SHOOTERS SHOOT takes salty allowance at Oaklawn
Courtesy of the TDN
IN ORDER OF PURSE: 4th-Oaklawn, $61,000, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($80,000), 4-11, 3yo, 1m, 1:36.66, ft.
SHOOTERS SHOOT – sold by CARY FROMMER for $300,000 – (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.
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)