April 12, 2024

Coach Kelly Breen explained he was just looking for a horse with some upside at Saratoga Race Training course Aug. 28 when he claimed Teach to Artemus  for $35,000 for owner M and W Stables.

What he wound up with has far exceeded his anticipations.

Teach to Artemus heads into the $100,000 Goldwood Stakes June 24 at Monmouth Park having gained her previous race, 4 of her past 6, and with a pair of stakes victories to her credit rating. This year, the 5-12 months-outdated Kentucky-bred daughter of Tapizar Shell out Day Kitten , by Kitten’s Joy  has 3 wins and a second from 5 begins with earnings of $171,125.

“It appears like the past handful of years we have been fortunate with claimers,” mentioned Breen, who has gained three Monmouth Park education titles. “But you hardly ever know in the proclaiming recreation. You can declare a horse for $20,000 and you could have to run it back again for $10,000. Or you can declare a horse for $35,000 like this a single and she becomes a multiple stakes winner.”

Trianer Kelly Breen. Andiamo a Firenze with Irad Ortiz Jr. wins the Funny Side. <br>
Travers week at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 26, 2022.
Picture: Anne M. Eberhardt

Coach Kelly Breen

Indication up for

Coach to Artemus is 8-for-15 over-all and 5-of-8 because coming into Breen’s treatment.

Scheduled for 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass, the Goldwood would look to be an ideal healthy for the turf-sprinting specialist Educate to Arteumus—weather allowing. There is a risk of rain in New Jersey through Saturday.

Reflecting the likelihood of the race staying moved to the principal monitor, five horses were entered to race on the most important track only, led by the two times-stakes-placed Olivia Darling .

“The question for this weekend will be if the race stays on the grass,” mentioned Breen. “I would like to continue to keep her on the grass but we’ll see how the race designs up. We have to see if there are a bunch of genuine dirt horses if it comes off.

“We’re entire steam in advance correct now, turf or filth. But if it arrives up much too tough on the grime we’ll have to acquire a extended appear at things.”

Paco Lopez rides.

Mother Character appears to be about the only issue that can sluggish Breen’s roll of late. He made his return to Monmouth Park final 7 days pursuing neck fusion operation in mid-May by successful with three of 5 starters, and with yet another at Belmont Park June 17.

But Breen, who reported his restoration is “a person day at a time,” does not see another schooling title on the horizon this meet, with only acquiring about 20 horses that are ready to run.

Breen, who notched his 1,000th vocation earn April 6, suggests he has two far more weeks with the neck brace and cane right after 3 agonizing months next his medical procedures when uncomplicated tasks—even eating—were arduous.

“It can be a sluggish recovery,” he claimed. “I am slowly finding superior each individual working day. The 1st period of rehab is 3 months. My up coming evaluation with the medical professional is July 5. It’s form of like my horses going to the farm. Right after 60 to 90 times you happen to be evaluating to see where by you are at. It was wonderful to be again at Monmouth final weekend, seeing a lot of persons and a whole lot of smiles.”

Can not Acquire Love , Glitter Up , and Mrs. Green  are other contenders in the Goldwood Stakes if the race continues to be on the grass.

In addition to Olivia Darling, Sweet Temperament  and Self Isolation  are amid people likely to relish an off-the-turf opportunity.

Entries: Goldwood S.

Monmouth Park, Saturday, June 24, 2023, Race 9

  • STK
  • About 5 1/2f
  • Turf
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 4:24 PM (area)

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