Thomas Amos-trained No Parole rushed up to take the lead from Moonachie just after breaking and never looked back in the closer at Oaklawn Park Friday. Under Joe Talamo the 3-year-old bay colt put in a swift first quarter of :21.59 for an easy 2 3/4-length win over American Butterfly (American Pharoah) scoring a speed figure of 108.
Breaking his maiden on first asking on December 15, 2019, the Louisiana-bred dominated the Fair Grounds winning his first two starts by a combined 27 1/2 lengths, all racing with solid Equibase speed figures of 98 and 102. He cruised to a 6 1/2-length win in the state-bred restricted Premier Night Prince Stakes at Delta Downs on February 8, 2020. After a concerning finish off-the-board in the G2 Rebel Stakes March 14, No Parole was the even-money choice on the card Friday at Oaklawn in the Allowance Optional Claimer.
The son of Violence out of Bluegrass Cat mare Plus One, bred by Coteau Grove Farms, was purchased by Maggi Moss and Greg Tramontin for $75,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling sale. No Patrol now has a respectable Lifetime Record of 5: 4-0-0.
With three wins at six furlongs and one at a mile, No Parole seems more comfortable in a one-turn contest. Owner Moss stated last week, “I have no less confidence in the horse. I have always felt he’s a brilliant sprinter.”
Moss and Amos had hopes for Churchill Downs’ G3 Pat Day Mile for No Parole until Kentucky Derby week’s stakes were shifted to September. After his tuneup in the Allowance Optional Claiming race the next step for the wiley colt could be a stakes race on May 16 at Gulfstream or perhaps back to Louisiana for stakes action at Evangeline Downs in early June to prepare for another graded stakes.
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Photo: No Parole wins the Louisiana Premier Night Prince. Credit: Coady Photography