The Races at Shawan Downs
Hunt Valley, Maryland
Saturday, September 26, 2020

First Race
Amateur Apprentice Hurdle    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Zanzi Win (Fr) 155Archie MacAuleyArmata StablesRicky Hendriks 
2Cracker Factory (GB) 155Teddy DaviesHyggelig Haven LLCJack Fisher 
3Adjutant (GB) 150Skylar McKennaSycamore Run FarmKatherine S. Neilson 
4Notjudginjustsayin 155Aaron DavisNorthwoods Stable & Sheila J. WilliamsJack Fisher 

Zanzi Win went to the front at the drop of the flag with the fielld close behind. Cracker Factory had the lead briefly the last time around, but he couldn't match strides with Zanzi Win, who regained control and won going away.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 4:01 4/5   Turf: good

Zanzi Win (Fr), b. g. 2015, by Zanzibari out of Go to Win (Fr), by Coroner (Ire). Bred by E.A.R.L. Haras de Grandcamp (Fr)

Second Race
Maiden Hurdle    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Road To Oz 160Graham WattersHolwood StableMark Beecher 
2Overdrawn 160Barry FoleyGordonsdale FarmJames Piper 
3Scherzo  160Skylar McKennaSycamore Run FarmKatherine S. Neilson 
4Master Gunner 160Ross GeraghtyWillow Oaks StableElizabeth Voss 
5Huyana 160Brett OwingsEHB RacingJoseph G. Davies 
6Bickley 155Michael MitchellMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Fenneka T. Bentley 

Road To Oz, Overdrawn and Scherzo were on the pace until the final half mile where the race narrowed down to Road To Oz and Overdrawn. These two battled to the last fence. Upon landing, Road To Oz started to draw away and prevailed in the last sixteeenth.

Winning Margin: 1 1/4   Winning Time: 3:58   Turf: good

Road To Oz, gr./ro. g. 2015, by Quality Road out of Miz Magician, by Mizzen Mast. Bred by R. Larry Johnson (Md)

Third Race
Open Hurdle    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Our Legend (Ire) 165Graham WattersRather Be RacingJack Fisher 
2Corky Lemon 155Thomas GarnerHeather Austin and Peter AustinMark Beecher 
3Paddy's Crown 155Mell BoucherWhy Not Racing LLCLilith Boucher 
4Espoir de Loire (Fr) 155Michael MitchellBruton Street-USJack Fisher 
5Not In Charge 165Aaron DavisNorthwoods Stable & Sheila J. WilliamsJack Fisher 

Paddy's Crown went to the front with the field close behind. He gave up the lead with about a half mile to run. Our Legend rallied from slightly off the pace to join Corky Lemon at the last fence and pulled away in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 3:59 2/5   Turf: good

Our Legend (Ire), b. g. 2015, by Finsceal Fior (Ire) out of Thrift (Ire), by Green Desert. Bred by Micheal D. Ryan (Ire)

Fourth Race
Open Timber    3 1/8 Miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Royal Ruse 160Skylar McKennaCharles C. Fenwick, Jr.Sanna P. Neilson 
2Mystic Strike 165Thomas GarnerUpland PartnersTodd McKenna 
3Sideling Hill 155Graham WattersKiplin HallWilliam Dowling 
FCurve of Stones 165Barry FoleyS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke 
PUCanyon Road 160Chris GracieGordonsdale FarmJames Piper 
PUDoc Cebu 165Michael MitchellCharles C. Fenwick, Jr., Michael Hankin, & Charles NoellJack Fisher 

Royal Ruse set the pace with Curve of Stones in his shadow. Two fences from home Curve of Stones fell and this left Royal Ruse with a big lead. He coasted home alone well ahead of Mystic Strike, who rallied belatedly.

Winning Margin: 15   Winning Time: 6:41   Turf: good

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
Maiden Timber    3 1/8 Miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Tomgarrow (Ire) 165Gerard GalliganLeipers Fork Steeplechasers LLCLeslie F. Young 
2Satish (GB) 165Thomas GarnerBruton Street-USLeslie F. Young 
3Mr. Fine Threads 165Graham WattersSharon E. SheppardWilliam B. Santoro 
4Worzel Gummidge (Ire) 165Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 
5As You Like It 165Parker HendriksSherry L. FenwickSanna P. Neilson 
6Forever Bernardini 165Colin SmithLucy A. GoeletAlicia S. Murphy 
7Attracting 160Chris GracieKinross FarmChris Gracie 
PUWise Minister 165Michael MitchellDASH StableJack Fisher 
PURenegade River 165Barry FoleyKiplin HallWilliam Dowling 

Renegade River made the early pace but tired with less than a half mile to run. At this point Tomgarrow launched a winning move with Satish.Tomgarrow was a narrow winner over Satish. Both horses were trained by Leslie Young.

