Woodslane Farm’s well-traveled homebred Wolfie’s Dynaghost returned to Turfway Park Saturday night and held off a late bid by Cellist to win the 28th running of the $125,000 Prairie Bayou Stakes.
The son of Ghostzapper was foaled at the famed Hidden Brook Farm nursery in Paris, Kentucky. He was coming off his first Graded Stakes victory in the November 5 Autumn S. (G2) at Woodbine and has now earned $890,251. His victory capped a big Saturday for Hidden Brook, with Keeneland September grad Wynstock also proving victorious in the Los Al Futurity (G2).
Wolfie’s Dynaghost, who also triumphed in the TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic March 25 at the Northern Kentucky track, completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.51 under jockey Tyler Connor for trainer Jonathan Thomas.
The speedy Wolfie’s Dynaghost had no early pace pressure as the field broke from the starting gate, and Connor was able to rate him through composed early fractions of :24.17 and :47.27 through a half mile. Around the far turn, Wolfie’s Dynaghost extended his lead to two lengths while clocking six furlongs in 1:10.87. However, in the stretch, Wolfie’s Dynaghost began to get leg weary and had to hold off the big, late strides of Cellist. Calling on all his reserves, he dug down deep and held off that rival by a head for the victory.
Kentucky-bred Wolfie’s Dynaghost is out of the great Woodslane mare Dynaire, also the dame of the black type-placed Lunaire and the MG1SW Sadler’s Joy, an earner of over $2.6 million.
-Edited from www.PaulickReport.com