Motion’s Medaglia D’Oro Neophytes Pavoni, Colpo D’Oro Set For Debuts At Laurel

Trainer Graham Motion will unveil a pair of Medaglia d’Oro first-timers Sunday at Laurel Park in a maiden special weight event on the nine-race program.

Race 7 at seven furlongs on the main track attracted a full field of 11 2-year-old maidens, including Motion-trained stablemates Pavoni and Colpo d’Oro.

Gerard and Alain Wertheimer’s homebred Pavoni is out of the Grade 3-winning mare Nootka Sound and has been working over both the dirt and all-weather surfaces at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. for his debut.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s Fortune Racing is represented by Colpo d’Oro, who has also trained over multiple surfaces at Fair Hill since early September. He was purchased for $120,000 as a weanling at the 2020 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. He was bred by Phoenix Thoroughbreds III.

The narrow 4-1 program favorite is John Hall, bred and owned by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds in Maryland and trained by fall meet leader Brittany Russell. Out of the mare Who’s in Town, winner of the 2014 Safely Kept at Laurel, he is a son of Grade 1 winner Violence.

First race post time is 12:15 p.m. (ET).

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