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Guest Suite Racing News
A W.S. Farish and Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership homebred, Guest Suite certainly lacks nothing for pedigree, and so far he’s made a good start in living up to it.
Trained by Neil Howard, Guest Suite showed good form at two, winning twice and finishing third to the unbeaten McCraken in the Street Sense Stakes. At three he won the Lecomte Stakes (G3) in muddy conditions before running on to finish fourth in the Risen Star Stakes (G2) on a drier surface after perhaps getting too far back.
His sire Quality Road has made an outstanding start to his stallion career, though he was best as a racehorse up to nine furlongs, his wins including the Woodward Stakes, Donn Handicap, and Florida Derby. There is plenty of class and stamina on Guest Suite’s distaff side; his dam Guest House, by Ghostzapper, is out of Welcome Surprise, a stakes-winning half-sister to A.P. Indy and Summer Squall.
The pedigree suggests he should stay the Derby trip of 1-1/4 miles, and his racing style – usually finishing strongly after racing in midfield or further back – also gives confidence about his stamina. More clues should be provided at his next start – possibly the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds – where he is likely to need a top two finish to ensure a Derby start.
Guest Suite finished at 60-1 when betting closed Feb. 26 on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3. If he gets to the Derby, his stamina-laden pedigree suggests he should be running on when others are tiring.
|7th||Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby||II||1 1/8 Miles||Dirt||Apr 1, 2017|
|4th||Risen Star Stakes||II||1 1/16 Miles||Dirt||Feb 25, 2017|
|1st||LeComte Stakes||III||1 Mile 70 Yards||Dirt||Jan 21, 2017|
|1st||Allowance Optional Claiming||1 Mile||Dirt||Nov 26, 2016|
|3rd||Street Sense Stakes||1 Mile||Dirt||Oct 30, 2016|