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Cyberknife sets track record with exciting Haskell win


In the better part of 50 years, gold He traveled from his home in New Jersey to Monmouth Park umpteenth.

Saw more versions TVG.com Haskell stakes In 66 years of his life on this earth more than he can remember.

So, when he bought his first horse about 15 years ago, he had some wild dreams about winning a Haskell Prize. However, he’s come to realize, through all his playing years, that dreams and reality don’t often converge.

But they did it on July 23.

Cyberknifeson gun runner Named after a surgical instrument that eliminated Gould’s prostate cancer, I wrote a new chapter in Gould’s relationship with Monmouth Park – the path he calls home away from home – as he moved forcefully along the rail in the extension and rose to the head triumph over Bob Baffertcoaches Kind At $1,017,500 Haskell. In doing so, he set a track record time of 1:46.24 for 1 1/8 miles.

“I have a lot of great memories here and this is the best horse I’ve ever had. It’s his second row in the first row,” said Gould, who races under the Gold Square banner and now lives in Florida and Saratoga Springs, New York. No words can describe it.”

With 7-10 favourites Jack Christopher Weak in the final finish and finish third, Haskell’s back-to-back wins for coach Brad Cox And the knight Florent Giroud (Who won a year ago by disqualification with Mandaloun) added more confusion to a 3-year-old section containing 80.80-1 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve winner Rich Strikea Preakness classes winner early voting Who will run July 30 in Jim Dandy Stakesand Belmont classes offered by NYRA Bets winner Mu. Donegal Who will miss the stadiums and will miss the Breeders’ Cup due to bruises in the bones.

You can now add Cyberknife to this mix of title contenders. The colt won in Arkansas Derby To give Gold his first first-class win as owner. Next is a truck ride to Saratoga Race CourseThe chestnut colt is expected to be operational in August. 27 Runhappy Travers Stakeswho promises to have a big say in who will crown the 3-year-old champion.

“He has a very good racing record, and if he keeps going, he will be contending for the 3-year-old champ,” Cox said of a 3-year-old who was 18.The tenth In the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve but won a race Matt Wayne Stix in its last beginning. “He has some work to do, but hopefully he will be a horse with his name in the hat at the end of the year. I think he can get a mile and a quarter (travers distance).”

The late summer and fall classics will hold special meaning for Cyberknife as he’s willing to take a $1 million bounty from BetMakers if he can add to a victory in both Travers and Nov. 5 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic in kenland. Winner of five out of nine starts with winnings of $1,596,520, Cyberknife earns a free spot in the Classic until Saturday’s victory via Challenge series “Win while you are in”.

Jack Christopher and his coach Chad Brown She was the center of attention when the eight novices entered the gate. Brown had already matched Todd BleacherHe hit the feat on the 2016 Haskell card with five wins and was bidding for a sixth and sweep of Monmouth’s five tiered stakes with the undefeated favorite making his debut in the two turns.

After a half mile in: 46.96, Jack Christopher came in second with a length of 56-1 Benevengo. In the middle of the turn, after six furlongs at 1:09.93, Christopher Jack and Jose Ortiz They made their move and held a short lead Howl time in the quarter pole. However, behind them, both Cyberknife and Runhappy Santa Anita Derby The winner was kind and fast.

With Howling Wolf slipping back to fourth, Cyberknife moved along with Jack Christopher on the inside and Taiba on the outside in the middle of the distance. The favorites couldn’t keep up with the final race, and the fight fell to Cyberknife and Thebes scrambling to get to the wire first, with Cyberknife the nod as a fourth choice 7.80-1.

“I had great confidence in this horse,” Giroud said. “I had a lot of horses under me. He has his foot spinning like a grass horse on dirt.”

good gripping Mike SmithHe made his first appearance since he ranked twelfthThe tenth At the Kentucky Derby, he was reunited with Baffert, who returned to his stable earlier this month after serving a 90-day suspension for a Medina Spirit drug violation and disqualification in the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

“He’s still learning,” Smith said of Gun Runner’s son, who started his fourth career on Saturday. “I had him on the inside and couldn’t get him to run there for nothing, so I had to swing him outside and then had a great race. I thought I would win.”

If Thebes moves to Travers, he will need a different coach as Baffert has been suspended from racing at the Racing Association’s New York circuits until January.

For Jack Christopher, who was two lengths behind Thebes and had never gone over a mile until Saturday, August is. The 27 furlong H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes looms in Saratoga as the next target.

“It felt very good turning home,” Brown said after losing his 3-year-old son in five games. “I thought it was a beautiful ride, but at the end of the day, I thought he put in fair parts. It’s so simple we have to cut it. Hats off to the winner. He looked like a bit of a real threat to the entire race.”

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