Nakatomi Brings Perfect Keeneland Record to G3 Commonwealth

April 5, 2023

Nakatomi wins an allowance optional claimer Nov. 5, 2022 at Keeneland (Coady Photography)

Keeneland Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Marc Detampel, Qatar Racing and Bottle Rocket Stable’s Nakatomi, who is undefeated in three Keeneland starts, heads a field of 10 4-year-olds and up entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 36th running of the $300,000 Commonwealth (G3) going 7 furlongs on the main track.

The Commonwealth will go as the afternoon’s fifth race with a 2:50 p.m. ET post time.

Trained by Wesley Ward, Nakatomi broke his maiden at first asking here in the spring of 2021 and followed that up with a win in the 2021 Bowman Mill and then a score in an allowance race on last year’s Breeders’ Cup program.

Third in the Tom Fool (G3) in his most recent start, Nakatomi will be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione and break from post two.

Get Her Number wins the American Pharoah as a two-year-old in 2020 (Ernie Belmonte/Past The Wire)

Invading from California is Gary Barber’s Get Her Number for trainer Peter Miller.

Winner of the American Pharoah (G1) in 2020 as a 2-year-old, Get Her Number has two runner-up finishes in Grade 1 events and most recently was third as the favorite in the San Carlos (G3) at Santa Anita. Joel Rosario has the mount and will break from post position three.

The field for the Commonwealth, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Hoist the Gold (Brian Hernandez Jr., 118 pounds), Nakatomi (Gaffalione, 118), Get Her Number (Rosario, 118), Heart Rhythm (Rafael Bejarano, 118), Legionnaire (Javier Castellano, 118), Spankster (David Cabrera, 118), Run Classic (Rey Gutierrez, 118), Pro Oxidant (Corey Lanerie, 118), Here Mi Song (Alex Achard, 118), Long Range Toddy (Junior Alvarado, 118).

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