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Breeders' Cup Winner Wrote Prepped For Monmouth Stakes

Posted Saturday, Jun 8, 2013



Oceanport, New Jersey will join Ireland, Kentucky, Dubai, and Great Britain on the list of places where 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote has competed over the course of his career when he goes postward in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes.

Wrote has finished in the money in seven of his nine career starts, while keeping solid company in Group events such as the U.A.E Derby, the 2000 Irish Guineas, and the St. James’s Palace Stakes. A 4-year-old Irish bred colt by High Chaparral, Wrote has earned over $800,000 in his career, and trainer Andrew Mitchell believes that Wrote, who came under Mitchell’s care just over a month ago after he was privately purchased, can add to that number in the mile and an eighth Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Sunday.

            “We worked him at the beginning of the week and he looks really good and healthy,” Mitchell said of Wrote, who breezed four furlongs in :54 on Tuesday.  “He’s a Breeder’s Cup winner and he’s doing everything I ask effortlessly, so we really like where we are with him and we like our chances in the Monmouth.”   

            As for tactics, Mitchell is sure of his plan for Sunday’s $200,000 turf test.

            “We hope to break well and sit right off the pace, about three back, inside off the rail,” Mitchell said. “That’s right where he likes to be.”

            Monmouth Park’s 2012 leading jockey Elvis Trujillo gets the call on Wrote for the Monmouth Stakes. The first time team will have to fend off 5-2 morning line favorite Boisterous and jockey John Velazquez who goes for trainer Shug McGaughey.


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