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Itsaknockout


Itsaknockout
Trainer:Todd A. Pletcher
Owner: Starlight Racing
Foaling Date: 2012-03-16
Pedigree: Lemon Drop Kid and Stormy B of Cherokee Run
Dosage: 7-0-13-4-0 (24)
Dosage Index / CD: 1.29 / 0.42
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: This Todd Pletcher trainee has had something of a meteoric rise from time he launched his career in a December 7 Gulfstream Park maiden race until he was crowned champion of that track s G2 Fountain of Youth S. on February 21. Itsaknocko ut delivered a late blow to favored stablemate Old Mountain Lane when he closed to nail that one at the wire in his 7F December debut. Not surprising ly, the son of Lemon Drop Kid was the favorite when he returned four weeks later to progress through his conditions in a 1m optional claiming contest. With Luis Saez aboard once again, Itsaknocko ut used the same stalk and pounce style, but this time drew off for a sharp 5 frac14 -l ength score against seven overmatche d rivals. The waters were much deeper on the 1 1/16m Fountain of Youth, as the colt faced the top four finishers from Gulfstream s G2 Holy Bull S., including winner Upstart, and three more experience d rivals. Under Saez, Itsaknocko ut tracked the early leaders and moved outside through the second turn. He was carried out by Upstart and forced to check through the final sixteenth before winding up second under the wire 2 frac34 lengths behind that foe. Saez immediatel y lodged an objection against Upstart and, following a lengthy review, the stewards agreed that Itsaknocko ut had been impeded and elevated him to the top spot. The race s final time was 1 46.28, and Itsaknocko ut was given a 91 BRIS Speed Rating, 11 points below his career top in his prior race. Bred in Kentucky by Brookfield Stud, the bay is out of the Cherokee Run mare Stormy B and was foaled on March 16, 2012. Itsaknocko ut originally sold for 130,000 as a weanling at the Keeneland 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale before Starlight Racing purchased the colt in 2013 for 350,000 at the Fasig-Tipt on Saratoga Yearling Sale. Itsaknocko ut has amassed a bankroll of 287,360 in his three victories and sits at second on the Kentucky Derby leaderboar d with the 50 qualifying points he earned in the Fountain of Youth. Pletcher said his charge will stay at Gulfstream and try to add to those totals with a final prep in the 1,000,000 G1 Florida Derby on March 28.


Statistics

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 2 2 - - $265,760
2014 1 1 - - $21,600
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