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Making his first trip to Penn National, Frankie Dettori completed a stakes double with a last-jump success aboard Qatar Racing and Hunter Valley Farm’s FIRST WORLD WAR (c, 3, War Front–Sundaysatthebeach, by Medaglia d’Oro) in Friday’s GIII Penn Mile. Sent off as the 33-10 third betting favorite behind last-out GII American Turf S. upsetter Trikari (Oscar Performance) and the twice-raced Good Lord Lorrie (Hard Spun), the $285,000 Fasig-Tipton November weanling took up a position just behind midfield as 6-1 Set (Oscar Performance) galloped his rivals along through enervating fractions of :23.09 and :46.31. Slipstreaming Trikari down the backstretch and into the turn, First World War was given a dig leaving the three-furlong peg and was steered out four wide into the lane. When Set rolled away from the inside turning for home, Cristian Torres atop the rail-skimming 17-1 shot Aspenite (Constitution) took full advantage, sending his mount through to challenge Trikari, who raced prominently throughout after departing from the widest gate. First World War wanted to hang on his incorrect lead into the final eighth of  a mile, but once he switched over, he gobbled up the ground three off the inside and won the tightest of photos over Aspenite, with Trikari right there between them in third. Winner two back of the GIII Kitten’s Joy S. at Gulfstream Feb. 3, First World War found some trouble and could do no better than ninth, but not beaten far, in Keeneland’s GIII Transylvania S. Apr. 5. Dettori won the co-featured Penn Oaks one race earlier with favored Poolside With Slim (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}). Sales history: $285,000 Wlg ’21 FTKNOV; $135,000 RNA Ylg ’22 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 7-3-2-0. O-Qatar Racing LLC & Hunter Valley Farm; B-Skyfall Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Brendan Walsh.


What a finish in the $400,000 Penn Mile Stakes (G3)! #4 FIRST WORLD WAR ($8.80) got a nose down on the wire ahead of Aspenite and Trikari to give @FrankieDettori a double at Penn National!

— FanDuel Racing (Formerly TVG) (@FanDuel_Racing) June 1, 2024

Friday, Penn National
PENN MILE S.-GIII, $400,000, Penn National, 5-31, 3yo, 1mT, 1:33.50, fm.
1–FIRST WORLD WAR, 122, c, 3, by War Front
                1st Dam: Sundaysatthebeach (GSP, $129,280),
                                by Medaglia d’Oro
                2nd Dam: Ask the Moon, by Malibu Moon
                3rd Dam: Always Asking, by Valid Appeal
($285,000 Wlg ’21 FTKNOV; $135,000 RNA Ylg ’22 KEESEP).
O-Qatar Racing LLC and Hunter Valley Farm; B-Skyfall
Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Brendan P. Walsh; J-Lanfranco
Dettori. $230,400. Lifetime Record: 7-3-2-0, $501,713. Werk
Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Aspenite, 122, c, 3, Constitution–Aspening, by Candy Ride
(Arg). 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($375,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP).
O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC; B-Glen Hill Farm (KY); T-Steven
Asmussen. $76,800.
3–Trikari, 122, c, 3, Oscar Performance–Dynamic Holiday, by
Harlan’s Holiday. ($9,000 Ylg ’22 KEEJAN; $27,500 Ylg ’22
OBSOCT). O-Amerman Racing LLC; B-Michael A Slezak & Amy
Boll (KY); T-H. Graham Motion. $42,240.
Margins: NO, NK, 1HF. Odds: 3.40, 17.40, 2.00.
Also Ran: Good Lord Lorrie, Set, Please Advise, Freedom Principle, I Know Map, Tropandhagen. Scratched: Dancing Groom.
Click for the chart and the PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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