With John Velazquez in the irons Wolfie’s Dynaghost dominated in the Twinspires Kentucky Cup Classic. (Jenny Doyle/Past The Wire)
Turfway Park Press Release
FLORENCE, Ky.— Woodslane Farm’s Wolfie’s Dynaghost remained a perfect 3-for-3 over the synthetic surface with a convincing 2 1⁄4-length victory in the $299,600 TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic (Listed).
Ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, Wolfie’s Dynaghost completed 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.09.
Wolfie’s Dynaghost broke sharply from the starting gate and sat second into the first turn, just outside of Two Birds. Velazquez and Wolfie’s Dynaghost poked their head in front at the half-mile pole and never gave up the lead. At the top of the lane, 9- 1 longshot Verstappen attempted to make a run at the Wolfie’s Dynaghost but proved to be second best.
Trained by Jonathan Thomas, Wolfie’s Dynaghost returned $7.08, $4.20 and $3.70. Verstappen, ridden by Declan Cannon, paid $7.44 and $4.58 while King Cause finished third and paid $5.64.
Multiple Grade I winner Santin had a troubled beginning and checked in fourth followed in order by Founder, Two Birds, Richiesgotgame, Wentru, Camp Hope and Ocean Atlantique.
Wolfie’s Dynaghost improved his career mark to 19-7-2-4 with solid purse earnings of $586,805. The talented 5-year-old son of Ghostzapper was bred in Kentucky by his owner.