during which time favoritism switched from Rowdy Dylan to Wake Up Nick.

 Wake Up Nick ($4.20) overcame trouble. Not quick, he raced inside, and got shuffled out of position on the turn. After his mount dropped  back to seventh on the turn, jockey Elvis Trujillo stayed busy, Wake Up Nick split horses in the lane, and rallied to win in 1:17.60.

 The victory gave trainer Doug O’Neill a sweep of the weekend stakes at Los Alamitos. He won the Barretts Debutante on Saturday with Sharla Rae.

 Wake Up Nick is owned by Paul Reddam, who said the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita would be the next start for the son of Cindago. Wake Up Nick's previous stakes wins were the Santa Anita Juvenile, and two statebred stakes at Del Mar - the Graduation and I'm Smokin. He has earned $308,784.

 Rowdy Dylan, after misbehaving behind the gate, raced midpack and finished in the middle of the track to somehow salvage second.

Completing the order of finish was third-place Top Drawer, followed in order by Zendai, Colorado Strong, Peradventure, Doc Charney, and Matty’s Tribal.

 Only two other North American-based 2-year-olds have won four races. Conquest Tsunami won four at Woodbine; Trackattacker won four at Emerald Downs.


Cover2 More than 1 year ago
one to five at this point to take yum brands ?
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Paul Reddam is one of the biggest dirtbags in racing if not the country. The majority of his fortune is obtained through predatory lending that preys on those going through already tough times in life. His loans are structured with front loaded 400+% rates. A 3,000 dollar loan will cost the already struggling borrower approx. 14,000 to pay off. No I am not one such borrower, or even close to it.. But the fact is scum predators like this are bottom feeders of the highest degree and should be treated as such. Don't believe me do the homework. I am a capitalist at heart but this type of greed is just wrong on so many levels. Sorry for the rant, but the guy is scum.
Oliver Zamora More than 1 year ago
Business is business If lending money in his business and people need it at that time that's his business... I do not see any wrong doing...
William Norton More than 1 year ago
Like Pat V. said when he rode for this skank, "make the Cash Call!". LOL.
Mike Puder-Ramirez More than 1 year ago
Looks like Redam Racing has dumped Mario Gutierrez.
Alejandro Anza More than 1 year ago
Mario is in Canada doing migration stuff.
Cover2 More than 1 year ago
I figured back to hastings, dby win did wonders.....prkna too
Michael More than 1 year ago
that was a really weird race, Wake Up Nick did everything wrong in that race, but he still won going away. This is a very good 2 year-old, not the Triple-Crown type, but a great sprinter.
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Is he next Chrome, Probably not