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It’s a good time to be Flavien Prat. He has amassed $13.4 million in earnings so far this year, is riding regularly for the Chad Brown barn and, through the first half of the year has won 26 graded stakes, four of them worth $1 million or more. This is what he hoped for when he made the decision in 2022 to leave Southern California, where he was dominating, to come East, which is firmly established as one of the very best jockey colonies in the sport.

 

 

 

Prat joined the TDN Writers’ Room Podcast presented by Keeneland this weak to tackle a wide range of subjects, including the top horses he’s riding right now. He was this week’s Green Group Guest of the Week.

He won Saturday’s second race at Aqueduct with Unmatched Wisdom (Cairo Prince), a Brown-trained 3-year-old colt who is 2-for-2 and has the potential to be a top performer in his division.

“What I like about Unmatched Wisdom is that he is running fast,” Prat said. “He has done everything right. Before his first race, everybody liked him and he was training well going into his first race. He ran well and came back and ran even better that  next race. He ran a good race at Aqueduct.”

Prat confirmed that he came off Catching Freedom (Constitution), who went off as the 2-5 favorite in the $500,000 Ohio Derby, to stick with Unmatched Wisdom and some of the other top mounts he had on the card at Aqueduct. Caching Freedom was a disappointing fourth.

In our breeding spotlight section we took a look at the WinStar stallion Global Campaign. Elsewhere on the podcast, which is also sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders’ Association  West Point Thoroughbreds and XBTV.com, the team of Randy Moss, T.D. Thornton and Bill Finley recapped another successful Royal Ascot meet and discussed the results from the American runners. They took a look at the 3-year-old picture, hypothesizing on where top sophomores will be going next and who might be best in the division, and they also discussed the latest news with the Supreme Court and HISA.

Click here to listen to the show. 

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