Monday, May 25, 2009

Kurbat & Amie's Legend Splash Onto Stakes Scene

He may not have been on his 'A' game but Kurbat didn't need to be in winning Friday's MGK 102.9 stakes at Philadelphia Park.

The Chilean bred came off a second in the $100,000 Fort Harrod at Keeneland and returned to his winning ways at Friday's distance of 1 1/8 miles. The Fort Harrod was ran at 1 5/8 miles, which appeared to be a tad too long for the 5-year-old.

Jen's Revenge set the pace for the field of five, in splits of 23.4, 47 and 1:10.4. Kurbat was placed just off the rail by Jeremy Rose before slipping outside the front runner entering the stretch. Jen's Revenge held strong but could not hold off Kurbat's stretch run.

The $75,000 stake finished in 1:41.66.

On Saturday, Amie's Legend tried her hand in the Shine Again Stakes at Pimlico and held up her end of the bargain. In her first stakes attempt, The Not For Love filly shot through the rail under Luis Garcia to win her second straight.

The 4-year-old captured the $50,000 stake in 1:47.45.

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