Montpelier Hunt Races
Montpelier Station, Virginia
Saturday, November 2, 2019

First Race
The Montpelier Foundation Cup    Va Bred or Sired Training Flat    1 mile on the dirt
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Tolaga Bay 140Skylar McKennaMark W. Buyck, Jr.Arch Kingsley, Jr. 
2Speed Alert ***127Sophie HeneliusBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
3Arkadag *150Paul O'NeillLisa NelmsDavid M. Bourke 
4Lily Lake ***127Zoe ValvoNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
5Ready Set Shop 147Barry FoleyNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
5Ritual Way 152Graham WattersRiverview Farm, Inc.Neil R. Morris 

Tolaga Bay led from the start and won in hand.

Winning Margin: 4   Winning Time: 1:39 2/5   Turf: fast

Tolaga Bay, dk.b./br. r. 2016, by Fierce Wind out of Feraless Bay, by Pleasant Tap. Bred by Susan Minor (Va)

Second Race
Purse $20,000    The Madison Plate    Ratings Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Aydoun (Ire) *153Archie MacAuleyMark W. Buyck, Jr.Arch Kingsley, Jr.$12,000
2Ack Feisty 156Michael MitchellMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Neil R. Morris$3,600
3Change Maker 151Ross GeraghtyStephany W. S. HarperAlicia S. Murphy$2,000
4Paddy's Crown 157Jack DoyleMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine$1,000
5Mathayus (Ire) 153Darren NagleIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy$800
6Mutin (Fr) 158Kieran NorrisKinross FarmJulie Gomena$600
7First Friday ***144Bryan CullinaneBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
8Junonia 153Graham WattersKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
9Bullet Star 152Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
PUL'aigle Royal (Ger) *153Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 
PUDisobedience ***139Elizabeth ScullyElizabeth ScullyRicky Hendriks 

Aydoun raced in a group that was reserved off the pace set by Bullet Star, rallied to the front approaching the next to last fence and easily held off Ack Feisty, who rallied for the place.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 4:40   Turf: good

Aydoun (Ire), ch. g. 2013, by Mastercraftsman (Ire) out of Alaya (Ire), by Ela-Man-Mou (Ire). Bred by His Highness the Aga Khan's Studs S.C. (Ire)

Third Race
Purse $15,000    The Battleship    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Attracting$15,000152Darren NagleJonathan E. Sheppard and Vincent VarvarroJonathan E. Sheppard$9,000
2Dream Verse (Ire)$15,000156Bernard DaltonAtlanta Hall LLCElizabeth Voss$2,700
3Be Somebody$15,000156Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$1,500
4A Day in Paradise$15,000156Graham WattersPathFinder Racing and Devant LathamNeil R. Morris$750
5Masquerader$12,500148Kieran NorrisBallyerin Racing LLCMadison F. Meyers$600
6Cheetah Beach$15,000144Ross GeraghtyWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks$450
7Trustifarian$15,000*151Paul O'NeillS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 
PULucky Soul$15,000156Jack DoyleMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.William Dowling 
PUHollywood Strike$10,000148Michael MitchellIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson 

Attracting was reserved off the early pace, advanced down the back side and battled Dream Verse around the last turn and to the finish where he proved best.

Winning Margin: 1 1/4   Winning Time: 5:02 3/5   Turf: good

Attracting, dk.b./br. g. 2015, by Denman (Aus) out of Seducing, by Citidancer. Bred by Jonathan E. Sheppard (Pa)

Fourth Race
Purse $15,000    The Constitution    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1I Am Not Here (Ire)$15,000156Jack DoyleKristian J. StrangewayTodd J. Wyatt$9,000
2Summer Vow$15,000136Ross GeraghtyC Black Cloud Racing Stable, LLC (Mark Esposito)Ricky Hendriks$2,700
3He'll Do$12,500144Graham WattersSanna Neilson and John L. HuganirSanna P. Neilson$1,500
4Colonel Moorhead$15,000152Gerard GalliganButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$750
5Five Carat Cat$12,500*147Archie MacAuleyHurricana FarmArch Kingsley, Jr.$600
6Ace of Diamonds (Ire)$15,000156Kieran NorrisColvin G. RyanJulie Gomena$450
7Sir Luca Richard$15,000*151Brian LinehanMichael L. LeafMichael L. Leaf 
8I Wrote the Script$10,000***138Bryan CullinaneKaren J. Jones and Mackenzie TaylorSam Cockburn 
9Super Artist$15,000152Eric PoretzBlythe Miller Davies and Charles NoellJoseph G. Davies 
LREleven It Is$15,000156Michael MitchellNorthwoods StableJack Fisher 

I Am Not Here led most of the early stages of the race with I Wrote the Script. With a half mile to run I Wrote the Script dropped back and Summer Vow took up the chase but did not threaten the winner, who won easily.

