Bobby Zen

The wagering public had their money on a son of Nyquist, it just happened to be the wrong one. The “other Nyquist”, 13-1 longshot Studlydoright, kept his perfect record intact and picked up his first stakes win Thursday taking the Tremont S. on the opening day of the Belmont at Saratoga Racing Festival. A come-from-behind winner in the slop at first asking at Laurel Park, the Maryland-bred Studydoright added an extra furlong of distance Thursday and was one of only three runners in the 8-horse field with any prior experience. Outrun from his rail draw, the longshot was swarmed to the outside by Touchy and Three Echos who both were intent on the lead. Shuffled back to fifth as a gap opened up from the first four back, Studlydoright continued along the inside into the turn as the leading pair blitzed an opening quarter in :22.11. Touchy seemed ready to go on with it at the top of the lane but the eventual winner was rolling as he switched outside of the leaders and drove past the early pacesetters in the final jumps to win going away.

“It set up exactly like I thought it would,” said winning trainer John “Jerry” Robb. “I just told [jockey Xavier Perez] to save ground and wait to make a late run. I was hoping he was going to be third, and he jumped up and won. I knew there was a lot of speed and we planned on closing and coming from off of it, but the first race on the [main] track I had nothing to go by. I didn’t know if speed was holding or closing. We couldn’t be happier.”

The 24th stakes winner for sire Nyquist, Studlydoright is out of a stakes-winning and graded-stakes placed full-sister to MSP Cu Rahy and a half-sister to MSW/GSP Concealed Identity (Smarty Jones) while another half-sister, Rich Love, is responsible for MGSW Ruby Nell (Bolt d’Oro). Studlydoright has a yearling Ghostzapper half-sister while Peach of a Gal foaled a colt by Omaha Beach this year. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

 

STUDLYDORIGHT (Nyquist) is the first stakes winner of the @BelmontStakes Racing Festival as he makes up plenty of ground to upset the Tremont S. pic.twitter.com/k4rhUYz0hT

— TDN (@theTDN) June 6, 2024

TREMONT S., $150,000, Saratoga, 6-6, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:04.22, ft.
1–STUDLYDORIGHT, 122, c, 2, by Nyquist
                1st Dam: Peach of a Gal (SW & GSP, $101,155),
                                by Curlin
                2nd Dam: Richetta, by Polish Numbers
                3rd Dam: Riscay, by Rahy
($185,000 RNA Ylg ’23 FTSAUG; $110,000 Ylg ’23 EASOCT).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-David R. Hughes; B-Glenangus Farm
LLC (MD); T-John J. Robb; J-Xavier Perez. $82,500. Lifetime
Record: 2-2-0-0, $114,930.
2–Touchy, 120, c, 2, Nyquist–Touch the Moon, by Malibu
Moon. 1ST BLACK TYPE. O/B-Three Chimneys Farm, LLC (KY);
T-Wesley A. Ward. $30,000.
3–Three Echoes, 122, c, 2, Echo Town–Bayou Miss, by Dixie
Union. ($37,000 Wlg ’22 KEENOV; $40,000 Ylg ’23 FTKJUL;
$130,000 2yo ’24 OBSMAR). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-L and N
Racing LLC; B-Vossfeld Bloodstock LLC (KY); T-Steven M.
Asmussen. $18,000.
Margins: 1 3/4, HF, 5 1/4. Odds: 13.90, 0.85, 2.45.
Also Ran: Classic of Course, Brereton’s Baytown, Dew, Dominican Thunder, Shoot the Nickel.

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