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Trainer:   D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey:   Corey Nakatani
Owner:   Bluegrass Hall LLC
Foaling Date:   3-8-2009
Pedigree:   English Channel - Indy Pick by A.P. Indy
Dosage Profile:   10-9-17-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.24   0.81  
2011 Record:   5 Starts: 1 - 1 - 1, $108,975
Best Beyer Figure:   91
Note:   Won his debut and then was second in the With Anticipation (G2), third in the Breeders' Futurity (G1), 8th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), and then 4th in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2). Started 2012 with a 6th place finish in the Smarty Jones, followed by a 9th in the Risen Star (G2), and then 2nd in the Rebel (G2). Ran poorly to finish 10th in the Arkansas Derby (G1) for his final prep. Ran poorly in the Kentucky Derby, finishing 11th.

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