Olympiad, ridden by Venezuelan jockey Júnior Alvarado, won the Stepen Forest Stakes, held as one of the most important races last weekend at the Churchill Downs arena in Kentucky, with a prize of $750.000.
Speightstown's son in Tokyo Time, by Medaglia d'Oro, went out to chase the leading Caddo River and Mandaloun from the initial meters to displace them in the final 600, after booking 23.05 and 46.45 for the first 400 and 800 meters, while that the record for the 1.200 meters was 1.10.64:XNUMX:XNUMX.
Down the stretch, Olympiad pulled away from their supporters to clock 1:35.13 for the 1.600m and claim victory in a time of 1:47.66 for the 1.800m with a lead of two and a quarter lengths over Americanrevolution, who advanced strongly to occupy the second position with the mount of Luis Sáez. Third place went to Proxy and fourth Mandaloun, winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby by regulation, who did not respond as expected.
It was the seventh victory for Olympiad in 10 appearances, the fifth in a row for the coach trained by William I. Mott, who with this victory secured his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic, the most important race of the event to be held the first week of November. at Keeneland, with a series of selective competitions.
Son of Tapit for 23 bodies
Charger It won the Dwyer Stakes last weekend at Belmont Park
The colt Charge It, a son of Tapit in I'll Take Charge, trained by Todd A. Pletcher, won with 23 lengths and in 1:34.67 for the 1.600 meters of the DwyerStakes, in Belmont Park, New York.
The one led by Puerto Rican John Velázquez, took the lead from the first meters to say goodbye to his opponents and get his second victory in five presentations.