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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Jack Milton Captures Maker’s 46 Mile

LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum Jack Milton surged from last to first to win the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Friday.

Jack Milton Sweeps Past Field to Win Maker’s 46 Mile

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2015) – Gary Barber’s Jack Milton, last early in a field of seven, swept by the pack on the far outside to win the 27th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) by 2¼ lengths over Aripeka before a Friday afternoon crowd of 14,069.

Jack Milton gave jockey Javier Castellano his second victory in the race, with his initial victory coming in 2011 aboard Get Stormy. It was Castellano’s third victory of the afternoon and the third for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Quotes from the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1)

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Tristan Barry (assistant to Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Jack Milton)

“We had two plans. If he broke well, we were going to sit close to the pace and pounce. If he didn’t, we were going to sit back and make one run. Plan B worked well.”

 

On the next race for Jack Milton

Barn Notes -- Saturday, April 12

WISE DAN DOING WELL MORNING AFTER MAKER’S 46 MILE TRIUMPH

Trainer Charlie LoPresti was one happy camper Saturday morning, the day after Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan made a triumphant return to the races with a victory in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on Friday.

Barn Notes -- Friday, April 11

TOYOTA BLUE GRASS INFORMATION

EARLY POST: On Saturday, April 12, Keeneland will offer 12 races. Post time for the first race is 12:35 p.m. ET. The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) is the 11th race with a 5:45 p.m. post. Click here for the day’s card.

Barn Notes -- Thursday, April 10

VIDEO: TOM LEACH TALKS TO CHARLIE LOPRESTI ABOUT WISE DAN AND INTERVIEWS CONNECTIONS OF TOYOTA BLUE GRASS CONTENDERS BIG BAZINGA AND CASIGUAPO

Keeneland racing analyst Tom Leach interviews trainer Charlie LoPresti about two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is entered in Friday’s Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) for his 2014 debut. Click here to watch.

Leach also interviews:

Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Heads Field of Seven for Friday’s Maker’s 46 Mile

LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2014)  Morton Fink’s Wise Dan, the reigning two-time Horse of the Year, will make his 2014 debut Friday when he faces six foes in the 26th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on the grass at Keeneland.

The Maker’s 46 Mile will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a post time of 5:13 p.m. ET. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m.

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