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 6:25   Turf: good

Tomgarrow (Ire), ch. g. 2014, by Alzavoski (Ire) out of Roomier (Ire), by Bienamado (Ire). Bred by Mrs. Kay Curtis (Ire)

Sixth Race
Amateur Apprentice Timber    3 1/8 Miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Second Amendment 165Skylar McKennaWelcome Here FarmSanna P. Neilson 
2Pincer Movement (Ire) 160Archie MacAuleyArmata StablesRicky Hendriks 
3Coastal Moon 165Chris GracieUpland PartnersTodd McKenna 
4Class Indian 165Justin BatoffJeremy A. BatoffWilliam Dowling 
5Rocket Star Red 165Brett OwingsLucy A. GoeletMark Beecher 
6Prime Prospector 165Colin SmithPeter A. Jay & Sarah M. JayTodd J. Wyatt 
7Sovereign Fund 165Mell BoucherKeystone ThoroughbredsTodd McKenna 
8Hanno 165Aaron DavisMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher 
PULawn Ranger 165Parker HendriksSanna P. NeilsonSanna P. Neilson 

When the field turned for home Second Amendment, Pincer Movement, Class Indian and Coastal Moon all had a chance to win. In the final furlong Second Amendment proved best and won in a driving finish.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 6:26   Turf: good

Second Amendment, gr./ro. g. 2010, by National Anthem (GB) out of Bullet Card, by Press Card. Bred by Ms. Nina H. Gardner (Pa)

Seventh Race
Open Amateur ApprenticeTraining Flat    Amateur Apprentice Flat    About 1 5/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Brianbakescookies 155Skylar McKennaMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher 
2Whitman's Poetry 155Aaron DavisDASH StableJack Fisher 
3Twenty Years On (GB) 150Teddy DaviesRiverdee StableJack Fisher 
4Stand Down (Ire) 155Elizabeth ScullyFrank A. Bonsal, Jr.Casey Pinkard Savin 
5Boyfriend Brian (Ire) 160Colin SmithBourke RacingLiam Bourke 
6Barhanpour (Fr) 155Sara GartlandMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks 
7Praeceps (Ire) 155Alex LeventhalStraylight Racing, LLCMark Beecher 
8Le Chevalier 155Brett OwingsMichael A. SmithJulie Gomena 

Brianbakescookies raced in the middle of the field, rallied around the last turn, engaged Whitman's Poetry in the stretch and won going away. This was Skylar McKenna's third win on the card.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 3:20   Turf: good

Brianbakescookies, ch. g. 2013, by Giant's Causeway out of Kickin' the Clouds, by Dixieland Band. Bred by Patricia Pavlish (Ky)

Eighth Race
Maiden Amateur Apprentice Training Flat    Maiden Amateur Apprentice Flat    About 1 5/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hail Michigan 150Teddy DaviesWilliam F. C. Marlow, Jr.Joseph G. Davies 
2Optical Illusion 155Skylar McKennaAlexandra S. WhiteAlexandra S. White 
3Mekong 150Mell BoucherGregory D. HawkinsJanet Elliot 
4Peppay Le Pugh (Ire) 155Aaron DavisMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher 
5Acta Non Verba 155Courtney DankovichDebra E. KachelRicky Hendriks 
6General Leia 142Brett OwingsAlexandra S. WhiteAlexandra S. White 

Hail Michigan and Optical Illusion pulled away from the others around the last turn, These two raced as a team into and up the stretch with Hail Michigan proving best.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 3:22 2/5   Turf: good

Hail Michigan, b. g. 2016, by Bernardini out of All for Georgia, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Joseph Allen, llc (Ky)

Ninth Race
Restricted Young Adult Flat    About 1 5/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Agravain (GB) 135Colin SmithBruton Street-USTodd J. Wyatt 
2Pured It 135Skylar McKennaSycamore Run and Move Up StablesKatherine S. Neilson 
3Street Review 135Theo SushkoTheo SushkoBetty McCue 
4It's Nothing 135Skylar McKennaMove Up Stable & Sally ReedKatherine S. Neilson 
4Cloudbased 135Teddy DaviesMrs. Calvin Houghland & Blythe Miller DaviesJoseph G. Davies 
OCBroken Force 135Tommy FenwickCaves FarmWilliam Dowling 

Broken Force opened a clear lead but bolted off the course on the second turn leaving Pured It with the lead. When Agravain launched his rally on the last turn, Pured It was unable to keep up. Agravain won handily as much the best.

Winning Margin: 12   Winning Time: 3:19   Turf: good

Agravain (GB), dk.b./br. g. 2016, by Camelot (GB) out of Pivotal Lady (GB), by Pivotal (GB). Bred by Elwick Stud (GB)