SHOOTERS SHOOT – sold by CARY FROMMER for $300,000 – 2nd in G2 Triple Bend
SHOOTERS SHOOT – sold by CARY FROMMER for $300,000 – added his first black-type rallying to be 2nd in the Triple Bend Stakes G2 at Santa Anita. See below for a nice write up in the TDN following an allowance victory.
SHOOTERS SHOOT (c, 3, Competitive Edge–Repeat, by Bernardini) was a well-beaten second behind Baffert’s unbeaten buzzsaw Charlatan (Speightstown) at Santa Anita Feb. 16, then successfully stretched to two turns with a powerful maiden breaker in Arcadia last time Mar. 15. Off at 5-2 in this first attempt outside of Southern California, he was sent to the front from his inside draw, but was quickly greeted by favored Blackberry Wine (Oxbow), who has been a lightning rod for conversation since getting disqualified from a pair of wins for medication violations by trainer Joe Sharp while remaining eligible for this condition. Those two threw down through fractions of :23.10 and :45.87, and kept on sluggging it out down the stretch. Shooters Shoot wanted it just a little bit more and got the better of that rival by a neck in a race that didn=t deserve a loser. The winner=s dam, a half-sister to GIII Gotham S. winner J Boys Echo (Mineshaft), is also represented by the 2-year-old colt Black Legend (Gemologist) and a yearling colt by Will Take Charge. She was bred to Collected for the 2020 season.
Sales history: $90,000 Wlg ’17 KEENOV; $70,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $300,000 2yo ’19 OBSAPR.
Lifetime Record: 6-2-1-1, $94,880.
O-ERJ Racing, LLC, Exline-Border Racing LLC & Dan Hudock
B-Nancy C. Shuford (KY)