Alistair Roden Bloodstock, LLC
Alistair Roden Bloodstock, LLC News
COMEDERO WINS G3 CHICK LANG STAKES
Updated - 5/23/2010
 
P
eter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s
COMEDERO
sped to the lead, resisted pace pressure from Quiet Invader and powered away to victory in the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes presented by Apple Ford at Pimlico Race Course. The Grade 3 stakes honors the memory of the former Pimlico executive who passed away earlier in the year.

COMEDERO, a 3-year-old gelded son of POSSE, carried Robby Albarado to a victory by 3 ¾ lengths in a sparkling 1:10.16 for six furlongs over the
fast main track. Latigo Shore rallied to finish second ahead of Quiet Invader, who faded to third after pressing the pace.

Michael Stidham trains the Arkansas-bred, who has won seven of eight lifetime starts, including the Razorback Futurity last year and the Mountain Valley, Rainbow and Blue N Gold Stakes this year, all contested at Oaklawn Park.

“He’s fast," said Albarado. "Obviously we don’t know how far he’s going to go, but three-quarters or seven-eighths is right up his alley. He goes very fast and finishes well. He does everything within himself with ease.”

“They can’t keep up with him," said Stidham. "When I saw the first quarter – 23-and-change – it made me feel great. Baffert’s horse (Quiet Invader) had to be pushed a little just to keep up with him. This is a really fast horse with a lot of upside.”

COMEDERO paid $3.40 to win while earning his first graded-stakes victory. He has now earned $266,700. 

HOLLYWOOD HIT SHATTERS WOODBINE TRACK RECORD IN G3 VIGIL STAKES
Updated - 5/9/2010
HOLLYWOOD HIT, the son of CACTUS RIDGE, blazed to a new track record for seven furlongs at Woodbine Race Course with his victory in the Grade 3, $147,037 Vigil Stakes.

HOLLYWOOD HIT's performance was bravura from the start. Quickly away, he outsprinted Breeders' Cup Sprint runnerup Fatal Bullet through an opening quarter of :22 and a half in :43.72. Showing no signs of slowing down, he increased his lead and passed six furlongs in 1:07.33. He doubled his margin to the wire, winning by three lengths and stopping the clock in 1:20.07, lowering the previous mark by .44.

"Even though he's got a high cruising speed, this horse was comfortable," said winning rider Jim McAleney. "I was very confident. This horse is incredible. I feel very privileged."

"When they go that fast, you're always worried how they're going to finish. I know he's a very good horse," said Terry Jordan, who trains the winner for Peter Redekop. "He (worked in :33 3/5, breezing) the other morning and we had to pick him up with the pony. I've never been around one like this guy."

HOLLYWOOD HIT is now 6-for-11 with earnings of $322,964. In his previous start this season, he won the King Corrie Stakes at Woodbine on April 11. Bred in Oklahoma by C. R. Trout, he is out of the Time for A Change mare, Solid Hit.

Return to Top