Virginia Fall Races
Glenwood Park, Middleburg, Virginia
Saturday, October 14, 2017

First Race
Purse $20,000    The Bon Nouvel    Ratings Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Reporter 156Shane CriminBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$12,000
2Able Archer 157Kieran NorrisKMSN StableJonathan E. Sheppard$3,600
3Bishop's Castle 158Michael MitchellBruton Street-USTodd J. Wyatt$2,000
4Codrington College (Ire) 153Darren NagleHudson River FarmsJonathan E. Sheppard$1,000
5Show King 153Sean McDermottShannon Hill FarmJimmy Day$800
6Curve of Stones 158Gerard GalliganS. Rebecca ShepherdDavid M. Bourke$600
7Balistes 152Gustav DahlSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris 
8Longing to Travel 158Byron MoorcroftBuckshot Racing Stables LLCNeil R. Morris 
9Manacor (Ire) ***148Aaron DavisManacor PartnersWilliam Dowling 
10Norse Star (Ire) 158Jack DoyleThe Fields StableElizabeth Voss 
11Needle in the Hay 155Ross GeraghtyMorningstar FarmRicky Hendriks 

Reporter was rated off the early pace, rallied on the backside the last time around to be second to Balistes, who held the lead. Upon landing after the last fence Reporter went to the front and pulled away in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 4 3/4   Winning Time: 4:13   Turf: good

Reporter, b. g. 2012, by Yes It's True out of Skirmish, by War Chant. Bred by Miss Beverly R. Steinman (Ky)

Second Race
Purse $25,000    The Theodora A. Randolph Cup    Maiden Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Paddy's Crown 150Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine$15,000
2Barnacle Bill (Ire) 154Jack DoyleThe Fields StableElizabeth Voss$4,500
3Manchurian High 154Darren NagleBlack and Blue StableForrest P. Kelly$2,500
4Foxhall Drive 154Declan QueallyCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day$1,250
5Barhanpour (Fr) 150Sean McDermottDASH StableJack Fisher$1,000
6Jump Through It 142Byron MoorcroftBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout$750
7Ebullience 154Gerard GalliganJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 
8Albus *154Bernard DaltonWilliam G. WoffordWilliam G. Wofford 
9Midnight Man 154Kieran NorrisBallyerin Racing LLCMadison F. Meyers 
PUSwellelegent 154Michael MitchellThomas A. Hulfish, IIINeil R. Morris 

Paddy's Crown stalked Albus who set the pace. At the second last fence, Paddy's Crown took the lead and held it to the finish. Barnacle Bill came flying in the stretch and just missed. This was Shane Crimin's second win on the card.

Winning Margin: nose   Winning Time: 4:13 3/5   Turf: good

Paddy's Crown, gr./ro. g. 2013, by Paddy O'Prado out of Crown of Sheba, by Alysheba. Bred by Denlea Park LTD. (NY)

Third Race
Purse $35,000    The Randolph D. Rouse Memorial    Hurdle Hdcp    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Officer Sydney (Ire) 151Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks$21,000
2Giza 155Darren NagleWilliam L. PapeJonathan E. Sheppard$6,300
3Cognashene 148Michael MitchellPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris$3,500
4Personal Start 153Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine$1,750
5Fort Collins 140Gerard GalliganKMSN StableJonathan E. Sheppard$1,400
6Hanno 154Sean McDermottMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher$1,050
7Expedient *135Keith DaltonLouisa Stevenson, Achsah O'Donovan and Cheyenne Stables LLCAlicia S. Murphy 
PUAlajmal 158Mark BeecherGregory D. HawkinsJanet Elliot 
RefMiguel Grau 155Kieran NorrisMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Richard L. Valentine 
RefUnsinkable (Ire) 154Jack DoyleRobert A. KinsleyElizabeth Voss 

Giza went to the front immediately with Officer Sydney in his shadow. Officer Sydney took the lead shortly after the second to last fence and drew away from Giza, who held on well for second.

Winning Margin: 5   Winning Time: 4:08 4/5   Turf: good

Officer Sydney (Ire), b. g. 2012, by Lawman (Fr) out of Morena Park (GB), by Pivotal (GB). Bred by Mr. Catesby W. Clay (Ire)

Fourth Race
Purse $40,000    The National Sporting Library & Museum Cup    Timber Stakes    3 1/4 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Worried Man 155Kieran NorrisFour Virginia GentsDoug Fout$24,000
2Grand Manan 165Darren NagleArmata StablesWilliam Meister$7,200
3Straight To It 160Sean McDermottSheila J. Williams & Northwoods StablesJack Fisher$4,000
4Rodriguez (Ire) 165Jack DoyleKiplin HallWilliam Dowling$2,000
5Cornhusker (GB) 165Mark BeecherArmata StablesAlicia S. Murphy$1,600
6On The Corner 155Keith DaltonIvy Hill Stable, LLCAlicia S. Murphy$1,200
PUClass Cherokee 160McLane HendriksMrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr.Richard L. Valentine 
PUGusto At Dawn 160Benjamin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 

Grand Manan took his customary lead at once with Rodriguez forcing the pace. Grand Manan put Rodriguez away on the back side the last time around and Worried Man assumed the stalking role. Worried Man found another gear in the stretch and won going away. This was trainer Doug Fout's second win on the card.