Winning Margin: 5   Winning Time: 4:49 4/5   Turf: good

I Am Not Here (Ire), b. g. 2011, by Amadeus Wolf (GB) out of Newgate Lodge (Ire), by Namid (GB). Bred by John Reilly (Ire)

Fifth Race
Purse $25,000    The Marion DuPont Scott Memorial    Filly & Mare Allowance Hurdle     2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Eve's City 140Ross GeraghtyMagalen O. BryantDoug Fout$15,000
2Down Royal 147Bernard DaltonJoseph F. Fowler, Jr.Kate Dalton$4,500
3Inverness 155Jack DoyleKMSN StableKeri Brion$2,500
4Samurai Song 143Darren NagleButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$1,250
5Ciboure (Fr) 147Gerard GalliganHudson River FarmsJonathan E. Sheppard$1,000
6Lela's Gift 155Kieran NorrisTimber Town Stable LLCMadison F. Meyers$750
7Go as You Please 143Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
8Classic Spring 143Graham WattersRhonda L. and Kory CornumMadison F. Meyers 

Down Royal set the pace with Eve's City in her shadow. Eve's City took sole possession of the lead on the backside and held off Down Royal and Inverness up the stretch.

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 4:51 1/5   Turf: good

Eve's City, gr./ro. f. 2016, by Temple City out of Ptarmigan, by Unbridled Jet. Bred by Magalen O. Bryant (Ky)

Sixth Race
Purse $30,000    The Montpelier Cup    Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle    2 3/8 Miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Anticipating 150Darren NagleSherry L. FenwickJonathan E. Sheppard$18,000
2Decisive Triumph 154Willie McCarthyPort Lairge Stables and Holwood StableMark Beecher$5,400
3Deposit 150Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$3,000
4Mr. Fine Threads 154Michael MitchellSharon E. SheppardWilliam B. Santoro$1,500
5Withoutmoreado (Ire) 154Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson$1,200
6Eryx 154Kieran NorrisSara E. ColletteJulie Gomena$900
7Huyana 150Eric PoretzEHB RacingJoseph G. Davies 
8Crimson Hayes 154Kieran NorrisBallyerin Racing LLCMadison F. Meyers 
LRQuick Toss 150Ross GeraghtyStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
PUDragonthorn Steed *145Paul O'NeillS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 

Anticipating went to the lead at once and battled Decisive Triumph through the stretch and proved narrowly best.

Winning Margin: nose   Winning Time: 4:45 2/5   Turf: good

Anticipating, b. g. 2015, by Overanalyze out of Confined, by Mojave Moon. Bred by Jonathan E. Sheppard (Pa)

Seventh Race
Purse $40,000    The Noel Laing Stakes    Hurdle Hdcp    About 2 1/2 miles over Brush
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Amschel (GB) 152Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy$24,000
2Stooshie (Ire) 148Jack DoyleRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$7,200
3Pik Em 150Michael MitchellWoodslane FarmJack Fisher$4,000
4Invocation (Fr) 152Kieran NorrisStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher$2,000
5Set to Music 140Skylar McKennaMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Katherine S. Neilson$1,600
6All the Way Jose 152Gerard GalliganButtonwood Farms LLCJonathan E. Sheppard$1,200
7Kremlin 146Willie McCarthyRather Be RacingJack Fisher 
PUShow Court (Ire) 148Paul O'NeillMark W. Buyck, Jr.Arch Kingsley, Jr. 

Amschel was reserved off the pace and rallied on the backside to jump the last fence with Shooshie. These two dueled around the turn and into the stretch, where Amschel proved to be the better horse.

Winning Margin: 3 1/4   Winning Time: 4:45   Turf: good

Amschel (GB), b. g. 2014, by Nathaniel out of Darinza (Fr), by Dalakhani (Ire). Bred by Newsells Park Stud (GB)