WOODBINE Nashtrick looms large off de­but win

Daily Racing Form National Digital Edition - - Front Page - By Ron Gierkink

ETOBICOKE, On­tario – The good-look­ing de­but win­ner Nashtrick will jump up to stakes com­pany Sun­day at Woodbine in the Grade 1, $250,000 Sum­mer, a Breed­ers’ Cup Win and You’re In qual­i­fier for the Ju­ve­nile Turf.

Af­ter act­ing up at the gate in his de­but over about seven fur­longs on good turf Aug. 24, Nashtrick bat­tled three wide for the lead on the turn be­fore draw­ing off to pre­vail by 3 1/2 lengths.

“I was very im­pressed with his first race,” trainer Josie Car­roll said.

Last week­end, Nashtrick worked strongly over the main turf course with sta­ble­mate and fel­low Sum­mer en­trant Avie’s Flat­ter, cov­er­ing a half-mile in 47.60 sec­onds.

A field of 13 was drawn for the one-mile Sum­mer. Along with the Grade 1 Natalma, it’s the co-feature on an 11-race card that has one other stakes, the $100,000 Vice Re­gent.


Nashtrick, by Hat Trick Beyer: 68

◗ Car­roll has won the Sum­mer once, with Bach­e­lor Blues in 2003.

Avie’s Flat­ter, by Flat­ter Beyer: 70

◗ He won his only race com­fort­ably in a five-fur­long maiden spe­cial on the Tapeta on Aug. 12.

“Avie’s Flat­ter worked ex­tremely well on the turf the other day,” Car­roll said. “We hadn’t seen him on the turf yet, so I wanted to see what he’d do.”

Jun­gle War­rior, by An­i­mal King­dom Beyer: 66

◗ Af­ter break­ing a tad slowly Aug. 4, he ral­lied wide from sixth to grad­u­ate in a six­fur­long maiden spe­cial on turf. He worked a bul­let five-eighths over the course on Sept. 8.

“I like the way he’s go­ing for this race,” trainer Sid At­tard said. “He worked very well on the turf. I don’t think [the mile] will bother him. He’s a nice horse to rate.”

Fog of War, by War Front Beyer: 77

◗ The Chad Brown-trained $400,000 year­ling pur­chase de­feated two next-out win­ners when notch­ing his de­but in a maiden spe­cial weight turf sprint Aug. 13 at Saratoga.

Fed­eral Law, by Scat Daddy

◗ The lone Euro­pean ship­per in the lineup is adding blinkers and Lasix off a sec­ond as the fa­vorite in an al­lowance at Chelms­ford. He was pre­vi­ously sev­enth in the Group 2 Vin­tage Stakes at Good­wood.

Wal­lace, by Run Away and Hide Last 3 Bey­ers: 80-56-57

◗ He made quite a splash when switch­ing from Tapeta to the turf here Aug. 26, lead­ing through­out the six-fur­long Soar­ing Free Stakes over yield­ing ground. He’s since been sold for the sec­ond time, go­ing from Sid At­tard to trainer Kelsey Dan­ner.

Vice Re­gent Stakes

The one-mile Vice Re­gent Stakes for On­tario-sired 3-yearolds in­cludes Bold Ruckus Stakes win­ner Eskim­inzin, who could be vul­ner­a­ble on the turn­back from a gut-wrench­ing fourth in the 1 1/2-mile Breed­ers’ Stakes. The log­i­cal al­ter­na­tives in the seven-horse field are re­cent On­tario-sired al­lowance win­ners Silent Poet and Royal Laser.

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