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 6:48   Turf: good

Worried Man, b. g. 2007, by Dynaformer out of Mystic Lady, by Thunder Gulch. Bred by Lee Lewis (Ky)

Fifth Race
Purse $15,000    The Daniel C. Sands Cup    Maiden Claiming Hurdle    2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Indigo Heart$10,000148Michael MitchellCarrington Holdings LLCArch Kingsley, Jr.$9,000
2Pac Yer Tack$15,000156Darren NagleC & C Racing LLCKeri Brion$2,700
3Street Passage$15,000156Jack DoyleMrs. George M. SensorFenneka T. Bentley$1,500
4Perkup$10,000148Gerard GalliganMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Katherine Neilson$750
5Middle Road$15,000156Sean McDermottMagalen O. BryantLeslie F. Young$600
6Disobedience$10,000144Ross GeraghtyDebra E. KachelRicky Hendriks$450
7Battery Backup$10,000148Declan QueallyCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day 
8Ten Saints$12,500148Kieran NorrisJonathan E. SheppardJonathan E. Sheppard 
9Mr. Chase$15,000156Byron MoorcroftDonna T. RogersNeil R. Morris 
LREtched In Time$10,000136Keith DaltonMike DaltonLilith Boucher 

Indigo Heart was rated off the pace that was set by Pac Yer Tack and launched a rally on the backside to jump the last fence in third place. Pac Yer Tack held on well but could not deny Indigo Heart, who saved ground on the inside of the final turn and got up in the deep stretch.

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 4:09 2/5   Turf: good

Indigo Heart, b. g. 2010, by Heart of the Storm out of Ink Marq, by Marquetry. Bred by Finishline Farms a Division of Hanover Meadows (Ky)

Sixth Race
Purse $15,000    The James P. McCormick Memorial    Maiden Timber    3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Secret Soul 165Byron MoorcroftJeff MurphyJeff Murphy$9,000
2Dye Fore 165Sean McDermottMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher$2,700
3El Jefe Grande 165Gustav DahlIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy$1,500
4Daddy in the Dark 165Mark BeecherH. Bruce FenwickH. Bruce Fenwick$750
5Simply Certain *160McLane HendriksAvla R. PittsRichard L. Valentine$600
6Cocodimama 165Kieran NorrisBon Nouvel Chasers LLCJulie Gomena$450
7Only Charity 160Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
8Baumer 160Jack DoyleMichael A. SmithLeslie F. Young 
9Big Feat *160Keith DaltonAlicia S. MurphyAlicia S. Murphy 
PUSpoiler Alert 165Darren NagleMerriebelle Stable, LLCWilliam Meister 

Secret Soul sprinted to a commanding lead at once. With a half mile to run he still held a big lead but was starting to tire. At the head of the stretch Secret Soul was on fumes with Dye Fore gaining ground with every stride, but Secret Soul dug deep and held on. This was Jeff Murphy's first sanctioned win as a trainer.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 5:56 4/5   Turf: good

Secret Soul, b. g. 2010, by Perfect Soul (Ire) out of Cherokee's Disco, by Cherokee Run. Bred by McKathan Bros. (Fl)

Seventh Race
Training Flat    1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Maserati (Brz) 150Kieran NorrisAmy Taylor RoweLeslie F. Young 
2Top Striker 150Ross GeraghtyMrs. George M. SensorArch Kingsley, Jr. 
3Master Gunner 150Jack DoyleWillow Oaks Stables, LLCElizabeth Voss 
4Laser Light (Ire) 150Gustav DahlTantivy Racing LLCTed Thompson 
5Simenon (Ire) 150Darren NagleRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
6Go Get the Basil *145Keith DaltonEve LedyardRicky Hendriks 
7Macnicholson (Ire) 150Sean McDermottJames S. CarterJimmy Day 
8Show Court (Ire) 150Michael MitchellMark W. Buyck, Jr.Arch Kingsley, Jr. 
9Perfect Union 145Byron MoorcroftBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
10Plated 150Declan QueallyMagalen O. BryantJimmy Day 
11Parker's Project *140Keri BrionHudson River FarmsJonathan E. Sheppard 
12Bridge Builder 145Gerard GalliganCeltic Venture StableEva D. Smithwick 
13Mo's in the House 145Mark BeecherOver Creek Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
14Stay Awesome 140Shane CriminWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks 

Maserati was always near the pace, took the lead on the backside and won easily. Top Striker accelerated entering the final turn but did not sustain his bid.

Winning Margin: 4 3/4   Winning Time: 2:16 1/5   Turf: good

Maserati (Brz), dk.b./br. g. 2009, by Point Given out of Dear Celina (Brz), by Roi Normand. Bred by Fazenda Mondesir (BRZ)

Eighth Race
The James P. Mills Memorial    Va Bred or Sired Training Flat    1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Eryx 140Byron MoorcroftSara E. ColletteNeil R. Morris 
2Officer's Oath 160Sean McDermottS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
3Indian Ambush 155Declan QueallyEdward MulliganEdward Mulligan 
4Shackleton 140Jack DoyleRed Rock FarmEdward Mulligan 
5Golden Mittens ***127Emme FulliloveWilliam M. Backer Revocable TrustMadison F. Meyers 
6Super Bird 150Gerard GalliganR. Robert KirkEdward Mulligan 

Eryx went to the lead shortly after the start with Officer's Oath close behind. Officer's Oath threatened at the head of the stretch but could not get to Eryx, who led almost all the way. This was Bryon Moorcroft's second win on the card.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 2:24   Turf: good

Eryx, dk.b./br. g. 2014, by Xenodon out of Jordani, by Two Smart. Bred by Mrs. Sara E. Collette (Va)