Chasing in Focus
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George Mahoney and Ben Griswald's recent acquisition, coming off a huge win in the prestigious Foxbrook Supreme Hurdle at Far Hills, made it two in a row, with another novice stakes score in the $75,000 AFLAC Supreme at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., on Nov. 4. Zanjabeel's 2 1/2-length tally came at the expense of Ice It, who was the runnerup at Far Hills as well. Zanjabeel, trained by Ricky Hendriks and ridden by Ross Geraghty, has now collected $120,000 since coming stateside. In the three other races on the card, Gillian Johnston, owner of Grand National winner Mr Hot Stuff, continued her hot hand with Dye Fore (Jack Fisher, Sean McDermott) in the $25,000 open timber event. Mahoney's Sixty Five (Hendriks and Geraghty again), took the $30,000 Crown Royal Sport of Kings maiden, while Riverdee Stables' Motival came home a winner in the $25,000 flat finale for Fisher and McDermott. Photographer Catherine French has the recap.
Michael Smith’s Mercoeur takes the featured Noel Laing by two lengths, and was one of two wins on the card for leading rider Darren Nagle, who also scored in the Montpelier Cup with Amy Taylor's Lady Blanco. Lady Blanco, a fast-rising star, won the Peapack at Far Hills two weeks ago, and has quickly climbed up the ranks of top distaffers. Photographer Douglas Lees has the photo recap of card.
Pathfinder Racing's 10-year-old, trained by Neil Morris and ridden by Bernie Dalton, won his second race of the season in the traditional fall feature -- the Holiday Cup, this year run as a Ratings Handicap -- at Aiken on Oct. 28, defeating Thistledown Farm's Indy's Legacy by half a length. Photographer Catherine French has highlights of the five-race card