Gary on Ashelyluvssugar going for the G2 Charles Wittingham S. 05/22/2015
Red hot Ashelyluvssugar heads a field of five 3-year-olds and up inSunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, as the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Game Plan bids for his second consecutive graded stakes win and his third overall win in a row.
Trained by Peter Eurton and owned by his breeders, Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Ashelyluvssugar rallied from far off the pace under Gary Stevens to take the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes on March 21 and will hope to have a legitimate pace to run at in the Whittingham.
Firing Line and Gary to break from post 10 04/29/2015
Gary and Firing Line will break from the center of the gate in post position 10. He will have Bolo to his inside and Stanford to his outside. Firing Line has been given morning-line odds of 12-1 and along with Carpe Diem is the third choice.
As Firing Line was readied for his jog, his Derby rider – Hall of Famer Gary Stevens – stopped by the barn to check on the bay. Stevens was asked just how much he liked Firing Line. “I like him quite a bit,” the 52-year-old jockey said with a smile.
Private clocker Gary Young's comment on Firing Line 04/27/2015
Firing Line looked well composed in his first visit to Churchill. A good effort from him is expected from this observer.
Firing Line steps on out the track at Churchill Downs 04/26/2015
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, easy winner of the Sunland Derby (gr. III), also jogged at Churchill April 27 after arriving on the same flight as Dortmund. Firing Line, by Line of David , passed Dortmund in the Feb. 7 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II), but the big colt surged back to beat him by a head.