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Horse Profile - Enticed
There won’t be many 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders with a stronger Classic pedigree than Enticed. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has been conditioning the son of Medaglia d’ Oro well, and picking the right race spots to showcase his Kentucky Derby potential.
March 10 was another step forward, as Enticed sat mid-pack in the 1-mile Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct before jockey Junior Alvarado turned him loose entering the stretch. From there, the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner chopped away at the long shot front runner Old Time Revival, chasing him with determination before collaring him in the final furlong and gearing down for a 2 ¾ length victory. The Gotham win was worth 50 Kentucky Derby points, giving Enticed a spot in the starting gate for the May 5 Run for the Roses.
Enticed paid $8.80 as the 3-1 choice in the Gotham with long shot Old Time Revival returning $25.80 as runner up. The two race favorites Free Drop Billy and Firenze Fire completed the trifecta and superfecta wagering.
Enticed is by the very good racehorse Medaglia d’Oro (El Prado), who stayed 1 1/4 miles and beyond. His victories included the Travers Stakes (G1), Whitney Handicap (G1) and Donn Handicap (G1), while he recorded runner-up finishes in six major races: the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) twice, along with the Belmont Stakes (G1), Pacific Classic (G1), Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1), and Wood Memorial (G1).
Enticed is also out of the top-class racemare It’s Tricky, and her victories included three at the Grade 1 level. It’s Tricky also finished 2nd in the 1 1/8-mile Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1), 1 1/4-mile Alabama, and 9-furlong Beldame.
In terms of class and aptitude, Enticed has many of the attributes of a Kentucky Derby contender. He’ll be one to watch closely moving forward with a final prep run in the 1 1/8 mile Wood Memorial at Aqueduct April 7 before he makes his Run for the Roses in the Kentucky Derby.
Learn more about Enticed with these indepth stories:
|14th||Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve||I||1 1/4 Miles||Dirt||May 5, 2018|
|2nd||Wood Memorial S. presented by NYRA Bets||II||1 1/8 Miles||Dirt||Apr 7, 2018|
|1st||Gotham Stakes||III||1 Mile||Dirt||Mar 10, 2018|
|4th||Holy Bull Stakes||II||1 1/16 Miles||Dirt||Feb 3, 2018|
|1st||Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes||II||1 1/16 Miles||Dirt||Nov 25, 2017|
|3rd||Champagne Stakes||I||1 Mile||Dirt||Oct 7, 2017|