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Kentucky Jockey Club top three heading south for the winter

  • Uncaptured and Frac Daddy (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer)

In Saturday's 86th running of the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs, Uncaptured defeated Frac Daddy by a neck after a thrilling stretch run and both of those precocious two-year-olds, as well as third-place finisher Dewey Square, were in good order Sunday morning.

"He came out great, thank goodness, other than a few cuts on his legs that I think he got at the start, where he got banged around pretty good," said Mark Casse, who trains Uncaptured.

"He's going to go to Palm Meadows and get a little bit of a break there. I'll sit down with (owner) Mr. (John) Oxley and we'll map out probably three races to get him to the Kentucky Derby. I just don't know which three they'll be."

Ken McPeek's assistant trainer Phil Bauer reported Frac Daddy came out of the race well and would soon make his way to south Florida.

Bauer added that Hitechnoweenie, winner of Saturday's 5TH race by 4 3/4 lengths, would likely join Frac Daddy in Florida, while Pure Fun, a 9 1/4-length winner of the 2ND race, could go to Florida or Oaklawn Park.

Dewey Square, who was 1 1/2 lengths behind Frac Daddy in third, came out of the Kentucky Jockey Club in fine form, according to Dale Romans' assistant trainer Baldemar Bahena.

The Bernardini two-year-old is scheduled to make his way to Florida soon and will be stabled at Palm Meadows or Gulfstream Park, where he will be joined by Gulfport, a 2 3/4-length winner of Saturday's 10TH race.

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