In his sixth start, Made in America became a Stakes Winner, and as first foal of his dame, became Kindle’s first Stakes winner as well. Besides surviving the San Luis Rey fire (AKA Lilac Fire) that killed 46 horses, Made in America has overcome two soft tissue injuries that kept him off the track 7 months and 9 months respectively. As a result, Made in America (KY) made his 6th start at the beginning of his five year old campaign.
Timing of his comebacks has resulted in five of his starts taking place at Turfway Park. Three starts were on the old Polytrack, and he has now booked two races on the new Tapeta track, racking up a 5 starts 3 wins 2 places record. The places coming after the long aforementioned lay-offs. Four of his starts have been 6.5 furlong affairs and one allowance win at a mile. HnR believes that Made in America (KY) is a miler and is winning the sprints on shear talent.
Given the condition book at Turfway Park and the fact that Made in America (KY) is fit and sound our goal is to run there two more times before the end of the meet, preferably at a mile or greater. Ideally, Made in America (KY) would run in his next Allowance condition and then in the Kentucky Cup Classic at 1 1/8 miles to wrap up the campaign.
If we are fortunate to achieve these goals, Made in America (KY) trains well on the dirt, so we will be looking at all dirt and all weather opportunities as we work through the year. Made in America (KY) ships well and the Mid-Atlantic/Kentucky/Indiana circuits are our targets, His Dame Kindle (KY) won on the turf, dirt and all weather. We know that the great Tiznow was an astonishing performer on the dirt.
Below is the Thoroughbred Daily News summary of the Forego Stakes.
“FOREGO S., $63,410, Turfway, 1-15, 4yo/up, 6 1/2f (AWT), 1:16.70, ft.
1–MADE IN AMERICA, 120, g, 5, Tiznow–Kindle (MSW & MGSP, $243,370), by Indian Charlie. 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN.
O/B-HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (KY);
J-Declan Cannon. $38,285. Lifetime Record: 6-3-2-0, $112,010. 2–
Hurricane Highway, 120, g, 5, Quality Road–Stormy Kiss
(Arg), by Bernstein. ($10,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $80,000 Ylg ’17 OBSOCT; $15,000 2yo ’18 FTKFEB; $95,000 2yo ’18 OBSAPR).
O-Contreras Stable, Inc. and Trostrud Jr., Earl J.; B-Marchanta Syndicate (KY); T-Cipriano Contreras. $12,350.
3–Lookin to Strike, 120, g, 6, Lookin At Lucky–Miss Bonnie, by Officer. ($22,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $32,000 RNA Ylg ’16
OBSAUG; $210,000 2yo ’17 OBSAPR). O-Gary Barber; B-Fedai Kahraman (KY); T-Mark E. Casse. $6,175.
Margins: HD, 3/4, NK. Odds: 7.90, 8.10, 4.50.
Also Ran: Dabo, Eagle Song (Ire), Frosted Ice, What’s Up Dude, Guildsman (Fr), Bango, Unmoored. Scratched: Awesome Gent, Escapade, Fast Fire.
Made In America scored a narrow upset to earn his black-type badge at Turfway Friday night. Keeping tabs from third early, the gelding rallied down the center of the track in the lane to get the win by a head.
Graduating at third asking at Turfway in February, Made in America captured an optional claimer there a month later. Subsequently shelved, he resurfaced Dec. 31 at this oval, finishing second in an allowance.
Made in America is the first foal out of MSW & MGSP Kindle, whose recent produce includes the now-3-year-old colt Palazzi (Pioneer of the Nile) and a yearling colt by Into Mischief. She was bred back to American Pharoah.”