After a 6 month layoff, Prodigy Doll, owned and campaigned by Hank Nothhaft’s HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC, returned to racing on Dec 18th at Laurel Park for the beginning of her 5 year old campaign. Going off as the 9/5 favorite Prodigy Doll put in a strong 2nd place finish in a third level allowance coming up short by 1/2 a length.
Trained by Phil Schoenthal, PD, coming back off a brief 19 days off, comprised a field of 6 filly/mares including Response Time. Response time was coming off a front running 7 3/4 length win. Though Prodigy Doll was the morning line favorite, the bettors sent her off as second favorite at 2 to 1, with Response Time going off as the clear favorite at 1 to 1 odds.
With jockey Horacio Karamanos returning to ride Prodigy Doll, PD broke clean, was pinned on the rail and did not contest the early pace. Under asking, Prodigy Doll came out four wide into the stretch, leveled off, forged to command with her strong turn of foot making up 3 1/2 lengths, then pulling away for a widening two length win.
Prodigy Doll came out of the race in good form. Her record stands at 18 starts, 4 wins, 4 shows, and one place with career earnings of $241,320. PD is a stakes winner and multiple stakes placed. As we plan the balance of her 5 year old campaign we will be looking to burnish her resume with more black type with Graded Stakes black type a primary goal.
Plans for Prodigy Doll (KY) post racing career is to retain ownership and add her to Hank Nothhaft’s successful broodmare band. Prodigy Doll was acquired by HnR via Fasig Tipton sale with Ballysax Bloodstock acting as agent.