Jump to content
Bit Of A Yarn

Speightstown’s Lexitonian Upsets Vanderbilt


Recommended Posts

  • Journalists

Lexitonian (h, 5, Speightstown–Riviera Romper, by Tapit), beaten just a nose in last summer's GI Bing Crosby S. at Del Mar, lit up Saturday's GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. at 34-1.

Drawn on the fence, he was hustled to the front by Jose Lezcano. The chestnut was pressed through an opening quarter of :22.04 and appeared to be in deep water as Special Reserve (Midshipman) loomed large at the top of the stretch and hit the front. Lexitonian never quit, however, and battled back gamely to turn that one back and win by a neck. The classy 8-year-old Whitmore (Pleasantly Perfect) was third.

Scratched at the gate in this race last year, Lexitonian finished second, beaten only a head, in the GI Churchill Downs S. May 1. He entered off a well-beaten sixth in the GI Metropolitan H. at Belmont June 5.

Lexitonian is the 22nd GISW for Speightstown and the 6th GISW out of a daughter of Tapit (Gran Alegria, Harvey's Lil Goil, Qafila, Halladay and Carta Embrujada).

Lifetime Record: 19-5-2-2.

O/B-Calumet Farm (Ky); T-Jack Sisterson.

avw.php?zoneid=45&cb=67700179&n=af62659d

The post Speightstown’s Lexitonian Upsets Vanderbilt appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

View the full article

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...