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A well-backed 5-2 making his first start since taking an excruciating defeat at the hooves of future G2 UAE Derby winner and GI Kentucky Derby third Forever Young (Jpn) (Real Steel {Jpn}) in the G3 Saudi Derby in late February, Atlantic Six Racing’s BOOK’EM DANNO (g, 3, Bucchero–Adorabella, by Ghostzapper) fell into a perfect trip behind a nuclear pace duel and was on the winning end of a photo this time in the GI Woody Stephens S. Drawn the fence for the return to action, the New Jersey-bred settled in midfield, but was well and truly outrun, as GIII Chick Lang S. winner Frost Free (Frosted) and Barksdale (Street Sense) matched motors–and burned each other’s out–through an opening quarter-mile in :21.37. Slipped a bit of rein after a half in a merciless :43.08, Book’em Danno made stealthy inside progress, was pulled out three wide and had the first crack at the spent pace duelers. Firmly in front with a furlong and a half to go, he kept on well and managed to just hold off a late run from the comebacking ‘TDN Rising Star’ Prince of Monaco (Speightstown), who was pinballed around and pinched back at the break and lost nothing in defeat. Nutella Fella (Runhappy), making his first start since winning last year’s GI Hopeful S. over the course and distance, spiced up the triple at 20-1. Already one of three stakes winners for the now New York-based Bucchero, Book’em Danno is the stallion’s first to succeed at the graded stakes level. O-Atlantic Six Racing LLC; B-Gregory J Kilka & Bright View Farm (NJ); T-Derek Ryan.


The New Jersey-bred #1 Book’em Danno steps up to the task and becomes a G1 winner in the Woody Stephens at Saratoga! @iradortiz piloted the 3YO gelding to victory for trainer Derek Ryan.


— TwinSpires Racing (@TwinSpires) June 8, 2024

Saturday, Saratoga
WOODY STEPHENS S. PRESENTED BY MOHEGAN SUN-GI, $500,000, Saratoga, 6-8, 3yo, 7f, 1:21.30, ft.
1–BOOK’EM DANNO, 122, g, 3, by Bucchero
                1st Dam: Adorabella, by Ghostzapper
                2nd Dam: Alydorable, by Arch
                3rd Dam: Esprit d’Escalier, by Diesis (GB)
Racing, LLC; B-Gregory J Kilka & Bright View Farm (NJ); T-Derek
Ryan; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $275,000. Lifetime Record: GSP-Sau,
7-5-2-0, $835,625. *1/2 to Girl Trouble (Fast Anna), MSW,
$288,540. Werk Nick Rating: A++.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Prince of Monaco, 124, c, 3, Speightstown–Rainier, by
Medaglia d’Oro. ($950,000 Ylg ’22 FTSAUG). ‘TDN Rising Star‘.
O-SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC,
Stonestreet Stables LLC, Dianne Bashor, Robert E. Masterson,
Waves Edge Capital LLC, Catherine Donovan and Tom J. Ryan;
B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert.
3–Nutella Fella, 124, c, 3, Runhappy–Krissy’s Candy, by Candy
Ride (Arg). ($12,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP). O-Bell Gable Stable LLC;
B-Ashview Farm (KY); T-Gary C. Contessa. $60,000.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4, 6 3/4. Odds: 2.85, 1.60, 20.20.
Also Ran: Reasoned Analysis, Valentine Candy, Be You, Imagination, Maximus Meridius, Nash, Barksdale, Frost Free. Scratched: Vlahos.
Click for the chart and the PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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