Pletcher Win 2 at CLN 7/29


Colonial Downs  New Kent, VA – July 29, 2020   

Race #03 – Purse $42,000 – 1 3/16 Miles – 1:56.89

Robert V. Lapenta, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Chrysalis, LLC, Owner

Todd A. Pletcher, Trainer; Tyler Conner, Jockey

Singapore Flash (2nd), Felix the Fox (3rd)

$3.80 $2.40 $2.10

Order of Finish – 2, 1, 6, 5

Lifetime Record: SP, 8-2-2-0, $155,200, Bred in KY by Chrysalis Stables

Notes from TDN: FARMINGTON ROAD (c, 3, Quality Road–Silver La Belle {MSP, $111,971}, by Langfuhr) was runner-up in the Oaklawn Stakes on April 11, stayed on for fourth in the faster division of the GI Arkansas Derby won by Nadal (Blame) and was last seen finishing a well-beaten eighth to Tiz the Law (Constitution) in the June 20 GI Belmont Stakes.

Possessed of a pedigree for the turf and wanting every bit of this trip, the 9-10 favorite lobbed along at the back of this quintet with no pace up ahead of him. Sticking to the fence as they raced around the sweeping second turn, Farmington Road was full of run, but short of room entering the stretch. In tight while trying to thread the needle one off the inside at the eighth pole, he was deftly maneuvered into the three path with time ticking away, knifed through between rivals and was along for an eventful neck success. The colt’s stakes-placed dam is a half-sister to the Chrysalis Stable owned Silverfoot (With Approval), a three-time winner of the 12-furlong GIII Louisville H. and runner-up in a GI United Nations S. over a mile and three-eighths.

Farmington Road has a yearling half-brother named Romanichal (Munnings) and a foal halfsister by Goldencents.

Pletcher also won Race #08 with VALIANCE (f, 4, Tapit–Last Full Measure {GISW, $293,245}, by Empire Maker)

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