Montpelier Hunt Races
Montpelier Station, Virginia
Saturday, November 3, 2018

First Race
The Montpelier Foundation Cup    Allowance Flat    1 mile on the dirt
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1All Out of Aces 160Barry FoleyShannon Hill FarmNeil R. Morris 
2Trustifarian 160Willie McCarthyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 
3Sky Hy Star 140Teresa CroceSally E. HamlinCarl Rafter 

All Out of Aces went to the lead at once, maintained a comfortable margin to the quarter pole and drew away winning handily.

Winning Margin: 16   Winning Time: 1:38 1/5   Turf: muddy

All Out of Aces, dk.b./br. g. 2013, by Proud Citizen out of All in With Aces, by Quiet American. Bred by Dream On, Inc. (Ky)

Second Race
Purse $20,000    The Madison Plate    Ratings Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Mathayus (Ire) 151Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy$12,000
2Wigwam Baby 154Jack DoyleRiverdee StableJonathan E. Sheppard$3,600
3Curve of Stones 149Willie McCarthyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke$2,000
4Specialeyes 158Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$1,000
5Ack Feisty 158Kieran NorrisMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Neil R. Morris$800
6Perfect Union 157Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$600
7Norse Star (Ire) *148Bethany BaumgardnerThe Fields StableElizabeth Voss 
PUDisobedience 150Thomas GarnerDebra E. KachelRicky Hendriks 

Mathayus, Specialeyes and Wigwam Baby were on or near the pace until Mathayus separated from the others with a quarter mile to run and drew away in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 4   Winning Time: 4:52 2/5   Turf: yielding

Mathayus (Ire), b. g. 2013, by Scorpion (Ire) out of Prunelle (Ger), by Waky Nao (GB). Bred by Ms Deidre Connolly (Ire)

Third Race
Purse $15,000    The Battleship    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Jump to Juneau$15,000156Jack DoyleKMSN StableJonathan E. Sheppard$9,000
2Cotton Town$10,000*143Eric PoretzRobert J. MasielloTodd J. Wyatt$2,700
3Sugimoto$10,000148Ross GeraghtyEve LedyardRicky Hendriks$1,500
LRCaptain Dixie$10,000*143Bethany BaumgardnerGerard GalliganGerard Galligan 
PUMontauk Man 148Thomas GarnerROTA StableKatherine Neilson 
PUBibbo$15,000156Barry FoleyWilliam RussellNeil R. Morris 

Jump to Juneau set much of the pace and was joined by Cotton Town at the head of the stretch. These two battled the final furlong where Jump To Juneau proved narrowly best.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 5:00 3/5   Turf: yielding

Jump to Juneau, dk.b./br. g. 2013, by Fairbanks out of Tap the Sky, by Pleasant Tap. Bred by Kathleen Kunsman (Pa)

Fourth Race
Purse $15,000    The Liberty Cup    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Royal Ruse$12,500146Thomas GarnerSteinmetz Equine Holdings LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$9,000
2Jackson S$10,000142Graham WattersJames B. Steele, Jr.Cyril Murphy$2,700
3Benevolentdictator$10,000*130Bethany BaumgardnerSanna P. NeilsonSanna P. Neilson$1,500
4Fletched$15,000156Ross GeraghtyBlack and Blue StableForrest P. Kelly$750
PUGeyser$15,000147Jack DoyleRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 

Royal Ruse and Fletched waged a two horse race most of the way. With a quarter mile left Fletched dropped back, and Jackson S took up the chase but could not reach Royal Ruse, who won easily.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 4:57 2/5   Turf: yielding

Royal Ruse, dk.b./br. g. 2014, by Hat Trick (JPN) out of Royal Pleasure, by Royal Academy. Bred by Steinmetz Equine Holdings LLC (Ky)

Fifth Race
Purse $30,000    The Constitution Hurdle    Maiden Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Zeppelin Ride 148Ross GeraghtyJonathan E. Sheppard and Vince VarvarroJonathan E. Sheppard$18,000
2Makkadangdang 148Thomas GarnerBoudinot Farms LLCLeslie F. Young$5,400
3Mr Singh (GB) 154Jack DoyleMerriebelle Stable, LLCElizabeth Voss$3,000
4Bold Escape 136Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$1,500
5Gold Braid 148Graham WattersWilliam M. Russell & Yadkin FarmNeil R. Morris$1,200
6Magical Lemon *149Eric PoretzNancy RobertsSuzie O. Owings$900
PUBridge Builder 148Kieran NorrisCeltic Venture StableEva D. Smithwick 

Makkadangdang set the pace. Mr. Singh and Zeppelin Ride started to rally with three furlongs to run. Zeppelin Ride charged up the stretch and just got up in the final strides. This was trainer Jonathan Sheppard's third win on the card.

Winning Margin: head   Winning Time: 5:04 4/5   Turf: yielding

Zeppelin Ride, dk.b./br. g. 2014, by Tiznow out of Gold Dust, by Forest Wildcat. Bred by Doug Branham & Felicia Branham (Ky)

Sixth Race
Purse $25,000    The Montpelier Cup    Filly & Mare Allowance Hurdle     2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Mavourneen *150Bethany BaumgardnerGerard GalliganGerard Galligan$15,000
2Quarla 155Ross GeraghtyEve LedyardRicky Hendriks$4,500
3Inverness *136Keri BrionKMSN StableJonathan E. Sheppard$2,500
4Market Alley 141Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$1,250
5Euro Power 147Jack DoyleJustafarm RacingAnn Betsch$1,000
PUCrazy Bernice *142Eric PoretzBright Overlook and Flying Horse FarmJazz Napravnik 
PUAlways Summer (GB) 147Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
PUKanaka 147Kieran NorrisShannon Hill FarmJeff Murphy 

Crazy Bernice charged to the lead from the start with Inverness well off the pace the first time around. When Crazy Bernice retired, Inverness inherited a big lead. With three furlongs to run Inverness shortened strides and Mavourneen rallied to take the lead and won going away.

Winning Margin: 12 3/4   Winning Time: 4:56   Turf: yielding

Mavourneen, ch. m. 2010, by Langfuhr out of Rowdy, by Malibu Moon. Bred by Mary P. Voss (Md)

Seventh Race
Purse $40,000    The Noel Laing Stakes    Hurdle Hdcp Stakes    About 2 1/2 miles over Brush
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Winner Massagot (Fr) 144Thomas GarnerApple Equipment LLCRichard L. Valentine$24,000
2All the Way Jose 154Jack DoyleButtonwood FarmJonathan E. Sheppard$7,200
3Osmoz 144Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy$4,000
4Clarcam (Fr) 158Kieran NorrisRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$2,000
5Mercoeur (Fr) 144Barry FoleyMichael A. SmithLeslie F. Young$1,600
6Detroit Blues (GB) 148Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$1,200
FIndian Hawk (Ire) 148Eric PoretzIrvin S. NaylorLeslie F. Young 
FSchoodic 148Willie McCarthyEdith R. DixonJack Fisher 

Winner Massagot was far off the early pace, rallied to join All the Way Jose for the lead with a half mile to run, put All the Way Jose away approaching the last fence and romped home alone.

Winning Margin: 16   Winning Time: 5:27 1/5   Turf: yielding

Winner Massagot (Fr), ch. g. 2011, by Muhaymin out of Winnor (Fr), by Lesotho. Bred by Christian Baillet & Jean Luc Terrieres (Fr)