Colonial Downs
New Kent County, Virginia
Monday, August 10, 2020

Purse $20,000    Maiden Hurdle    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1French Light (Fr) 154Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorJonathan E. Sheppard$12,000
2Mr. Bridger 154Thomas GarnerClarke OhrstromRichard L. Valentine$3,800
3Battle in Seattle (Fr) 154Bernard DaltonKatherine S. NeilsonKatherine S. Neilson$2,000
4Douglas Road 154Sean McDermottRiverdee StableTodd J. Wyatt$1,400
5Eryx 154Kieran NorrisSara E. ColletteMadison F. Meyers$800
6Topsfield 148Michael MitchellMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher$800
7Zen's Land *149Archie MacAuleyEllerslie FarmEdward Mulligan$800
8Georgie Hyphen (Ire) 154Barry FoleyTerry Whittier and Bourke RacingDavid M. Bourke$800

French Light was content to let the others set the pace, started to advance after the last fence, made a bold move around the turn and won as his rider pleased. Mr. Bridger set the pace to the head of the stretch. Battle In Seattle was never far from the leaders but was third best.

Winning Margin: 5   Winning Time: 3:42.92   Turf: firm

French Light (Fr), b. g. 2015, by Muhtathir (GB) out of First Light (Ger), by Big Shuffle. Bred by Gabriele Lux (Fr)

Purse $20,000    Maiden Hurdle    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Baltimore Bucko (GB) 148Gerard GalliganButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$12,000
2Rambaldi (Ire) 148Thomas GarnerSilverton Hill LLCLeslie F. Young$3,600
3Sea Mast 148Kieran NorrisMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine$2,000
4Telegram 148Ross GeraghtyStone FarmElizabeth Voss$1,400
5You're No Better (GB) *149Archie MacAuleyArmata StablesRicky Hendriks$800
FShrove Tuesday 144Barry FoleyMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Neil R. Morris$800
PUManton Warrior (Ire) *149Skylar McKennaIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson$800

Baltimore Bucko was rated off the pace, moved into contention at the last fence, advanced around the turn to take the lead in the stretch and drew away. Rambaldi and Sea Mast were both off the pace and rallied to battle for second to the finish where Rambaldi was narrowlybetter by a head for second..

Winning Margin: 4 1/2   Winning Time: 3:44.96   Turf: firm

Baltimore Bucko (GB), b. g. 2016, by Sholokhov (Ire) out of She Ranks Me (Ire), by Golan (Ire). Bred by Mrs. L. Suenson-Taylor (GB)

Third Race
Purse $15,000    Ratings Hurdle 110 or Lower    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Elmutahid 154Bernard DaltonDiana GillamJeremy J. Gillam$9,000
2Mavourneen *148Bethany BaumgardnerBethany BaumgardnerBethany Baumgardner$2,700
3Inverness 154Thomas GarnerKMSN StableKeri Brion$1,500
4Brooklyn Speights 154Ross GeraghtyTurks Head TurfFenneka T. Bentley$1,050
5Hyperlapse (Ire) 154Gerard GalliganWest Grove VentureJonathan E. Sheppard$800
6Aardwolf 155Sean McDermottSouth Branch Equine LLCSean McDermott$800
7My Own Lane 154Barry FoleyPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris$800
8Five Carat Cat *149Archie MacAuleyHurricana FarmArch Kingsley, Jr.$800
PUShark Du Berlais (Fr) 154Michael MitchellDASH StableJack Fisher$800

Elmutahid made a move from far back around the turn, made the lead in the strtch and won handily. Mavourneen went to the lead at once and held that position until Elmutahid made his winning run to the front. Inverness closed well for third.

Winning Margin: 5 1/4   Winning Time: 3:42.92   Turf: firm

Elmutahid, dk.b./br. g. 2010, by Street Cry (Ire) out of Alwajeeha, by Dixieland Band. Bred by Shadwell Farm, LLC (Ky)