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Horse Profile - Enticed
Anytime a stable like Godophin gets behind a contender, there’s bound to be some deserved attention drawn. That’s why Enticed continues to remain an intriguing prospect even after finishing third in the 2017 Champagne Stakes, well back of Firenze Fire and Good Magic. This son of Medaglia d’Oro still has plenty left to offer.
As a homegrown product, Godolphin bred the legendary sire Medaglia d’Oro with the well renowned dam It’s Tricky to foal Enticed. It's Tricky is a daughter of Mineshaft and competed well in winning acclaimed races such as the 2011 Acorn Stakes and 2012 Ogden Phipps Handicap. So the potential for Enticed to live up to his pedigree is certainly there.
Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Enticed borke his maiden immediately at a maiden special weight at Saratoga on September 4th, 2017. The two-year-old colt easily dispatched of Dirty and Pete Marwick while covering 6 furlongs in 1:12.14.
Entering the 2017 Champagne Stakes as a 7/1 outsider, Godolphin remained optimistic that their colt could impress enough to warrant an entry in to the Breeders’ Cup. Enticed showed well the entire race, and was right in the thick of the action the whole way through. Firenze Fire and Good Magic, however, were simply a cut above as they ran away with the top honors as Enticed barely fended off Kowboy Karma for third place overall.
On Saturday, November 25th, Enticed entered the 2017 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes and earned a spirited victory despite some drama on the track that involved some bad bumping and poor blocking overall. Tiz Mischief finished in second at 5/1 while Promises Fulfilled hung on to take third as a 10/1 outsider.
This was the first meaningful win for Enticed, and an emotional victory for his connections at Godolphin racing who have spoken highly of their homebred product.
At 2-0-1 in two starts, with career earnings of $213,990, there is certainly potential for Enticed. The colt is now well on his way down the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby where he is slowly but surely working himself in to contention.