Breeders’ Cup a Consideration for Consumer Spending

October 3, 2021

Cannon’s Roar Targeting Maryland Million Turf Following Laurel Dash

LAUREL, MD – Klaravich Stables Inc.’s Consumer Spending will be under consideration for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) following her impressive victory in the $150,000 Selima Saturday at Laurel Park.

Trainer Chad Brown said Sunday that the 2-year-old More Than Ready filly was doing well following her second consecutive victory and first in a stakes. Out of the Scat Daddy mare Siempre Mia, she made her first two starts this summer over the grass at Saratoga.

It was the second straight Selima win for Brown following Fluffy Socks at historic Pimlico Race Course. Fluffy Socks won the Jimmy Durante (G3) later last fall and was most recently third in the Aug. 21 Del Mar Oaks (G1).

“She’s certainly a horse with a bright future. She’s run really well in all three of her starts to date,” Brown said. “We’ll see what we do from here. The Juvenile Fillies Turf has to be considered at this point, given the way she won yesterday. We’ll see how she’s training this month.”

The one-mile Juvenile Fillies Turf will be run Nov. 5 at Del Mar. Brown has won five of the 12 editions of the race with Maram (2009), Lady Eli (2014), New Money Honey (2016), Rushing Fall (2017) and Newspaperofrecord (2018). Lady Eli in 2017 and Rushing Fall in 2020 would later be named female turf champions.

In 2019, Sharing won the Selima off a maiden victory and went on to upset the Juvenile Fillies Turf at odds of nearly 14-1 for trainer Graham Motion.

Consumer Spending, favored at 2-5 in the Selima, trailed all but one of her seven rivals through a half-mile and was still in need of room on the far turn before she was able to split horses and sprint clear in open ground, pulling away from the field even while jockey Victor Carrasco had her wrapped up nearing the wire.

“She ran well. On the turn there it didn’t look like she was doing much running at one point and I was concerned, but then she grabbed the bit again and finished strong,” Brown said. “All in all, it was an impressive performance.”

Cannon’s Roar Targeting Maryland Million Turf Following Laurel Dash

Taking Risks Stable’s Cannon’s Roar, a closing third by two necks in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash, will be pointed to a third straight appearance in the $100,000 Maryland Million Turf Oct. 23 at Laurel Park.

Though the outcome extended the 7-year-old gelding’s winless streak to six races, Cannon’s Roar has placed in four stakes during that stretch. Though he prefers going longer than the Dash’s 5 ½ furlongs, Cannon’s Roar owns one win, one second and four thirds in six tries at the distance.

Under Charlie Marquez, Cannon’s Roar bumped with Battle Station out of the gate and raced wide on the turn before being floated further out in the stretch and closing with a rush alongside runner-up Battle Station and winner Xy Speed.

“He shows up no matter what we do with him, it seems like, on the grass,” trainer Dale Capuano said Sunday. “He ran terrific. I figured he would run well. It’s a little short for him so we had to kind of take him out of his game but he ran great.”

Cannon’s Roar was second in the 2020 Maryland Million Turf, a length behind Pretty Good Year, and was seventh by 4 ½ lengths in 2019 following a troubled trip. He was also fourth in the 2018 Maryland Million Turf Starter Handicap.

“That will be our next spot. Hopefully, we’ll get him in the Maryland Million. Hopefully, he’s doing well coming up to the race and the weather’s good and it’ll all be good,” Capuano said. “It would be nice. He deserves to get a win like that.”

Capuano said stretching back out to the Turf’s 1 1/8-mile distance should benefit Cannon’s Roar.

“It works well for him because it really kind of sharpens him back up, so he’s a little bit more aggressive early in the race if we need to be,” he said. “This horse can pretty much do whatever you want, but it should set him up well for the next race.”

Notes: Trainer Mike Trombetta sent out two winners Sunday, Sunshineanrainbows ($5.40) in Race 2 and Tidal Waters ($6.40) in Race 5 … There will be carryovers of $3,178.40 in the $1 Super Hi-5 and $3,056.67 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 when live racing returns to Laurel Thursday, Oct. 7. The nine-race program begins at 12:40 p.m.

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