Anchor Down Picks Up First Winner At Ellis Park

Drop Anchor fanned out wide and got the job done on Sunday at Ellis Park to become the first winner for his sire Anchor Down, BloodHorse reports.

The gray or roan colt had some trouble at the break, and spent the first half-mile of the six-furlong race near the back of the field. Then, he was moved out seven-wide in the lane under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr., and they took the clear path to a 1 1/2-length victory. Drop Anchor stopped the clock in 1:12.32 over a fast main track.

Drop Anchor won for the partnership of Harold Lerner, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables and David Bernsen, and he is trained by Kenny McPeek.

Bred in Kentucky by Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm and Racing, Drop Anchor is out of the placed Curlin mare Black Coronas.

Anchor Down stands at Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $7,500.

The 9-year-old son of Tapit won five of 17 starts for earnings of $734,254, with victories in the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap and the G3 Westchester Stakes. He also finished second in the G1 Metropolitan Handicap.

Anchor Down is out of the Grade 3-winning Orientate mare Successful Outlook, making him a full-brother to Grade 3 winner Iron Fist and a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Sweet Lulu.

Read more at BloodHorse.

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