Mount Up Steps up in Class in $300K Harrods Creek

September 17, 2023

Churchill Downs Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— St. Elias Stable, West Point Thoroughbreds and Robert Masiello’s ultra-consistent Mount Up, a recent allowance winner at Saratoga, headlines a field of seven 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s third running of the $300,000 Harrods Creek Stakes.

The seven-furlong Harrods Creek is one of four stakes events on the Saturday program. First post is 6 p.m. and the Harrods Creek will go as Race 8 at 9:39 p.m. The other stakes on the “Downs After Dark” card are the $300,000 Dogwood (GIII), $300,000 Bourbon Trail and $175,000 Seneca Overnight Stakes.

Mount Up, trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, has never finished worse than second in four career starts. The son of Army Mule broke his maiden by a scant nose in late June at Belmont Park. One month later, Mount Up was second best in a first-level allowance event at Saratoga behind Slip Mahoney, a multiple stakes-placed Brad Cox trainee. Mount Up returned to the same allowance condition Aug. 20 and defeated nine rivals by a half-length. Mount Up will be ridden by Emisael Jaramillo from post No. 5.

Another Saratoga allowance winner that entered the Harrods Creek is Qatar Racing’s Everso Mischievous. Like Mount Up, Everso Mischievous has yet to finish worse than second in four starts. Trained by Brad Cox, Everso Mischievous broke his maiden on Kentucky Derby Day by 2 ¼ lengths. Following that race, the son of Into Mischief battled Heartbreaker in a first-level allowance contest at Ellis Park but finished second by a head at odds of 2-5. Everso Mischievous shipped north to Cox’s Saratoga string where he narrowly defeated Cape Trafalgar and eight other rivals by a neck. Jockey Cristian Torres has the mount from post 6.

Here is the complete field for the Harrods Creek from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Bourbon Bash (Jaime Torres, Wayne Lukas); Determinedly (Francisco Arrieta, Mark Casse); Loyal Company (Declan Cannon, Brendan Walsh); Bouncer (Ricardo Santana Jr., Mark Casse); Mount Up (Emisael Jaramillo, Todd Pletcher); Everso Mischievous (Torres, Cox); and Praetorian Guard (James Graham, Lou Linder).

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