New Mexico Invader Slammed Tops Thoroughbred Club of America Field

October 5, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Fincher Racing, Brad King and Suzanne Kirby’s Slammed, runner-up in the Rancho Bernardo (G3) at Del Mar in her most recent start, heads a field of nine fillies and mares entered Wednesday for the 42nd running of Saturday’s $350,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland.

The Thoroughbred Club of America is a “Win and You’re In” race for the 16th running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) to be run here Nov. 5. The TCA will go as the seventh race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 4:10 p.m. ET post time. First post is 1 p.m.

Three horses have won the Thoroughbred Club of America and came back a few weeks later to win the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint with the most recent being Groupie Doll in 2012.

Trained by Todd Fincher, Slammed dominated state-bred competition in New Mexico by winning five restricted stakes before going to Del Mar this summer. At Del Mar, she posted an allowance victory before running second in the Rancho Bernardo behind Edgeway, runner-up in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

Slammed, who has worked three times at Churchill Downs since coming east from Del Mar, will be ridden by Florent Geroux and exit post position seven in the TCA.

The field for the Thoroughbred Club of America, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Li’l Tootsie (Edgar Morales, 120), Palm Cottage (Flavien Prat, 120), Club Car (Irad Ortiz Jr., 120), Carribean Caper (Jose Ortiz, 120), Sconsin (Tyler Gaffalione, 122), Liberty M D (Julien Leparoux, 120), Slammed (Geroux, 120), Joyful Cadence (Rey Gutierrez, 120), Happy Soul (John Velazquez, 118).

Keeneland Press Release

Photo: Slammed (inside) just misses the win in the G3 Rancho Bernardo (Ernie Belmonte)

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