Today’s focus: Rags ($5,500 buy) to riches (Juv Fillies Turf) California Angel
Note: California Angel won a $135,000 maiden race at Kentucky Downs Sept. 8 and Keeneland’s Grade 2 Jessamine
Meet Indiana Grand-based trainer George Leonard
Isabel Leonard knows odds her husband is bucking
California Angel’s owner Chris Walsh of Columbus, Ind.
California Chrome trainer Art Sherman comes for a visit
Doug O’Neill on Hot Rod Charlie, the Kentucky Derby third-place finisher who was second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 94-1. Now he’s 4-1 in the $6 million BC Classic, where he’ll meet last year’s Juv winner Essential Quality along Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Medina Spirit and the leading older horses
Todd Pletcher on Shadwell Farm’s 2021 Kentucky Oaks winner Malathaat (BC Distaff)
Kenny McPeek on Tiz the Bomb (winner of Ellis Park maiden race, $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile and Keeneland’s G2 Bourbon) and the BC Juvenile Turf. BTW: Kenny plans to have Tiz the Bomb on the Derby Trail next year
Mark Casse on super-mare Got Stormy (back in Breeders’ Cup Mile after finishing 6th in Kentucky Downs’ $1 million FanDuel Turf Sprint following her second victory in Saratoga’s G1 Fourstardave)
Dallas Stewart on the late-running G1 Alcibiades third Sequest (BC Juvenile Fillies)
Virginia media: Sequest won her debut at Colonial Downs, then was fourth in G1 Hopeful at Saratoga before Keeneland’s Alcibiades
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HBPA Press Release