A Case of Seconditis - Little Red Feather Race Recap (02.18.20)
Posted by Billy Koch on February 18, 2020
Little Red Feather Racing had a quiet President's Day weekend as only one horse, My Boy Tate, donned the silks in a NY Bred stake for trainer, breeder, and co-owner, Michelle Nevin. Although he made a bold rally late, My Boy Tate could only manage a second place effort... the fifth second in only sixteen 2020 starts for LRF.
On Monday afternoon at Aqueduct, MY BOY TATE (above) tried to win the $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes for NY Breds for the second time. Back in 2018 during Tate's five race winning streak, the son of Boys at Toscanova ran one of the best races of his career, earning a 99 Beyer speed rating in the process.
Fast forward two years and My Boy Tate - now six - broke a little slowly from the rail as the post time favorite with Manny Franco. Down the backstretch of the six furlong sprint, Tate trailed the field over six lengths from front runner and eventual winner, Amundson, before unleashing a furious stretch rally to nab the place (video below).
With his second place effort, My Boy Tate raised his career earnings to $385,400 and has now been in the money in 10 of his 14 lifetime starts (six wins, three seconds, and a third). The consistent NY Bred should return to the races in early April at Aqueduct.
LRF has a big weekend on tap with Super Patriot, who was claimed for $35,000, making her second graded stakes start on Saturday at Santa Anita in the GII $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes. The last time an LRF runner ran in the Buena Vista was back in 2018 as Fault, owned in a partnership with Agave Racing Stable, captured the GII with a rail skimming ride by Geovanni Franco (video below).
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