Above: Artie Schiller standing at Stockwell Thoroughbreds

In the fittingly named More Than Ready Juvenile S., Artie Schiller (USA) saw his 44-1 shot Barrister Tom (USA) win the 1600 metre race.

Stalking the leaders, Barrister Tom found plenty of luck when a hole opened on the rail and he was able to steal the lead. The 2-year-old gelding had to dig deep to keep the win but in the end was able to win by 0.5l over Pivotal Mission (USA) (Noble Mission {GB}).

“What a nice little horse,” said Tyler Baze. “He’s got a lot of heart. It was nice for them to let me ride the horse. I don’t know what he paid. I know he was about 50-1. I’m just excited. It’s my first win at Kentucky Downs, and I look forward to some more next week.”

From the extended family of top sire Speightstown (USA) and Grade 1 winners Mani Bhavan (USA) (Storm Boot {USA}) and Capezzano (USA) (Bernardini {USA}), Barrister Tom is one of four Northern Hemisphere 2-year-old starters for Artie Schiller so far this year.

Article courtesy of TDN