Barn Notes

Justin Phillip Sprints In Mr. Prospector

Posted Saturday, Jul 7, 2012


Steve Asmussen will also be represented in Sunday’s supporting stakes race with Justin Phillip and the Zayat Stables’ color bearer comes in to the six furlong sprint over the main track sporting triple digit Beyer Speed Figures in his last two outings.

            Moreover, the 101 number he racked up last out was in the Grade 2 True North Handicap when he was beaten only three-quarters of a length by the highly regarded Caixa Electronica. Leading rider Elvis Trujillo gets the call on Justin Phillip.

            The $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes has attracted a field of eight and the front-running Royal Currier is also dropping down from the True North. In four lifetime starts at Monmouth for trainer Patricia Farro, the 4-year-old son of Red Bullet has never finished out of the money and has won once here.

            The Mr. Prospector is the prep race for the $100,000 Teddy Drone Stakes, which will be one of the supporting stakes on the Haskell card.

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