Bowies Hero Kicks Away From Eddie Read Rivals

Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing, Madaket Stables, and Rockin Robin Racing’s Bowies Hero proved best in Sunday’s Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes, swallowing up his rivals in the stretch and pulling away late to win by about two lengths. The 5-year-old son of Artie Schiller was the third choice at 3-1, and completed nine furlongs over Del Mar’s firm turf in 1:46.63. Flavien Prat piloted the horse for trainer Phil D’Amato.

Ritzy A. P. took  the lead out of the starting gate with favorite Catapult keeping him company on the outside. Prat managed to move Bowies Hero toward the rail from his outside post position, working out a position between Ohio and Sharp Samurai down the backstretch.

After mild early fractions of :24.38 and :48.16, Catapult pushed up to threaten Ritzy A. P. for the lead. Prat held Bowies Hero inside rivals until straightening into the stretch, at which point he split rivals and burst into the lead. Catapult did not go on as Ritzy A. P. battled back, but Bowies Hero was well clear in the final sixteenth of a mile.

Prat and Bowies Hero crossed the wire about two lengths ahead of the late-running Marckie’s Water, while Ritzy A. P. made it back to finish third. Sharp Samurai was fourth.

Bred in Kentucky by Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr., and Marc McLean, Bowies Hero was a $17,000 yearling purchase at Keeneland September. Pinhooked through the Fasig-Tipton juvenile sale, he brought a final bid of $32,000. The Grade 1 winner owns seven wins from 19 starts for earnings of over $850,000.

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